Who wouldn’t like a great looking body? Especially at this time of year we look towards the next with a few well intended resolutions; lose weight, get a better body etc. etc. but the majority will quit after some time blaming the age element or lack of motivation. However, I have heard a rumour that anybody can get a great looking stomach.
Doing strength and fartlek and interval sessions you’ll get more results (more fat loss) in less workout time (only 45 minutes). For me 45 minutes has never been ‘only’ when talking about exercising. In this workout, they say, you should make an extra effort to concentrate on the muscles contracting during each exercise. Don’t just go through the motions. Stick to the tempo. As always if you have any questions about what you are doing ask a fitness professional.
I like being sneaky and by making just one easy change to your walking or running routine though, you can deceive your body into putting it’s fat burning on overdrive once again. All you have to do is mix things up with something different. If you’re walking for example, then start jogging for about 30 seconds. Do this randomly throughout your walk. If you’re already jogging, then sprint as fast as you can for about 30 seconds instead, then slow back down to your basic jogging speed.
It is better to choose fartlek training in which you do exercise to increase your heart rate rapidly for a short time and after that relax and after that once again repeat the process. It is a bit similar to circuit training which is another type of exercise that helps to increase your heart rate to 70 percent maximum and preserve it for short time. When the fats are melted, you can develop the core with sit-ups, crunches, leg lifts or any other muscle developing exercise.
Another variation is to run to targets. Warm up with a 5 minute jog at a good fartlek running tips stable speed. After that, choose a target that is 100 meters away and sprint to it. When you reach the destination slow back down to a slow back down for 60 to 90 seconds. Then choose another target and sprint to that. Vary the distance you sprint to from 100 meters to 300 meters away. Make it a game and make it difficult. Keep this up for 20 minutes and you should be absolutely gassed. Finish the run with a 5 minute cool down at a good slow speed.