5 ways to burn more fat

5 ways to burn more fat


1. Shorten rest periods

PROGRESSIVELY SHAVING SECONDS off your rest period can help to raise your metabolism. Just don’t go too low, warns Joe Stankowski, C.P.T., a trainer in Grand Rapids, MI. “You need a minimum of 30 seconds’ rest or you risk burning out,” he says. The one exception: circuit training, which requires no rest between sets.

2. Train the entire body

If you’ve been following a split routine—upper-body exercises one day, lower-body ones the next—condense both into one day. Your growth hormone levels will spike, and that burns fat.