How to Burn More Calories in Every Workout
By Genevieve Cunningham
If you're going to work out, you want it to be effective. You want to get the most bang for your buck, so to speak. You want your sweat session to matter, to make changes, to be worth the time and effort. So how can we do this? How can we make sure that every workout is full of muscle building, calorie burning, sweat inducing goodness? If you would like to take your workout to the next level and burn more calories with each session, take a look at these effective tips.
Add Some Length
If you've been working out for exactly 30 minutes a day four days a week for months on end, it might be time to add a little length to that workout. Try increasing two of your workout sessions to 45 minutes or an hour. Adding just a little bit of time to your workout can mean more calories burned and a deeper fatigue for the muscles and mind by the workout’s end.
Add Some Intensity
If you don't really have more time to devote to your workout, it might be time to increase the intensity. Every time that you do a move, do it with all of your focus, attention, and energy. Sometimes our effort wanes over time. Give every workout your devoted energy and effort, and you're more likely to feel the burn and improve the body.
Add Some Weights
Weights are a great tool for almost any workout. When you add weights, it forces your muscles to work that much harder. Your muscles will be fatigued much more quickly, and your body will demand more energy on the spot. This leads to both strength as well as an increase in the number of calories that you burn per session. You can add a weightlifting session all on its own, or start with some handheld weights that can be added to your normal routine.
Working out is tough, both mentally and physically, and it's definitely necessary. But if you know you’re getting the most from your exercise and you’re burning as many calories as possible, you’re much more likely to stick with it. Use these tips to make your workout work for you, and you’ll gain a stronger, more toned body before you know it.
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