A question popped up in a post and Lucas Poh a Quora user has this to say about losing belly fat fast… Enjoy his piece below;
Apart from having a proper diet, the best ways to lose fat is to do the right workouts.
Will abs exercises help me to lose belly fat?
It is a common mistake just to do abs/core exercises to lose belly fat – you cannot spot reduce fat in a specific area. Thus, in order to lose belly fat effectively, the exercises you do must burn sufficient amount of calories for you to sustain a daily calorie deficit. To understand the details on calorie deficit and fat loss, you may read more about it
What type of exercises should I do in order to lose belly fat?
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This type of training method is considered one of the most efficient methods for fat loss, since it burns a huge amount of calories, yet takes up the least amount of time. A 15 minute HIIT session can burn to an equivalent to 30–45 minutes walk/jog. Hence, if you are looking to burn fat quickly, HIIT is definitely not to be missed.
Fat-burning HIIT home workout:
Do the following exercises as many as (in consecutively order) you can in 1 minute. Take 15–30s rest in between sets. Repeat the whole cycle at least 3 times.
- Squat Jumps
- Jumping Jacks
Fat-burning aerobic exercises. Moderate intensity aerobic exercises such as jogging, running, swimming can help you to burn fats, if you are to do it within the “fat-burning zone”. The fat-burning zone is whereby you body is fully depleted of carbohydrates storage, where it is mostly used up as energy source for the aerobic exercise. Thereafter, you will be able to utilize fats as the main energy source (which results in burning fats) instead after a period of time. The only setback on this exercise is that it requires at least 30–45 minutes for it to be effective.
Effectivee resistance exercises are:
- Jumping Jacks
Resistance training. This is to allow after-burn effect, where there is an increased amount of calories you burned throughout the day even after your workout. This amount of calories burned can be increased (also known as metabolic rate), usually within the 24–48 hours period through resistance training such as weight lifting.
Useful home aerobic exercises are:
- Upright row
A general guideline to fat loss would be at least 150 minutes of exercise per week. To increase calories expenditure, you can increase your as well as volume of training ( ). However, if you exercise too much, it can result in and even lead to injuries. Thus, it is important to have sufficient exercise – not too little and not too much.