It is possible to lose weight fast! No, we're not talking about crazy diets or hours at the gym, but it is true you can lose weight quickly with the right weight loss workout. Plus, if you find the right workout, you have to do this only 3 times per week for 20 minutes. You don't have to spend 5-6 days a week at the gym and be in terrible pain to get results, but you do have to find the right combination of exercises for the maximum results.
When looking for the right weight loss workout, here's the critical things to look for to get the fastest results in a short amount of time:
1. Combination of cardio and weights
A workout that combines cardio and weights maximizes the work your body needs to burn fat and build muscle. While walking, running, or any standard aerobic workout is great and exercises your heart and will burn fat, a workout that adds weights to the routine increases the body's efforts at burning calories and creates a lean and toned body.
2. Workouts that utilize both large and small muscle groups
The reason why these types of workouts produce fast results is because during the workout, both the large and small muscle groups are engaged at the same time. By engaging both small and large muscle groups, your body is challenged and automatically works harder. These types of workouts are efficient because there is no "rest" period for one type of muscle group, which wastes time.
3. A short but intense workout
Workouts that are short but utilize the combination of cardio and weights during the routine are automatically intense by the nature of the combination. Within two minutes of starting a routine with this combination, your heart will be pumping and you'll know for sure you're burning fat. For example, if you do jumping jacks then switch (with no rest in between) to a squat with bicep curls using hand weights you get a quick cardio workout and strength training in both the large and small muscle groups. Combine a sequence of 3 sets of similar cardio and strength training in 20 minutes with no rest and you now have a high intensity workout that will produce quick results.