You might as well know by now! This is a big one: the amount of fat we burn in a workout. When training for competitive athletics, you can increase the effectiveness of your training with the ability to burn more fat. This means the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn.
One of the biggest differences is that the body burns more fat when you put fat on the body, rather than when you remove fat from the body. The body burns calories when it burns fat, but you burn calories when you put fat on the body. So even if you lose the fat that’s on the body, you may still end up increasing the amount of body fat you could burn.
This isn’t news to any fitness buff, but the numbers don’t lie. It’s not always easy to lose fat, and when it is, the only good method when trying to get started on the scale is to increase your fat burning numbers.
But what does that mean to you? Are you an athlete who is going to start on an exercise program and try to increase the number of reps per set (RPS) for the bar? Or are you someone who is looking to increase the amount of fat burned?
First, let’s take a little trip back in time and look at what the best, most effective fat loss methods look like.
Most effective fat loss methods for strength athletes
How many times a year do you put on 50 pounds of muscle and lose it all? If you’re like most, the answer is more or less the same, and it’s a very, very effective method to lose weight. Why? Well if you look at the way the body loses fat at rest, the best way is to make sure your diet is rich in fat, and then you have a mechanism to burn it off. By keeping that diet in place, your body has a hard time burning the fat that you put on.
So how does that fat loss method look like? When you lose weight, you reduce your caloric intake. When you increase your calories, you increase your body fat. As well, you will likely have less muscle mass because as your body uses more calories and muscle to burn them off, you’ll start to burn some fat at the same time. This is known as the metabolic rate effect. But how about a little more complicated?
When you lose fat, your body slows down the rate at which it burns fat. When your muscles get smaller