Fat is needed for certain bodily functions as well as organ full organ function, but, unless you’re in the single digits, this probably isn’t your problem. What’s more than likely is that you have excess fat hiding away (Like the lower ab fat). Check out our 5 minor tweaks for everyday bodybuilders.
Add sliders and gliders to your workouts: Sliders add increase movement and instability to bodyweight exercises.
Slow digesting carbs: Slow digesting carbs such as oatmeal, buckwheat meal, and brown rice prevents insulin spikes and keeps you burning fat.
Eat the right fat: Eating fat doesn’t make you fat. Consuming fats such as Omega-3’s can actually help with fat loss as long as you keep your fat intake to about 30% of your diet. Things such as walnuts, almond butter, and fatty fishes are all good sources of fat.
30 Second Rest: Researchers from the College of New Jersey found that when subjects rested for 30 seconds between sets on the bench press, they burned 50% more calories than subjects that rested 3 minutes.
Calcium: Grass fed dairy such as yogurt and cottage cheese have tons of calcium which can help burn fat. Calcium regulates the hormone calcitriol which causes the body to inhibit fat burning. When calcium levels are adequate, calcitriol and fat production are suppressed while fat burning is enhanced.
Written by: Robert Blair; Staff Writer
ROBERT BLAIR is the Operational Manager of WhenEver Fitness, editor of fitness-news, has been in the fitness industry since 2010, and is a certified personal trainer. He attended the UW-Superior and Brown College for Media Creation, Design and Television Production. From 1992 to 2000, he had written and produced several films, music videos, and video advertisements. He has now been able to combine those skills of fitness and media creation to produce high-quality fitness productions and articles. (Click for Bio/Contact)