Fat Burning Training

Posted: 07/06/2010

Fat Burning Training

To effectively burn body fat and keep it off you need to increase your metabolism for as long as possible.

A combination of cardio and body weight moves works really well so try this idea:


  • Start at an easy level for 5 minutes and increase the level every 30 seconds. By the end of the 5 minutes you should be working at an effort level of 8/10.
  • Jump off the bike and perform 20 squats.
  • Get back on the bike and carry on again for 4 minutes doing the same as before.
  • Do another 20 squats and get back on the bike for 3 minutes.
  • Then 20 squats and 2 minutes, finishing with 20 squats and 1 minute at a high level.
  • As you get fitter try using dumbbells during the squats.


  • Row 300 metres at level 8.
  • Perform 20 press ups and repeat this 5 times trying to improve the time it takes to do 300 metres.



  • Run, jog or walk for half a mile.
  • Stop and do 20 lunges then restart the treadmill and do another half a mile quicker than before.
  • Do another 20 lunges and another half mile and repeat once more.
  • Add dumbbells as you get fitter.

Finish off with the following combination

  • Choose a pair of dumbbells that are a challenge.
  • Dumbbell squat and press 10 times.

Dumbbell Squat

  • 20 crunches then another 8 dumbbell squat and presses.
  • 18 crunches then 6 dumbbel squat and presses.
  • 16 crunches then 4 dumbbell squat and presses.
  • Continue at 14 crunches and 2 dumbbell squat and presses and finish off with a final 12 crunches!

Please see an instructor for help with any of the above exercises.

By Mark Dopson
Fitness Professional
Reynolds @ Rainham



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