3 Ways to Lose Fat Fast

Ben Greenfield
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Top 3 Exercise Tips To Lose Fat Fast

Yesterday I noticed an increased frenzy of activity at the gym. Chalk it up to the increasingly warm weather and the height of swimsuit season--both of which go hand in hand with the desire to maximize weight loss.

So today, I’m giving you my top 3 tips to burn fat fast.

Use Cardio Boosters

In Which Workout Burns The Most Fat, I introduce the concept of doing brief and intense cardiovascular bursts, like jumping jacks, after each weight training set. For example, do 4 sets of squats, and after each set, do 50 jumping jacks as your cardio booster.

Do Not Stop Moving

In How To Lose Fat Quickly, we saw that for the average person, losing 3-5 pounds of fat per week is possible--but requires a high amount of physical activity. If you want fast fat loss, avoid sitting whenever possible, and break up your exercise sessions so that you’re working out 2 or 3 times per day. For example, rather than doing a single one hour workout, you could break it up into easy sections:

  1. Morning: 20 minute walk

  2. Lunch hour: 5 sets of 10 pushups or 10 squats

  3. Evening at home or gym: 10-20 minute high intensity interval workout or 3x through a full body dumbbell circuit.

Prevent Injuries

The sample program in How To Lose Weight in 4 Weeks includes stretching and yoga--primarily because this can be a highly effective injury prevention strategy. And when it comes to fast fat loss, nothing derails your progress like getting injured and being unable to move. Also be sure to warm-up and cool-down properly.

If you have more questions about fast fat loss, just ask them at the Get-Fit Guy Facebook page--but please remember that there is a growing body of the best fat loss and fitness tips right here on Get-Fit Guy's site--so check here for the answer to your question first (I recommend doing a simple search for whatever term you’re seeking, like "flat stomach" or "gain muscle).

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About the Author

Ben Greenfield

Ben Greenfield received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of Idaho in sports science and exercise physiology; personal training and strength and conditioning certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA); a sports nutrition certification from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), an advanced bicycle fitting certification from Serotta. He has over 11 years’ experience in coaching professional, collegiate, and recreational athletes from all sports, and as helped hundreds of clients achieve weight loss and fitness success.