Many Americans do the ups and downs of weight loss, but never see substantial results. We obliterate ourselves in the gym, but don’t back it up with our diet. The diet is a key part to any weight loss regime, but when I say diet I do not mean a fad or weight loss trick. Your diet is what you eat on a daily basis, it is meant to be your lifestyle. The other component is the gym to help speed up metabolism and to allow your body the efficient tools it needs to burn fat cells. So which Cardio is best? Should I swim, run, row, throw, jump, or kick? All options are good, but these options aren’t going to help you progress in your fat loss journey as fast as you would like.
An amazing online trainer named Michael Morelli that I follow on Instagram and on his WEBSITE goes into why weights will help you lose weight faster. The program that he promotes is HIIT MAX or High Intensity Interval Training. By combining a series of exercises to keep your heart rate up you maintain the optimal heart rate for weight loss. The HIIT recommended is not just cardio, but strength training as a form of cardio. Morelli quotes on his website, “weight training is by far the most effective way to rid yourself of unwanted body fat, torch calories and boost your metabolism.”
The more I look into weight loss options I realize how very wrong I’ve been doing it over the years, or not doing it rather. Mindset is the biggest battle. I suppose I will have to move beyond my single sit-up every morning and get back into the gym and start some HIIT MAX. Have you heard of this kind of interval training and the benefits of weights on fat loss, or are you still running miles on the treadmill and not getting anywhere…literally?