The program involves a combination of cardio and weight training. Now, some may hear this and shudder because they assume that such a program will be a “killer”. But, in reality, you can modify any workout program’s intensity level to fit your needs. Of course, the harder you go the more calories you will burn but you can only go as hard as your conditioning will allow.
Regarding cardio work, this refers to raising your heart rate through movement and burning calories as a result. Any fat loss workout that is high in cardio will result in significant weight loss. Bike riding, jogging, sprinting, swimming, playing basketball, etc are all forms of cardio workouts.
The easiest cardio workout is walking as it is low intensity. But, keep in mind, the lower the intensity of a cardio fat loss workout the longer the duration of the workout has to be in order to be successful.
Weight training refers to lifting weights so as to increase lean muscle mass. For muscle to grow it needs a lot of calories. As such, anyone who trains with weights will discover that they will lose significant fat due to the aforementioned effect on the metabolism that weightlifting possesses.
If you do not have access to weights or a gym there is no reason to worry as you could also perform a number of body weight exercises such as sit ups, push ups, pull ups and squats as well.
While many people perform one of the other types of fat loss work out it is best to combine them. That is, if you are looking to lose weight, you should spend 3 -4 days a week performing 30 minutes of cardio and 2 – 3 days a week spending 45 minutes weight training. I can say that anyone who consistently performs such a program will get into great shape…guaranteed!