Don’t Give Up Strength Training
Lifting weights rules! I used to bench Buicks in high school! We can hear your chants all the way from the back of the bar. Problem is that most guys just aren’t doing their strength training properly to bust belly fat.
You can still lift weights and work on your guns. In fact, adding some lean muscle to your biceps can make you look better even if the number on the scale isn’t plummeting. Olympic lifts aren’t going to give you a six-pack though.
When you do strength training, you need to think of it as a way to boost your metabolism and make it stronger so you can burn more fat. Remember – it takes more calories to support muscle than fat, so the more you pack on, the more you can eat without looking like shit. Well, at least that’s the very simple explanation.
Core training should also be part of your workout, but don’t expect 10,000 sit-ups to make you look like you’re ready for a hard-body competition. Targeted exercises don’t work if you’ve got fat that’s covering those otherwise shredded muscles.
So what’s the best way to do your strength training? In moderation, targeting your full body and with more reps of lighter weights. That’s the best way to jumpstart fat burning and help you look lean.