Have you ever wondered why is it that as you age those belly fat gets more stubborn, harder to get rid of? Most people know that it's because as we age our metabolism becomes slower. Well, that's partially true... Simply put, the reason that our metabolism slows down as we get older it's because we lose muscle mass.
The more muscles you have, the higher your resting metabolism rate will be (when you are just sitting around doing nada). Muscles are 3 more times metabolic active than fat. That may not sound much but at the end of the day (or year) that really adds up!
Of course, you don't need to look like or workout like a body builder to ramp up your resting metabolism. Simply lifting weights or perform body weight resistance training once or twice a week can boost your muscle growth!
Try the following body weight exercise circuit to get slimmer, feel better and say bye bye to those stubborn fat. Best of all, no equipment necessary!
Warm up - 4 sets of 50 jumping jacks
Push ups x 10
Squats x 15
High + low plank x 20
Switch lunges x 20 total (10 per side)
Diamond push ups x 10 (with knee on ground for modification)
Mountain climbers x 30
Repeat 3 to 5 sets and consume a BCAA drink after your workout to help those awesome muscles grow!