How to Lose Weight and Build Muscle

Exercises to Lose Weight and Build Muscle

Sometimes it’s easy to get in a workout rut. You know, going to the gym every day and doing the same old treadmill workout. What if we told you that you could lose weight and build muscle way more efficiently with your time?

Most customers come in with a personal goal to lose weight and build muscle. For this type of fitness goal, long-winded cardio workouts aren’t necessarily what you should be focusing on. Instead, high-intensity cardio and maximum-intensity circuit training combined with proper nutrition will ensure you see results faster.

These 10 basic exercises are great to add to your fitness plan if you’re looking to lose weight and build muscle.

1. Interval Sprints
2. Chin-ups
3. Squat jumps
4. Deadlifts
5. Bench press
6. Power sprints in place
7. Weighted Lunges
8. Seated Rows
9. Burpees
10. Mountain climbers

When your goal is to build muscle, make your weight training efforts efficient and focused. Take short rest times in between reps and exercises. Exercises that involve maximum weight will stimulate your muscles to build more tissue, so adjust the weight as you get stronger and are able to lift more. When you’re working out, remember that the goal is to really challenge your body or you won’t see the change you’re looking for.

Create a custom fitness plan with Team Afterburn!

At Team Afterburn, you’ll sit down with one of our certified personal trainers to create a custom fitness plan the fits your goals. If you’re looking to burn fat and build muscle, we will talk about what it’s going to take to get you from point A to point B. We will figure out specifically what it’s going to take to ensure YOUR results. To ensure your success, we’ll meet with you regularly to check your progress.

Physical exercise is a big part when you want to lose weight and build muscle, but nutrition is just as important. In addition to your fitness plan, we will work with you to create a nutrition plan as well. We will look at your current diet, and make suggested changes to ensure you reach your goals faster and more effectively. We will also make supplement recommendations so you have an overall picture of what your nutrition should look like.

Ready to start your muscle-building journey? Try us out for an entire 6 weeks for only $75! Check out our workout schedule to see what fits best in your schedule. You can also follow us on Facebook for more helpful tips. Or sign up for a workout online for FREE!