Are you looking to boost your metabolism? Then you need to know that dieting isn’t the only way to boost your metabolism in order to lose weight. It can be done by implementing a few simple things in the gym. So if you want to burn more calories and fire-up your fat burning furnace, check out these 5 metabolism amplifiers.


COMPOUND LIFTS CAN HELP BOOST YOUR METABOLISM

Besides having the added benefit of boosting testosterone levels, compound lifts work far more muscles than isolation movements and therefore burns more calories. These include exercises like:



BURN MORE CALORIES BY ALWAYS INCLUDING LEGS

Because most people dislike training legs, they are often neglected. But what if I told you that including legs can help boost your metabolism? This is because legs are the body’s largest muscle group and by incorporating total-body exercises that use your legs, you will burn more calories. My favourite is to do jumping lunges or air squats between sets to keep my heart rate up.  Another way to help increase metabolism is by including a pre-workout protein. Studies have shown that pre-workout protein can help you burn more calories during and after workouts. Learn more by reading our article on “Pre-Workout Protein to Burn More Calories


KEEP INTENSITY HIGH

Intensity can rev-up your metabolism like superbike on the starting grid. So instead of flirting with your girlfriend / boyfriend via text message, rather keep your rest periods to a minimum. Depending on how you train, concentrate on keeping these rest periods between 30-60 seconds. This will not only increase intensity, it will also get blood flowing and give you a powerful pump.



STAY IT UPRIGHT

After a hard-core workout, it is easy to end off lying on your back doing abs. But instead of lying flat on your back doing crunches, rather opt for cable crunches. Keeping your body vertical will help you to expend more energy and burn more calories.


BOOST YOUR METABOLISM WITH HIIT

Besides being monotonous and out-right boring, steady state cardio only burns calories while you are doing it and for a short while after. So why not switch this out for HIIT cardio. This raises intensity and shortens the duration needed to burn sufficient calories. It also sets your metabolism alight and burns calories for up to 6-8 hours after your workout.  So hit the field for 10 sets of 100m sprints with 90 seconds rest between each set.


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