Do you pound the pavement, hoping to melt away those love handles or stop your thighs from jiggling so much? Are you putting in 100% effort, only to see minimal results?
Running is good for your heart and lungs. It can be meditative and help you manage stress. According to Shape Magazine, however, running may not be as effective as you expect if you’re trying to lose weight.
Many people think that if you want to lose weight, you should focus on cardio. If you want to build muscle, you should focus on lifting weights. This Women’s Health article explains why that’s a myth.
Focusing on only cardio will help you lose fat. It will also burn some muscle. Coach Jeff on Running Connect says that many runners don’t fuel up properly before or after a run. Therefore, they may be taking in more calories than they’re expending, leading to weight gain.
Also, overtraining can lead you to develop strong cravings for sugar and salt, according to Dr. Axe. The short, but intense, workouts below can help you burn more fat without burning out.
10 Killer Workouts That Burn More Fat Than Running