If you’re someone who’s seeking fat loss results, one thing that you must make sure you’re doing is looking at the little ways that you can increase your metabolic rate.  Your metabolism is what determines how many calories you burn 24/7, so anything you can do to increase this number upwards is definitely going to go a long way in helping you realize success.

Many people completely overlook the metabolic factor of things and instead just focus on bringing their calories down lower. Instead, take this angle and you’ll fare far better.

Let’s look at what you can do to design a weight training routine that will help you maximize your metabolic rate.

Use Short Rest Periods

The very first must-do to boost your metabolism is to keep your rest periods shorter. 30-60 seconds is what you’ll want to aim for and ensure that you maintain a slightly higher heart rate throughout the entire session.  This makes it more anaerobic in nature, so will also help to strengthen your cardiovascular system as well.

Superset

Moving along, consider adding some supersets into your training as well.  Supersets are a great way to boost your metabolism and cause your muscles to work extra hard as you fight through fatigue.  Since you’ll be creating so much tissue damage while doing these, that damage will take extra energy to repair after the session is completed, which is what results in the higher metabolic rate.

Pair antagonistic muscles together or alternatively, upper and lower body muscle groups.

Use Compound Lifts

Finally, the last thing that you should do to help boost your metabolic rate upwards is to utilize compound lifts.  Compound lifts are those that are going to work more than one muscle group at a time.  So they’ll be your bench press, your squats, your deadlifts, you shoulder press, your bent over row – exercises of that nature.

The more muscle fibers you work, the more intense a session is and therefore the greater boost to your metabolism.

So there you have the key facts to note about how you can jumpstart your metabolism and kick your fat burning into high gear.

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