How To Exercise To Lose Weight Fast

by Kenney on March 24, 2010


Want to learn how to exercise to lose weight fast? Then I’m going to give you a few tips that are going to help you to do just that. I believe that exercising is critical to the success of losing weight and especially losing weight fast. Your goal with exercising should be twofold: to burn a lot of calories during exercise and to build lean muscle mass so that you increase your metabolism.

Both of those two reasons above are equally important when trying to use exercise to lose weight fast. The first one, burning a lot of calories during exercise, would help you to start to see results quickly. The second one, building lean muscle mass so you increase your metabolism, would help you to exponentially increase the amount of weight that you lose and to help you keep from ever gaining it back.

How to Exercise to Lose Weight Fast

Let’s talk about exercises that burn a lot of calories first. Exercises that make you use your larger muscles in exercises that use multiple joints in order to do them are exercises that generally would help you to burn a lot of calories performing exercise. Large muscles require a lot of energy in order to move them which in turn is burning a lot of calories. Exercises that cause you to use multiple joints to do them mean that they require a number of muscles in order to do them which in turn causes you to use a lot of energy.

Some examples of exercises that do this are running, biking, rowing, freestyle swimming, and squats with an overhead press. All of these exercises require you to use large muscles and multiple joints.

How to Build Lean Muscle Mass so That You Increase Your Metabolism

Lean muscle mass is the greatest factor in increasing your metabolism. The more lean muscle mass you have the higher your metabolism will be. Your metabolism is the greatest factor in how many calories you burn throughout the day. In other words your metabolism is your greatest key to burning a lot of calories in helping you to create that need a calorie deficit in order for you to lose weight.

So, please don’t take this lightly. Increasing your lean muscle mass is extremely important in the whole grand scheme of things in order for you to lose weight and keep it off.

You increase lean muscle mass by doing exercises that put added stress on your muscles and cause them to respond. Basically, by working a muscle so that it becomes somewhat exhausted. Then the muscle will take amino acids from the protein you eat to repairer itself and make itself stronger. As it does this you develop more lean muscle mass and thus increase your metabolism.

The exercises that I mentioned above will help you in developing or building lean muscle mass. Some other exercises would include squats, bench press, push-ups, chin ups, lat pulls, and military presses.

How Workout Intensity Helps to Burn More Calories in Build Lean Muscle Mass

Your workout intensity is so important to help you to burn more calories in a short amount of time. The harder or more intense or workout is more calories you’ll burn. Intensity is defined as frequency + duration. So if you increase your frequency with the amount of times that you perform an action over and over again or the duration which you perform that action you will increase your intensity. And thus you will burn more calories in build more lean muscle and in turn lose more weight fast.

Thank you for reading this post about how to exercise to lose weight fast.

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