The Best Cardio for Burning Fat

Dear Body Buds,

If only fat burn were as easy as putting a specific lotion on, then lighting a match and letting the fat melt right out of us. . . right?

While fat burn isn’t quite that easy, it is a lot easier than most people make it out to be in their minds.


I’d like to show you how easy it can be to get your body in fat burn, particularly which cardio methods help this happen the fastest. If you wish even more knowledge on the topic, you can listen to my podcast episode about it at the bottom of this post!

The first place to look at traditional types of fitness training, then seek to understand their strengths and their weaknesses as it relates to achieving a goal of fat loss. While I have over 10 different styles of training that I offer training plans for in Body Buddies World membership, I’d like to go over the most basic three:

  • Circuit Training
  • Pyramid Training
  • Tabata style Training

Let’s first define each style of training then discuss the pros and cons to this style:

Circuit Training: This is a series of exercises placed back-to-back with minimal rest periods between them.

  • Pros: Elevates the metabolism for more fat burn, efficient usage of time, keeps variety in the workout, and tones the muscles.
  • Cons: Might use a lot of equipment at one time, doesn’t allow for maximum hypertrophy (muscle mass gains) though toning will occur.

Pyramid Training: This is a style of training where you focus on one exercises at a time, resting fully between sets and seeking to increase the weight with each set while conversely reducing the number of reps.

  • Pros: Strengthens the muscles for hypertrophy (muscle mass gains), focuses on one exercise at one time for minimal equipment at one time, and elevates the metabolism.
  • Cons: Doesn’t get the body in the most efficient fat burn, need longer workouts to reach the same metabolic burn, and requires more focus on one exercise.

Tabata style Training: Dr. Tabata conducted a study analyzing an interval-based training model. His objective was to see if athletes would benefit from a 20/10 session repeated eight times. 20/10 means 20 seconds of all-out exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. This adds up to four minutes total.

  • Pros:  Elevates the metabolism for more fat burn, efficient usage of time, strengthens a muscle group quickly, and tones the muscles.
  • Cons: Burns and requires mental exertion to finish.


So what are the Top 2 of these 3 programming styles that are the BEST for fat burn?

Circuits & Tabatas. Both of these training styles elevates the metabolism and forces the body in to more fat burn through providing minimal rest times, more tension on the muscles, and are efficient for shorter workout times. This means you will be more consistent in making your workouts happen as the day-to-day demands of life may differ!

Making Circuits and Tabatas happen has never been easier.

Use my all-new Fat Loss Workout App to meet your goals–it’s launching mid-November 2016 on the iTunes app store! (Sorry Android users–we will work on it for the future!). With this app comes a great variety of Circuits and Tabatas workouts with a timer, specific workouts, note-taking capability, music play-over, abs workouts, HIIT cardio workouts, and exercise demo videos so you know exactly what to do. It’s like having me as your personal trainer in your pocket!


I hope you are determined to implement the right type of workout to efficiently move you from where you are now to where you want to be in your goals!

Here’s the podcast episode I promised! –> Click Here to Listen (be sure to subscribe!)

Love your bud,

Kristy Jo




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