It’s exciting to start a leaning-out cycle because you probably have an image in your mind of what the results will look like: a tight, muscular physique, one that enables you to wear whatever you want without worrying about how it fits. How awesome will that be?
Then reality sets in. You think about the endless hours of treadmill work that it will take to reach your goals. And your motivation begins to fade.
Is there a better way? Yes. Use weight training to not only build muscle but also burn off a layer or two of body fat. By pushing yourself to crank out more reps, your heart rate goes up, your body temperature rises, and you’ll burn more calories than you ever thought possible.
This 28-minute workout has precisely that goal in mind. It’s based on a lifting concept called AMRAPs, short for “as many reps as possible” done within a specific period of time. One reason this workout is perfect for shedding body fatis that it works most of your body. You’ve likely read about full-body workouts and the benefits they offer. Work more muscles in less time, and get a more complete workout than a standard split. Full-body workouts can help you burn more calories before and after your workout. Here, you’ll start with the big muscle groups of the lower body and work your way up.