Cardio is one of the most important parts of any weight loss program. It burns calories and helps keep your metabolism revved up so you burn more fat, even when you’re not exercising.
But sometimes it’s hard to find the motivation to do your cardio workout. Or maybe you’ve been doing cardio for years, but you still don’t see much change in your body.
Here are some secret cardio tricks that can help you lose belly fat faster:
Add Some Variety to Your Cardio Routine
One of the best ways to keep yourself motivated and engaged during a workout is by changing up your routine from time to time. This will make sure you don’t get bored or complacent with the same old routine, which can lead to skipping workouts altogether. And if you want to keep losing belly fat, it’s important that you continue doing cardio on a regular basis (at least three times per week).
Try Interval Training
Interval training is another great way to add variety and spice up your workouts without spending hours at the gym each week. Intervals involve alternating between periods of high-intensity exercise (i.e., sprints) followed by periods of low-intensity rest.
Keep moving throughout the day and eat small meals every two hours to keep your metabolism high so you’ll continue burning calories even when you’re not exercising
Find An Exercise Buddy
A lot of people find it easier when they have someone else with them during their workout. You could go for a walk or run together, or even just meet up at the gym every week. Having someone else there makes it less boring and more fun!
Focus on compound movements instead of isolation exercises in order to maximize calorie burn per rep. Compound movements include squats, deadlifts and lunges — all done with free weights or resistance bands — which work multiple muscle groups at once rather than isolating just one muscle group like chest presses do.