How to Reduce Body Fat
If you’re like me, reducing your body fat percentage is probably one of your number one fitness goals and will continue to be a good challenge to overcome.
Over the years, I’ve offered up a lot of tips and guidelines for burning excess body fat and toning up. But I thought I’d do things a little different this time by telling you what I’ve done over the years to reduce body fat.
Remember, everyone’s body responds differently, and you need to do experiment, challenge yourself and find what works best for you. I’m hoping these tips might offer you some new insights into your own battle against body fat.
Ready for this? This is a completely unedited look at what has worked best for me when it comes to reducing body fat, toning up, and getting ripped.
Let’s get to it…
Steps to Reducing Body Fat
1. Implement Resistance Training with Weights
Without a doubt, the most significant transformation I’ve made in my own life to reduce body fat has been weight lifting. Whether you’re a man or a woman, lifting weights and building lean muscle mass is one of the most effective methods of weight loss. This is because the more lean muscle mass you have, the more calories and fat your body burns on a daily basis, but also your confidence increases, your energy levels increase and it causes a cataclysmic chain of positive events in your life.
To reach my own fitness goals, hitting the gym at least 4 days a week was necessary. I started out with a basic split of upper and lower body every other day, and eventually moved to splitting up muscle groups. For example, you could follow a rotation of back/biceps, chest/triceps, legs, and abs/core. This has worked best for me and although I add lots of variety I tend to come back to this group set.
I also found that it was necessary to really educate myself and learn how to lift weights properly. This is an important tip that should not be overlooked! Proper form can make a huge difference when it comes to reaching your goals. When going through the workouts on this site pay special attention to the body positions in the images provided for the exercises. My other biggest tip, is don’t be afraid to look in the mirror at the gym, they are there to help you watch your form (contrary to what some may believe!).
2. Eat to Support Your Own Goals