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One of the areas I’m asked about lots is fat burning. When I was in the jungle for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, I lost a full stone in weight and most of it was fat! I have to admit my body looked pretty lean at the time but trust me, there are other ways of burning fat just as effectively that don’t require living in the outback and eating creepy crawlies!
Burning fat requires burning energy and that means high intensity work outs – short blasts of fast, sweat-inducing cardio exercise rather than 45 minutes of moderate cardio, like going for a run or gym class. I’ve certainly noticed more people doing these types of work outs in my gym recently and swear by them myself.
It sounds so simple but it does take discipline and regular application to get the results. One other important point guys – as with any fitness and strength building programme, what you eat massively influences your results.
Be sure to eat plenty of healthy protein and veg and drink lots of water to really get the benefit of any fat blasting exercise. It’s also a good idea to finish a work-out with a protein shake to help repair your muscles, hydrate and stop any post-work out sugar cravings.
Take a look at my fat blasters video here for a taster of what HIT – High Intensity Training – you should be doing. Check it out here:
High intensity fat blasters:
- Running on the spot: literally that – run on the spot for one minute and give it all you’ve got. Your heartbeat will soon go up and you can feel yourself getting warm – that’s what we’re aiming for.
- Star jumps: great for shaking up your energy and good fun. Be a big kid again and do 10-20 of these; they really get your heart rate going. Give yourself 30 seconds after to get your breath before you grab the skipping ropes.
- Skipping: there’s a reason you see boxers skipping – they know it’s a great rhythmic fast cardio exercise and it’s also good fun so give it a try!
How did you feel after that? Pretty intense right? Stick at it and you’ll shed those pounds in no time.
Next time I’m going to be sharing my top tips and tricks for getting in shape. Don’t miss it!
Before undertaking any exercise or fitness programme please see a doctor or medical professional if you have a medical condition or physical restriction that may make some of Jake’s tips and work out suggestions unsuitable. Jake is not a qualified fitness instructor but a dedicated, fitness enthusiast. If you require advice from a professional fitness expert we recommend you contact your local gym or health club.