5 Ways To Ensure You Shred Faster

Sprints!

Sprints!

Sorry, but you have gotta do those sprints. It might hurt but as they say, there's nothing easy worth doing. Once you get passed the early stages of fat loss, sprints become particularly important. You can ditch some pounds if you're carrying a fair bit extra but once you get to around the 10% body fat range, sprints are a must. Afterburn, or EPOC, can make sure your body burns fat for up to 3 days afterwards. That way, you're literally burning fat all the time, so long as you do your sprints 2 or 3 times a week. It only take 15-20 minutes of your time. Do it.

Finishers

Finishers

Yeah, these are tough to do after a solid workout but like we said with sprints, if it was easy then everybody would be doing it. The good thing is that, again like sprints, they will only take up 15 minutes or so of your precious time. Finishers take advantage of your increased metabolic rate and are integral to getting that extra edge. Find a few different finishers and do them after a workout for 15 minutes.

Get More Sleep

Get More Sleep

Heard of cortisol? It's a stress hormone that is responsible for fat storage. A lot of people produce way more than we would like to, given the stresses of the modern world, and getting too little sleep is only going to make that a lot worse. Do all the things to ensure you get a good night's sleep - from making sure your room is blacked out to putting your smart phone beyond reach. If you don't lower cortisol levels then you're just not going to shift that excess fat.

Taper In Your Calorie Intake

Taper In Your Calorie Intake

Don't go from one extreme to the other - you must taper in your calories. You will get the instant shift from cutting them off instantly but your metabolic rate will soon slow down to compensate for the lack of energy, and so the fat loss will slow accordingly too. You have to find your balance where you can maintain muscle growth whilst slowly tapering off the calorie intake to ensure you keep losing fat. This can be tricky, but start slowly and make it gradual rather than the temptation to make the big cut straight up.

Probiotics

Probiotics

If you're going to have a reduced calorie intake compared to what your body has grown accustomed to, then it only makes sense that it might be missing certain things it needs. Of course, you will do your best to make sure that you get all the nutrients you need but, especially while you try and figure out exactly what you should be eating as you taper in those calories, you will want to ensure that you don't experience a nutrient deficiency. The most common thing to worry about here is a loss of B12, which is not only a regular issue for those cutting calories, but also very important to weight loss.