Monday, April 14, 2014

Bikini Crunch-Time

As the warmer weather continues to creep up on us, many people are cracking down on their beach-body prep. Many "Shrink a size in 14 days" posts start appearing on pinterest boards along with an influx of healthy meal pins. One of the consistent elements is found in the majority of these weight loss plans and may be the secret to seeing quick results. Many plans begin with strength training workouts before incorporating more cardio to burn away those stubborn pounds.

When considering the science behind this reasoning it makes sense. Muscle burns more calories than fat. So starting to build up the muscle you have can elicit more powerful results during your cardio sessions. Making sure to incorporate both cardio and strength training into your workout can also be key. While many of us might have preferences towards one or the other, the balance of both types of workouts will help you achieve faster and more well-rounded results. Maybe even try devoting different days to different workouts. Focus primarily on cardio with a little bit of strength training 3 days out of the week, alternating with 3 days to focus primarily on strength training with an easier or shorter cardio workout (taking the 7th day to rest and stretch out).

Incorporating a healthy weight loss supplement can also greatly increase the speed of your results. Try Garcinia Cambogia (advertised many times by Dr. Oz as the new miracle weight loss pill), or White Mulberry extract for a powerful combination of natural ingredients that can help to increase your metabolism and burn away those last few pounds.