If you want to increase your fat burn, you do not have to increase the length of your workouts. This common misconception is one of many that keep women over the age of 40 struggling with their weight.
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, working professional, full-time student, or simply have a full plate of things to do in front of you, you don’t have time for long workouts.
As a personal trainer, fitness instructor, nutrition coach, business mentor, and mom of three, neither do I.
That is why I created the Burn Fat and Feast program–so women could stop spending hours exercising every day and instead find short, effective workouts that are more effective and efficient.
Now, you may be wondering why longer workouts don’t increase fat burn. It makes sense that the more you exercise the more fat you will burn and weight you will lose, but that’s not the case.
Let’s not waste any more time (since we’re all busy here) and dive right into why longer workouts are not better and shorter workouts will actually give you the results you’ve been working for.
The Benefits of Short, Sweet, High-Intensity Workouts
Are you no longer seeing results from your exercise program?
Do you find yourself dreading going to the gym?
Have you lost motivation and interest in accomplishing your fitness goals?
If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, it is likely time to switch up your fitness routine. Short, high-intensity workouts are the way to go. They have been “trending” in the fitness industry for a while now and for good reason.
Here are three of the main benefits of opting for shorter workouts:
- You can accomplish more with shorter workouts
Less truly is more when it comes to exercising, especially for women looking to burn fat fast. You will accomplish your health and fitness goals in more ways than one.
First, short workouts are easier to fit into your busy schedule. And 10 minutes at home sounds much less intimidating than 45 minutes at a gym facility. I know it sounds impossible, but it’s true–working out for just 10 minutes a day can be more effective than long drawn-out workouts when you choose the right exercise routine. (We’ll get into that more in a minute.)
Secondly, with a more accessible workout plan, you will find yourself crushing your fitness goals daily. Rather than losing motivation due to skipping out on the gym, you will be encouraged and motivated to continue your short workouts because they are quick, easy, and effective.
- You will experience improved cardiovascular endurance
While you may think running or cycling is the best way to improve your cardiovascular endurance, studies have shown that is not necessarily the case. Performing high-intensity workouts for a shorter period of time result in improved cardiovascular endurance.
You are more likely to strengthen your lungs and heart when you work faster not longer. More than that, high-intensity workouts boost your metabolism, increase your fat burn, and burn more calories in less time than long, drawn-out workouts.
- You will see better results sooner
Slow and steady jogs around the neighborhood are a good source of exercise–especially if you are training for an upcoming race–but they are not the way to get results fast. Interval training, which consists of short, high-intensity exercises, can improve your fitness level and body composition in as little as two weeks.
In one study focusing on high-intensity training and its effect on testosterone levels, the results showed that a brief sprint interval exercise routine increased testosterone levels. This is vital for both men and women, especially because testosterone levels in the body naturally decrease with age.
Elevated testosterone levels aid in accelerating weight loss, preserving muscle mass, increasing energy, and balancing hormone levels. You will burn more fat and achieve your fitness goals in a safe and healthy way with HIIT workouts.
HIIT: The Best Short Workouts With the Best Results
All of the benefits mentioned above come from HIIT workouts. HIIT stands for “High-Intensity Interval Training.” It combines strength training and endurance components to help you build muscle and blast fat simultaneously. Rather than focusing on only a couple of muscle groups per workout, HIIT training involves multiple muscle groups throughout the workout. This way the fat burn happens throughout your entire body, increasing your calories burned during and after your workout.
Plus, HIIT workouts can be completed anywhere, so you don’t have to worry about having a gym membership or buying special equipment to complete the workout. This is essential for us women who are juggling many different responsibilities.
If you’re looking to try a fast, effective, full-body HIIT workout today, check out my latest fat-blasting HIIT routine here.
By diversifying the intensity of your workout, you can accomplish more fat burn in less time. This makes short and sweet workouts much more effective than long ones.
It’s Time to Switch It Up with Burn Fat and Feast
The results are in: short, high-intensity exercises are more effective than long, cardio-based workouts. I hope this was the good news you were hoping for!
Hundreds of women have found success with HIIT workouts, and you can join them through the Burn Fat and Feast program.
If you are looking for even more ways to tweak your current health and fitness routine and see massive fat burning results, check out my FREE Fat Burning Guide.