Four Quick Tips to Burn Fat & Build Muscle
MAINTAIN MODERATE CALORIE DEFICIT | You can be aggressive but not reckless in your calorie deficit. Stick to a higher-protein diet and restrict your calories. Doing both will help you lose fat and at the same time, your muscle loss will be minimized. Trainers at FitMe Wellness recommend 20 to 25 percent of calorie deficit to lose fat without hampering your muscle gains.
IMPORTANCE OF REST | Sleep is one of the most undermined parts of workout regimens but it is quite important. A good eight- to nine-hour sleep offers benefits that spending four hours in the gym will not. Experts also find that a lack of sleep also increases appetite and makes you more prone to cheat on your diet.
HIIT CARDIO | If you want to lose fat as rapidly as possible and don’t mind a challenge, then you want to do high-intensity interval training (HIIT). In case you’re not familiar with this form of exercise, HIIT is a style of exercising where you alternate between periods of (almost) all-out and reduced effort. This type of cardio will push your body to its limits getting maximum results and the intervals with low intensity will give your body the breathing room it needs to recover.
HEAVY COMPOUND WEIGHTLIFTING | Involve multiple major muscle groups and focus on whole-body moves — for example — squats, deadlifts, military press, etc. This will help you gain maximum muscle and builds functional strength that helps you throughout your day. •