If you are looking for the best way to burn fat without losing muscle but are afraid you will not have much luck then read on. There are very simple ways to make slight changes in your workouts that will have you seeing fast results.
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Perhaps you have spent months or even years lifting weights and you can see and feel the gains in muscle mass but want that lean look. Many times you will be told to get on the treadmill to burn the excess fat and once you try this method you see the muscle disappear. The last thing you want is to see the work you have put in simply go away.
The good news is you don’t need to spend hours on the treadmill or the track or at the boring bicycle. In fact, doing steady state cardiovascular exercise for an extended period of time is counterproductive when you are building muscle.
Do cardio in short bursts as opposed to steady non-stop cardio. Instead of doing one hour on a treadmill or any cardio type exercise you can simply gain better and more effective results doing 15- 20 minutes of interval type training.
For example you can run sprints on a treadmill or track the following way. Run at 80 percent of your maximum speed for one minute and rest for 2 minutes and repeat. In a period of 15- 20 minutes you should have completed 5-7 sprints without having to spend long periods of cardio. Do this twice a week and you will see the fat come off while maintaining your muscle.