We all know what the drill is when it comes to calorie control, cutting out alcohol and getting rid of sugar from our diet. But if you want to build muscle, get rock hard abs and thighs you can crack nuts with, you’re going to have to put in some cardio. Most of us hate the idea of a boring aerobic workout or a typical circuit training session. So why not blast your way to an excellent workout with cardio that thinks outside the box and works on your exercise motivation? Here are our top methods on how to burn fat fast, bust the bulge and tone up.
Tracy Anderson Method
The Tracy Anderson Method has been tried and tested for many years and is endorsed by celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow. The program is still up there as a cardio workout that gets fast results. It’s painful, sweaty and hard going. But if it were easy to get tight abs and powerful muscles, then everyone would be walking around looking like a Victoria’s Secret model, right?
Tracy Anderson happens to be a pneumatic blonde bombshell. Which only goes further to endorse her way of working out. She creates long, lean bodies by focusing on accessory muscles instead of the large muscle groups. She works on changing your body shape by switching up her routine programs every ten days. This results in you working so many different muscle groups that eventually you will see a significant change. Her workouts are of a Hollywood standard. So they are tough, challenging and will make you sweat. But if you keep it up the results you see will be phenomenal.
If you want to try something exhilarating and new why not give Tabata training a try? This is a great training program for those that get bored easily and can’t stand the thought of the same aerobic exercises over and over again.
A Tabata workout is all about the HIIT method. HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. This means that each different exercise you do only lasts for four minutes each. HIIT workouts have been proven to burn fat fast, and they keep burning fat for hours after you stop exercising. Short, intense workouts that focus on different muscles groups have been proven to bust that bulge faster than low-intensity longer workouts.
High-intensity training increases your metabolism. It also builds endurance, is great for your heart and helps you lose fat rather than muscle. Interval training is the way forward. And it is especially effective if you are short on time and get bored with hour long ‘samey-same’ routines.
Ok, hands up if you hate cardio? If you’d rather not get too sweaty, you might want to consider a program such as Mary Helen Bowers Ballet Beautiful instead. This exercise regime focuses on stretches that lengthen the body. And it also provides the key to the athletic nature that comes with creating a ballerina’s toned body.
While it may not get your heart rate pumping as much as a full-on cardio workout, the benefits of stretching and toning are immense. The Ballet Beautiful program has the capability of sculpting your muscles into longer leaner ones. And if it’s good enough for Miranda Kerr, we might just give it a go!
Ballet elongates your muscles and over time will provide you with much more flexibility. It will lift and shape your butt, thighs, and arms and give you a much better awareness of your posture. Ballet is the ideal choice if you want to blast the fat in an elegant and more refined way.
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Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.