Are You on a Fat Burning Exercise Program?

By: D Fraser

So many of us desire to lose weight, yet the majority of those people don't spend time doing the right exercises that would cause them to burn fat. Why is that? Is it because of incorrect instruction? Or a lack of education? This article is going to explore what a proper fat burning exercise program looks like. More specifically we'll explore why abdominal exercise won't burn fat, why cardio isn't always the answer, and how you can work out at home and burn more fat then going to the gym. By the end of this article you should have a firm grasp of what it takes to exercise and burn fat.

Why Crunches and Sit Ups won't burn fat

There are two types of exercises you can do. Those that burn energy from food like sugars, and those that burn fat. Shorter bursts of energy such as crunches burn sugar. So while it might appear like you're giving yourself a good workout, in the end your not burning your energy from the right place. As a secondary disadvantage to this style of exercise, most people concentrate on abdominal workouts because they want to develop six pack abs. You can do this, how ever without a fat burning exercise program the chances of you ever seeing your cut abdominal area underneath your belly flab is slim to none.

NOTE: I'm not suggesting that people should focus on abdominal exercises. What I am saying is that if you think you're going to cut the fat from your belly just by doing sit ups and crunches, you're wasting your time.

How about Cardio? Will it Burn Fat?

Another misconception is that running on the treadmill for hours is the answer to burning off that excess fat. Again, it's a fable that some what tells a fib. Running, jogging or walking on a treadmill or outdoors is good cardiovascular exercise, how ever it isn't the best answer for burning fat, or building muscle. A better solution is to get the same cardio benefits while building muscle. How can you do that? Just keep reading to find out.

Two Exercises are Better then one

The best workout you can give yourself if your goal is to burn fat is to work two muscle groups at once. Super setting is a way of working opposing muscle groups at the same time. So instead of just doing bicep curls, you could work in a leg exercise as well. Effectively doubling your intensity because your cardiovascular system never gets a break.

This method of exercise is key to a fat burning exercise program. While one muscle group is resting your working the other, and vice versa. It's these types of workouts that will build muscle and burn fat at the same time leaving you toned and lean.

The fact is unless you've planned out a fat burning exercise program, you probably aren't doing one. Most of the exercises we're led to believe are best for burning fat, are in reality not that great. If you educate yourself on what exercises are wroth spending time on, concentrate your time on those exercises you'll increase your chances of successful weight loss ten fold.

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