What’s Better: To Exercise For Burning Off Fat? Or Exercising To Drop Pounds?

Prior to getting started with an exercise regimen, most people automatically just figure that they'll do some walking, jogging, and a little bit of weight training… and that's it. Unfortunately, if you want to get an amazing body, that approach is not going to work so well. So, what's going to bring about fast, consistent, natural, and AMAZING results with exercising? Is it going to be exercising to drop as many pounds as possible, or, is it going to be exercising to burn off as much body fat as possible? Read on to see which approach is guaranteed to bring about amazing results lightning fast!

Alright, let's get straight to the point here. Since you are reading this article, I'm pretty sure you are pumped up and ready to start working out RIGHT NOW! So, without further ado…

The most effective exercising approach is to do workouts that are designed to burn fat… not just lose weight. To better explain why this is so effective, here are 2 pretty clear points…

1. Exercising to burn off fat will end up boosting your metabolism (which causes even more fat loss), boosting your resting metabolism (which also burns more fat), maintains muscle tissue (which… you guessed it… burns EVEN more fat), increases energy, and more!

2. Exercising specifically to drop pounds will cause a loss of muscle tissue. This will then cause that “skinny-fat” look, loose skin, a loss of energy, a slower metabolism, and more.

So, what type of exercises are generally designed to drop pounds?Well, this type of exercising approach is where you do ONLY low to moderate intensity cardio… and that's pretty much it.What type of exercises are generally designed to burn fat?The types of exercises that fall into this category are muscle-building workouts, high intensity cardio (such as fast paced body weight exercise routines), and high intensity interval cardio (such as sprinting for 30 seconds, jogging for 2 minutes, and then repeating the cycle for 10-15 minutes).What's even better by doing exercises to shed fat is that the workouts are typically WAY MORE shorter and MUCH MORE fun to do!

Here are some examples of workouts to burn fat:

1. You could do high intensity interval cardio training by doing the following for example: Hop on a treadmill and adjust the speed to 3.0 and the incline to 5 degrees, and then do this for 2 minutes. 

Then, once you hit the 2 minute mark, increase the speed to 4.0 and the incline to 10 degrees, and then do this for 30 seconds. After that, repeat this for a total of 15-20 minutes for an AMAZING workout!

2. For muscle-building activities, I highly recommend that you focus more on compound exercises. These types of exercises utilize more than one body part at a time. 

Examples of this would be body-weight exercises (push-ups, lunges, burpees, mountain climbers, etc.), and weight training exercises such as bench presses, dead-lifts, squats, and standing military press.

So, if you want to get amazing results with your exercising regimen, I highly recommend you do workouts that are designed to shed off pounds of body fat versus the workouts that are designed to JUST drop pounds.