It is not necessary to workout for hours for the purpose of weight loss. However, it is important that you do only THE workouts that help you burn fat and lose weight fast. Strength training exercises are such workouts. You see, almost all of us are busy people, and as such, time is extremely precious to us. Out of the twenty-four hours we get in a day, we can probably afford to spend only about 30 minutes on exercises.
Therefore, we must make sure that each second of those precious thirty minutes are put to good use. In this article I will tell you about why strength training workouts are good for fast fat loss.
First of all, let me tell you how strength training workouts save you time. If you have ever indulged in cardiovascular activities such as walking, running, swimming, jogging, etc., you know only too well that they take a long time before providing you with the desired, lean body.
While it is true that there are certain cardios that take shorter time in providing the results than others, if you wish to lose weight in the shortest possible time, then doing intense or strength training workouts is the way to go.
While cardios need to be done for a minimum of 1 hour per day to get the expected fat loss benefits, you can spend as little as fifteen minutes on strength training and still lose almost the same amount of fat. Now, if that doesn’t interest you, I don’t know what else will.
Yet another but often overlooked advantage of strength training over cardio is that unlike cardio which helps you burn fat only during the workout session, strength training exercises not only burn fat during workout but also at rest. Imagine burning fat while watching your favorite television show. Well, that is possible only with strength training workouts.
Strength training can be done either with body weight resistance or with weights. While either method would help you burn a ton of calories, I prefer working out with the help of weights.
Here is a tip: when doing strength training, do only those workouts which focus on large muscle groups. There are two reasons behind it. Firstly, large muscle groups often influence the smaller muscle groups, which means that once you start working on the big muscles, the effects would automatically show on the smaller muscle groups.
Secondly, unlike small muscles groups that are weak and cannot grow, large muscle groups are not only strong but also have the potential to grow bigger and stronger. In effect, this means that the more you workout, the more muscle tissues would be added into these large muscle groups.
Now what are large muscle groups? Examples of large muscle groups are legs, chest, back, shoulders, etc. As for small muscle groups, there are too many of them to list here, but to give you an idea, your biceps is an example of small muscle group. You would notice that whenever you work on your back, the biceps would also start working.