You are probably aware that building lean muscle does wonders for your body and helps you burn body fat, as well as giving you other great health benefits.
Unfortunately, many people today spend a lot of time performing resistance training workouts that are very long but poor in quality and do not have enough intensity in them. If you want to know how to burn fat fast then you need to learn about proper weight training, and go for quality not quantity when performing your resistance training workout. My workout philosophy has always been to go for quality over quantity. Men are especially bad when it comes to this. When at a gym I always see men that select a weight which is too heavy for them for a particular exercise and they are performing the exercise with bad form and technique.
The main elements that are usually ignored by those who attempt a resistance training workout to burn body fat are Intensity, and Progression.
The intensity is measured by how difficult it is for you to perform the workout, given your current condition. The progression is measured by how much the demand to increase resistance increases each week.
Most individuals make a mistake of performing resistance training far too often for far too long. They unfortunately make the same mistake they do with the so-called fat burning aerobic exercise at moderate intensity. However, these are very different forms of exercise.
Aerobic exercise usually is described as low to moderate intensity, with high frequency, with not much progression. Anaerobic exercise (strength training, resistance training) is performed at a high intensity, with lower frequency, and with much more progression.
However, resistance training performed at a low or moderate intensity will only give you significant muscle or strength building benefit for the first few weeks. When performed at a high level of intensity, meaning it is simply the combination of sufficient amount or weight, with the proper number of repetitions combined with short rests between exercises is a resistance training workout that will keep your body always evolving and burning fat. The length of your rests during the sets and exercises can either make or break your weight training program. I have seen plenty of people at the gym perform a weight training move with a proper weight and good form, and then they put down the weight and go chat to their friend for 3 minutes before they start their next exercise. I see people that are trying to burn body fat make this mistake all the time. If you want to know how to burn fat find a good weight training program, select the right amount of weight for each exercise in the program, perform each exercise with proper form, and do not rest for more then 20 seconds between exercises. That will definitely help you burn fat fast.
When you weight train the right way, you are creating small injuries to your muscles. So you must let the body repair this damage, and then overcompensate upon the already existing amount of lean muscle your body has. If you work those muscles again before they get the chance to fully repair, you will not get the optimum muscle toning and fat burning results. So remember that sufficient amount of rest between your weight training workouts is just as important as the workouts themselves if you want optimum results.
So if you really want to know how to burn fat fast, make sure you fully understand the principles I discussed above and incorporate them in your life.