So stay on your feet. You'll not only burn calories but also stay more focused and engaged in your workout. Better yet, combine multiple exercises and move quickly from one to the next with minimal rest between them. (Don't sit on anything between sets either.) When possible, use one arm or leg at a time. The muscles that keep you balanced and stabilized end up doing twice as much work. All this activity will create a more efficient, more effective workout that's more likely to produce the results you want. Now up and at 'em!
Excellent article!, just wanted to ask a quick question in regards to maintaing my muscle and cutting body fat. I work out monday- friday, am eating very healthy and also taking in my body weight in protein per day. I weigh 195lbs but want to get to about 180-185 lbs. I am starting to do cardio to help cut down on my body fat and was wondering when do you think is the best time to do cardio to help decrease my body fat and but not my muscle growth ? Immediately following my workout? or a couple hours after my workout (after I have eaten dinner and protein shake). Thanks for your time
Creatine can yield incredible benefits when trying to cut body fat because it allows you to maintain strength , even when glucose levels are extremely low. There have been numerous types of creatine to hit the shelves in the recent years. You may have heard of kre-alkalyn creatine, creatine phosphate, creatine citrate, creatine esters, and more. Each of these claims to help you build lean muscle and increase your strength in the gym. Everyone responds differently to these various forms, but in my experience... the most enduring type has been regular creatine monohydrate. I have personally used the micronized version from Biochem . This creatine comes in an ultra-fine consistency that will have minimal stress on the kidneys and cause the least amount of potential bloating. Don't be afraid to take creatine monohydrate when dieting, it will not make you like your "holding water" but it will help you maintain your strength and keep you from looking flat and stringy while trying to lose body fat.