How do you amp up your current cardio/strength training routine to make sure you burn extra calories and shed extra fat? By jumping. Though jumping sounds easy, after you try this routine and repeat it a few times we'd be surprised if you weren't completely winded and sweaty. Do these exercises after your usual routine to really kick things up:
Box (Square Jumps)
Recommendation: Do this after your regular exercise session.
Entry Level - Try 3 sets of 1 exercise. Shoot for 6 repetitions per set. Recover for 1 minute between sets.
Intermediate - Try 2 sets of 2 exercises. Shoot for 10 repetitions per set. Recover for 1 minute between sets.
Advanced - Try 3 sets of 2 exercises. Shoot for 15 repetitions per set. Rest 1 minute between sets.
Try using these "Fat Burning" finisher exercises as a stand alone "Interval Cardio" workout in the morning.
Do three sets of each exercise. Alternate the exercises.
beginner - 6 reps
intermediate - 10 reps
advanced - 15 reps
Remember to eat protein and carbs together. A couple times per week when you do these "Fat Burning" finisher exercises in the morning do not eat any starchy carbs for the day.
Starchy Carbs are - Brown and wild rice, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta.
Stick with only veggies, green beans, salads, and or apples.
Remember to use this strategy for a couple times per week. If you do you will see 2-3 lbs. of fat loss per week.