How to Workout to Cut Belly Fat
This past weekend I was talking to a member who wanted to loose weight in their torso. I totally understand I told her, I want to loose some in my stomach area too.
Immediately she asked me what type of ab work I do. I showed her a few of my favorites, and then asked her what she planned for her workout that day.
“Well mainly abs” she told me.
“Hmm…”, I responded. “That works, but you probably want to also incorporate strength training for the whole body because spot treatment of different parts of the body don’t work – instead the body will pull fat from all over the body.”
Burn 4 to 7 Times more calories!
Since muscle burns 4 to 7x’s more calories, my recommendation for women is to focus on incorporating exercises that use where our muscles are strongest, which is our lower body.
We usually have stronger legs so exercises activating these muscles (like squats and lunges) will burn the most amount of fat over our whole body!
Burn calories while sitting
The great thing about overall body strength training is that throughout the day you will be burning calories even while sitting down. Did you know 1 pound of fat will burn approximately 5 to 10 calories per day while 1 pound of lean muscle mass will burn up between 35 and 50 calories per day!
Finally do not worry about bulking up. Women don’t naturally bulk up, instead we’ll build lean muscle and have a more toned overall look.
So if you are looking to tone up your torso – look to some serious squats and lunges as part of your workout routine.