Did you know that you can burn more fat during your workout by utilizing these simple tips from San Diego Personal Trainers?

3 workout tweaks that burn more fat

If you want to change the way your body looks, you have to change the way your body moves. These 3 workout strategies, all used in Bootique’s personal training boot camp classes, will change the way your body burns fat during your workout.

Change directions

Add movement to your exercises to challenge your body more. The more you challenge your body, the more fat you will burn off. Instead of standing in one place to squat, add direction to your exercise be stepping out to the right side, squat once and step back together. Then, step out to the left side to squat. Keep alternating right and left.

Instead of doing push ups with your hands in just one place, pretend you’re doing push ups on a clock. First, place your hands at 11 and 12 o’clock. After you do a rep, move your hands to 12 and 1 o’clock. Keep switching back and forth each rep.

Density circuits

The idea behind density circuits is to create more volume in the amount of time you workout. They are easy to set up.

  1. Choose a length of time to complete the circuit, for example – 10 min
  2. choose the exercises in the circuit, for example – squats, push ups, rows
  3. choose how many reps you are going to do, for example – 10 reps each

Now, you want to do as many sets of 10 squats, 10 push ups, and 10 rows (and repeat) as you can in 10 minutes. Don’t forget to add direction to your squats and push ups. Record how many sets you complete for this workout. Next time you do it, you want to aim to do more sets in the same amount of time – adding volume .

Add metabolic finishers

Just when your muscles are spent and you’re ready to throw in the towel, do a metabolic finisher before your workout is over. A finisher is a high intensity bursts of exercise that will really challenge your body and keep your metabolism running higher all day long. Don’t worry, they don’t take long – in fact, if you can do a finisher for more than 5 minutes – you’re not really working as hard as you need to. A finisher is usually 2-5 minutes at the highest intensity level you can muster in your tired, muscle-fatigued state.

A really effective and easy to remember finisher is 2 minutes of burpees. Burpees are a full body exercise and after 2 minutes of them… you’ll be more than ready for a cool down.

Workout finishers only take minutes, but are so metabolically demanding that they utilize a lot of calories (aka belly fat) to recover from, which means you lose more fat in less workout time. Plus, burpees are way more fun than slow, boring cardio…

Try these 3 tweaks to your workout to boost you fat burning. These are some of the ways we make our boot camp workouts so effective. Want to see how we do it? Give me a call (619.602.8087) and schedule your first personal training boot camp class with us.