Tricks of the Trade*

Thursday, 7 May 2015, By Aaron Malton

Did you know?

Following a structured weights program is the most effective way of fat burning

5-6 meals per day keeps metabolism elevated, burning fat at rest

For optimal fat burning wait until 90 minutes from the start of your cardio session to eat to provide Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) - extra fat burning

Sleeping 8 hours a day reduces cortisol (stress hormone) which if elevated contributes to weight GAIN

Eating Low GI Carbohydrates maintains a fast metabolism and keeps our blood sugar levels down

A High GI Carbohydrate (watermelon, dates) speeds up the delivery of Protein to the muscles for tissue growth and repair after a weights session

When alcohol is present in the body it stops the secretion of Growth Hormone

Be aware of getting yourselves attached to the scales, Muscle weighs more than Body Fat!

The more fat free mass (lean muscle) your body has, the more fat it burns

Exercising early in the morning releases mood-enhancing endorphins

Low-Moderate cardio (walking, swimming, cycling, jogging) on an empty stomach early in the morning is an effective way to burn fat

Train smart - did you know doing low-moderate cardio to 65% of your heart rate (220-age x 0.65) will provide most efficient fat burning

Optimal fat burning - 25% Hard Cardio 75% Low-moderate cardio through the week

 

Aaron Malton

*Disclaimer: Individual results vary based on agreed goals. Click here for details.

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