Burn calories with strength training
With this exercise group we are looking at concentrating on the upper body while getting the heart rate up at the same time. Any type of strength training will help to burn calories throughout the day as the body has to work harder to help repair itself, this is why strength training is so much more beneficial for burning calories than cardio alone.
Doing these exercises at any stage throughout the day is going to be beneficial but adding them in on an empty stomach first thing in the morning has been proven to help burn body fat. By doing these exercises you will help keep your metabolism elevated, which is going to mean increased daily energy expenditure, thus more calories burned per hour.
There is nothing wrong with training in the evening either and for some people this is more suitable to them. Training in the evening can be a good way of staying away from the fridge, particularly if you crave sugars as you will be less likely to binge especially in the first few weeks of a new plan when those cravings hit.
Each week we will be changing the exercises to allow more variety and to keep shocking the body so it does not easily get used to the same repetitive exercises. As you get fitter and stick with the diet and programme you should start to see small but noticeable changes in your body.
TIP: If you can't do a push-up yet, balance on your knees. Make sure you move your chest right to the ground.
TIP: To make this exercise easier simply bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor.
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