Burn Fat Fast: 30-Minute Home Strength Routine
This intense strength routine boosts metabolism and builds overall fitness
Build your body in the comfort of your front room. There may be some sweating…
INTERVAL TRAINING isn’t new to runners. The concept is simple: instead of exercising at one pace for an extended time, you alternate between short, high-intensity bursts and longer recovery periods. While steady-state cardio trains your muscles to be more efficient – an important adaptation for distance runners – occasionally working at the high-intensity level can lead to your burning more calories for hours after the session has ended. Exactly how many more is difficult to calculate because every person’s body is different, but it can be as high as 30 per cent more than steady-state workouts, according to the American College of Sports Medicine. And high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that incorporates strength moves helps build total-body fitness in a way that interval running does not. Do the following routine once or twice a week on non-running days to reap huge benefits in just 30 minutes – without even leaving home.
Explosive movements such as jumps work muscles in a way that longdistance training doesn’t.
Adapted from Workout Prescription: 10, 20 & 30-Minute High-intensity Interval Training Workouts for Every Fitness Level, by Dr Jordan Metzl (Rodale).