I can’t even count how many times a client of mine has said they eat less and workout more but still have belly fat. If only it were that simple we’d all have six pack abs! So what really works when dealing with stubborn belly fat? Keep reading and I’ll explain the best tips and tricks to rid yourself of that unsightly belly fat for good!As you may have heard I have spent many years training professional athletes and in addition train the average person who just wants to get in amazing shape. Over the years I’ve noticed that the routines I’ve prescribed for my pro athletes not only improve their performance but quickly sculpt their bodies to be aesthetically pleasing. Obviously athletes don’t come to me simply to get a six pack but that is a nice addition to the accelerated sports performance they receive when following my workouts. Therefore, after many years of trial and error I have created a foolproof system which will undoubtedly burn fat and create sexy lean muscle, and most importantly sculpt a sexy midsection faster than any other program out there-and you won’t need to waste your money on an expensive gym membership either!
It is important to mention that there is a right way and a wrong way to train like an athlete for fat loss. It upsets me to witness trainers (with little knowledge) jumping on the bandwagon and haphazardly having their clients performing different athletic jumps and movements improperly and in the wrong sequence. There is a specific progression that must be followed in order to achieve maximal results. If any of the components are executed incorrectly, or if any of the other variables are incorrect, your fat loss results will be poor at best, and you might even get injured.
Take a look at the BEST way to train like anathlete:
1) Warm up your whole body-The warm-up is crucial to get your heart rate up. My favorite warm-up is simply jumping rope for about five minutes jumping for 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off.
2) Flexibility- Next it’s also crucial to stretch your muscles out before the workout. My favorite stretches are butt kicks, arm and leg swings, and also opening up the hip sockets with hip mobility drills.
3) Real Athletic Fat Burning Phase. This is the heart of the training session. Activities such as sprints, jumping and agility drills are used in this phase.
4) Athletic Resistance Phase- This phase is designed to build and carve lean muscle. You can use kettlebells, barbells, medicine balls or bodyweight for these exercises. Some examples are variations of squats, presses, pulls, and single-limb movements.
Note: You must keep the sets short while using fast concentric contractions. More specifically, your sets should last 20 seconds or less and you should lift the weight as fast as possible while maintaining good form.
You have the option of switching the order of phases 3 and 4 if you are simply interested in fat loss. However keep the order as it’s listed if your goal is athletic speed and power.
5) The Finisher- This is when you should perform your conditioning work. I recommend various strongman exercises, sandbag work, sled dragging/pushing or intervals.
So what are you waiting for? Follow this 5 phase routine and start training (and looking) like an athlete today!