Burn off the FAT –

“With this great Abs workout!”
Well, that was a headline on the front of Runner’s World last month, and is often a headline you’ll see on most “fitness or celebrity” magazines, every month.

Will it do as the headline says?

Largely, No.

Yes ab and core exercises will help strengthen those muscles and improve posture, but they’re not going to burn fat alone. Just how many calories would a set of ab exercises burn? 30, 40, 50 at most if you’re going for a while!

Ab and core work should be built into your workouts, along with big full body exercises like Squats, Lunges, Pressups, pullups, Kettlebell or dumbell swings, Rotational work etc, and again using freeweights and not machines, unless you’re using assisted pullup work.

Add in some interval training, be it on CV equipment or with resistance exercises, and cut back on sugar, wheat and processed foods, whilst eating more protein and natural foods, and you’ll be on your way to really burning off the fat!

If you want more information on Interval Training, signup to the box on the right and you’ll receive my report on how to integrate Intervals into your workouts for maximum results!

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