Literally. Blast off that extra fat fast! Move faster in order to lose weight faster. We all know to burn calories and fat we have to do cardio, cardio, cardio, in addition to strength training regularly. In the end, we end up spending more time than we actually have, hours on end- at the gym! In all actuality, you don't have to spend an hour at a time on the treadmill to get the most efficient calorie burn. A great and non-mind-numbing way to burn fat is to do HIIT; High Intensity Interval Training
The HIIT method, once known as the Fartlek training method, Swedish for "speed play," was developed by track coaches to help improve runners performance. The goal of high intensity interval training is said right in the name: intervals of high intesnity exercise within a period of time. In addition to burning more calories and progressing weight loss than steady state cardiovascular exercise, HIIT training aids in preserving lean muscle, as well as developing fast twitch muscle fibers. HIIT can be done with any piece of cardio equipment (bike, treadmill, stairmaster, jumping rope etc.) or with body weight exercises. For example, a good HIIT workout on a treadmill:
15 seconds: High-Intensity Exercise
60 seconds: Rest or Low-Intensity Exercise
Repeat another 10 times, followed by a final 15-second high-intensity blast.
Total time: 14 minutes
30 seconds: High-Intensity Exercise
15 seconds: Rest or Low-Intensity Exercise
Repeat another 25 times, followed by a final 30-second high-intensity blast.
Total time: 20 minutes
20 minutes of HIIT training is more efficient than 30-40 minutes at a steady pace. So instead of running on the treadmill, HITT the treadmill! STOP spending so much time at steady state; running, walking, cycling, or whatever, spend less time and burn more calories in a shorter period of time doing HIIT!