We got a LOT of questions in via email this week … so I thought I’d go through answer a few today.
Let me know if doing a QnA in this format is helpful for you, and if so, I’ll keep doing it on a regular basis 🙂
Also – if you entered to win a copy of my new Invincible Body program in the contest we held earlier this week, we announced the winners today – click here to see if you won. And stay tuned for info on the new program – it’ll be officially available VERY soon!
Okay, on to today’s QnA –
Question 1 – What’s better for fat loss – bodyweight exercise / calisthenics or traditional weight training?”
Answer – BOTH are great. At the end of the day, it’s about how you program your workouts – exercise selection, rep range, rest periods, load utilized, etc – plus how hard YOU work, and how much effort you put into your training session – that’s going to determine what’s “best” for fat loss.
That being said, three strategies I am REALLY liking to burn the most fat during workouts I shared a few days ago on the blog – if you missed that post, be sure to check it out at the link below:
And for more simple and easy-to-use workout sequences designed to burn more calories per workout session, also check out:
Question 2 – “I’d really like to learn more about abs. This is my weak point.”
Answer – So the BEST way to train your abs is with total-body, “functional” movements.
Now you likely have heard this advice before … but what exactly does this MEAN? What ARE the best exercises workouts you can use to train your abs? And exactly HOW do you incorporate this type of training into your routine?
Here are a couple of blog posts / videos I’ve done recently with more info and sample ab workouts that follow the above guidelines:
Question 3 – “What’s the fastest way to burn fat – without doing high-impact activities like running?”
Answer – Refer back to question 1 🙂
Also, kettlebell training is a GREAT way to burn fat without running or other high-impact activites.
Here is a sample kettlebell workout, designed for fat loss:
And a couple of quick drills to help you improve your KB swing form:
That’s it for today.
Let me know if doing a QnA in this format is helpful for you, and if so, I’ll keep doing it on a regular basis.
Thanks, and have a great weekend!
– Forest Vance, MS, RKC II, PCC