TIP: Up the intensity

Dieting is the most important thing you can do to lose weight. Period. You cannot take a magic pill or exercise fat away with some machine you bought from a telesales company. You HAVE TO control your calorie quantity and quality if you want to win this war.


Some exercise (or ‘conditioning’) can certainly HELP your weight loss efforts if you do it the right way. And that way is HIGH INTENSITY conditioning work.

Some examples of this type of training are sprinting, weight lifting for high reps and small rest periods, kettlebell training, pushing the sled, mixed martial arts fitness and others.

For the sake of this article let’s use sprinting as an example:

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Now, you’re going to say “I’m not a sprinter” – but it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be a world-class sprinter – you’re not entering a competition. All you have to do is sprint AT YOUR LEVEL.

To lose weight, you need to do some hard exercise that occurs for a number (about eight to 10) of short (30 seconds to a minute) bursts, and then rest for 48 hours and repeat.

Exercising hard like this every day is counterproductive as your body doesn’t ever fully recover unless you allow it to

Do this every second day

Exercising hard like this every day is counterproductive as your body doesn’t not ever fully recover unless you allow it to.

This type of exercise is the best for weight loss, and will make you fitter and stronger than walking for hours on end, and saves time.

Get it done. You’ll be proud of yourself AND your results!

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