The Key to Fat Burning

November 25, 2014 10:26 PM

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Turning your body into a fat burning machine requires a few important factors: strength training, cardio and diet. When it comes to exercise, the combination of lifting weights and performing high-intensity cardio activity is the most effective way to burn fat and build lean muscle.

Strength training increases metabolic rate and improves glucose control. Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) is increased after a strength-training workout. In other words, metabolism is elevated and stays up well after lifting weights. EPOC plays a major role in weight management, since ...

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