Weight loss? This is how you burn more calories during exercise
1. Don’t take long breaks
To get the most out of your workout, you should heed the following tip: the more calories you want to burn, the higher your heart rate. In practical terms, this means: Go full throttle while training, don’t plan for very long intervals between individual exercises and don’t allow yourself too much time to catch your breath.
Important: Always listen to your body’s signals. If you feel dizzy or nauseous during exercise, you should reduce exercise intensity urgently.
2. Dependence on the afterburn effect
Have you ever heard of the so-called afterburn effect? This indicates that you burn more calories even after your workout, an estimated 10 percent of your total caloric expenditure. The more intense the training session, the greater the afterburn effect. Strength training in particular provides the greatest afterburn effect, especially high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which raises your heart rate and burns a lot of calories.
3. Build muscle
Muscle is not only beautiful to look at, but it also boosts your core intake – because muscle needs energy and that, in turn, burns calories. In order for your muscles to grow, you must focus primarily on weight training. However, the right diet and adequate regeneration are also essential to building your muscles.
>> You can find more tips on building muscle in our article “How to Train Successfully: 6 Tips for Building Muscle”
4. Use large muscle groups
Another tip when it comes to building muscle: To increase your calorie expenditure, focus on the larger muscle groups in your workout. They can be perfectly trained, for example, with exercises such as squats, deadlifts, pull-ups or overhead presses.