Don’t athletes just possess the perfect body that you wish you could also attain? While it might not be as easy as you think, it is definitely not an impossible thing to achieve.
Whether you are working out to be an athlete or otherwise, there are a few techniques most of the top athletes incorporate into their daily routines and this is the reason why they look the way they do. In this article, we have put together five tricks top athletes use to lose weight.
1. Moderate calorie deficit
Athletes recommend you should aim to consume 300 to 500 fewer calories per day than your body would need to maintain its current weight. This deficit is sufficient to yield fairly quick weight loss.
2. Strength Training
A three session per week, full-body strength workout is also recommended if you must shed those pounds in record time. While it will help you lose weight by adding muscle mass to your frame, it will also increase your metabolism, so you burn more fat at rest.
3. Increased Protein Intake
Athletes say you must aim to get roughly 30 percent of your daily calories from protein. And there are two reasons for this recommendation. First, high-protein diets are more filling than moderate and low-protein diets. So increasing your protein intake will help you maintain your daily calorie deficit without hunger. Second, an increased protein intake will help you build muscle through strength training.
4. Sprint Intervals
Another way to lose weight efficiently is by doing sprint interval workouts. And these training sessions consisting of large numbers of very short (10-30 seconds) sprints are proven to promote significant fat loss, especially in-between workouts.
5. Fasting Workouts
A fasting workout is a long, easy run undertaken in a glycogen-deprived state. This means you don’t eat before you start and you don’t take in any carbs along the way. This forces your body to rely on fat to fuel the workout, making it a great fat-burning session. You should try it!