Everybody wants to burn fat and get ripped. Getting ripped depends on your diet and cardio. The problem regular with most cardio is that it burns off your hard earned muscle mass as well as body fat. This is why you see people taking aerobics classes or fucking around on some cardio machines everyday, but they don’t make any improvements.
When you hop on some bs machine and do Regular cardio for 30-40 minutes you will get ALL of the negative side effects associated with cardio (increased cortisol, muscle loss, overuse injuries, decreased power etc.).
To burn fat ans get ripped without burning off your muscle there are two options and they’re at the extreme opposite ends of the spectrum.
You can do very high intensity cardio (sprint).
Or you can very low intensity cardio (walk).
LOW INTENSITY CARDIO
Some pro bodybuilders do low intensity cardio. The best time to do it is first thing in the morning on an empty stomach for 30-60 mins if burning fat is the goal
You can walk on a treadmill with the incline up. Or you can go outside with a light weighted vest, or walk up hill, or walk through the woods
The nice thing about this is there is no (physical) negative effect at all. No cortisol, no muscle loss, nothing. And you start your day with some nice fresh air which is great for your health and your mind.
If you chose low intensity cardio his should be done three times per week, minimum. This will help keep you lean while you’re in the process of trying to gain size and will also help you recover more efficiently
HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT)
If you have been reading this blog for a wile, you KNOW that HIIT cardio is my preferred fat burning method.
A study at Laval University in Quebec, Canada found that HIIT cardio helped trainees loose nine (yes, 9!) times more fat than those who trained the traditional way (moderate speed for 20-60 minutes). Combine HIIT with your weight program and you boost your metabolism through the roof!
I personally think that sprinting is the best way to do HIIT cardio. In the videos below, I will show you have I sprint to burn fat and stay ripped!
Here is a great sprint drill call “Suicides”
Here is another sprinting drill called “Full Court Sprints”
Here is a sprint drill that you can do when you are at a track
It is best to do HIIT first thing in the morning on an empty stomach because you will burn A LOT more fat! If you can’t do it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, then do it after your resistance training workout.
I like to do HIIT Cardio 3-4 times a week, thats how I stay ripped. If I REALLY need to get cut up for something, I add a second cardio session by walking (LOW INTENSITY CARDIO) 30-60 mins at night or after lunch. I do this be doing two HIIT sessions per day would be way too much. This method is really effective if you need to burn a lot of fat FAST!
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