By: Garin Kilpatrick
Exercises that work multiple muscle groups burn many calories.
The more calories you can burn the faster you will be able to achieve a 6 pack so long as you pay close attention to your nutrition as well.
Burning calories is not all about cardio; and actually you can burn more calories with a combination of weight training and cardio.
Achieving peak performance and burning the maximum amount of calories from your time at the gym is all about keeping the intensity high and constantly pushing your plateau. The three tips below will help you do just that.
1. Circuit training
Circuit Training offers a dynamic way to engage several muscle groups in your body at once. stopwatch
Circuit training can have a seriously positive effect on your metabolic rate, and consequently the amount of calories you burn.
A smart length for your circuit training intervals is 60 seconds, since this will keep you moving, and your intensity high.
The whole point of circuit training is to do as many reps of each exercise as you can during each interval. Bring a notepad to the gym, or keep track of how many reps you are able to do for each set with your phone.
2. Engage multiple muscle groups
Exercises like squats and dead-lifts are a great way to engage multiple muscle groups.
Based on my experience and the conversations I’ve had with bodybuilders I am friends with squats and dead lifts are the most efficient way to workout at the gym. The more muscles you workout at once the faster you will burn the calories you need to burn to get a 6 pack.
These exercises are the best way to spend your time at the gym, since they cause the most muscle to work at once, and will increase your metabolism for the longest period of time after your workout.
Circuit training is all about speed, so most people do circuits involving mostly body weight and free weights, since it is easily to quickly switch between body and free weight exercises. Lunges, Jumps, Pushups, and Curls are just a few exercises that you can integrate into a circuit.
3. Don’t forget to workout your legs
Your largest muscles are in your legs, so if you forget to exercise them effectively you are leaving a huge amount of your exercise potential untapped.
Exercising your legs properly and repeatedly will leave you sore for days, and this is a good thing.
Remember that soreness = calories being burned, as your muscles repair.
The tips above do not take any more time to do than any other type of exercise, and yet if you use them they will increase your gains and help you get great looking abs.