4. Try Tabata
“Tabata has proven to be an effective way to shed fat and keep lean muscle mass,” Hannah says. It’s basically your standard high-intensity interval training (HIIT) taken to a whole new level: 20 seconds of all-out work followed by 10 seconds of rest.
“Combine an intense cardio exercise with a resistance movement, and the 20 seconds you are working for will feel like a lifetime once the 4-minute workout is up,” Hannah says.
She recommends that you keep the pace going for the full 40 minutes, switching couplets every 4 minutes and taking one breather in between. “Some of my favorite Tabata fat-blasting exercises are kettlebell swings, jumping rope (double unders), barbellor two-dumbbell push presses, handstand push-ups, barbell thrusters, box jumps, and burpees,” she says.
Choose your favorites from her list, and you’ll have an intense workout on your hands.
5. Build A Community And Get Support
If there’s one thing anyone who’s ever done CrossFit knows, it’s that once you join a CrossFit gym, you become part of a new family.
“CrossFit is all about community and building relationships that will last a lifetime,” Hannah explains. “It’s a group of people all in the same environment to better themselves.”
She recommends that you create this same type of support system in your journey as well.
“Surround yourself with like-minded people who will push you to support your efforts—and text you when you don’t show up at the gym!” Hannah says.