Many times you’ll hear lots of fitness experts telling people who is trying to lose weight to do cardio or cardio is the best exercise. Are they telling the truth? Cardio is great for the heart but when it comes to losing weight it really isn't the best way to lose the fat. The main reason is not just the exercise, but the routine.
The problem with why most people struggle with fat loss is how they perform their cardio workouts. If you want to lose fat quickly you have to change up the routine. If you continue to do the same routines over and over again you will only burn a steady amount of calories and will lose weight slower than people who change up their routines. Doing the same cardio routines also causes your body to store calories because your body gets used to that routine. Plus when you first start out with the cardio, you burn the most calories during the 1st minute. Then you body conserves calories! People often think the longer they workout, the more they’ll burn. This is simply not true.
Instead of going to the gym getting on the treadmill, for one hour at the same speed, change it up a bit and get on other machines for a few minutes on each one. Exercise at different speeds. Sometimes you can just stay home and ride a bike, jump rope, or jog. The key to the whole thing is to ride the bike slow for 5 minutes, then ride fast for 1 minute. Don’t keep the same pace throughout the workout. Change it up and have fun. You will burn more calories during your cardio workout.
Another big factor that keeps people, especially women, from losing fat is not including weights. Add some weights and build some muscle during the workout. Building muscle burns calories even after the workout is over. Don't worry if you don't have weights. You can take old milk jugs filled with water and use them as weights. These simple changes will help you to achieve your goals quicker. You’ll also get a sexy six pack.