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Creating a lean and strong body can be done with the help ofcardio workout, but it can also use some additional options, which will make iteven more attractive and stronger.

Basic workout that will make the lean body is cardioworkout. It is based on the low level of strength needed for performing theexercises. Since muscle contraction is slow, oxygen flows in freely andprolongs the exercising process. This workout is excellent for fat burningbecause it keeps the entire body active, affecting all muscles. Lean body isgained through this type of exercising but with strong muscles.

Advanced methods

Basic exercising is quite all right, but there are also thingsthat can be done for those practitioners who always ask for more. For example, high intensity interval training is something that should be done bythose that consider standard cardio workout too easy. What are the basics ofthe interval training? Simply explained, that would be switching form high tolow intensity workout, but in the same training session, of course. So, what isgained with this? Well, these bursts of high paced, intensive exercising in aregular training tempo will definitely activate the body more, put it undermore strain, increase the rate of basal metabolism somewhat more and, of course,more calories will definitely be burned.

It also has to be said that performing one activity for along period will make it easier for the body and thus less energy will be spentfor performing it. This must be avoided and since this problem cannot be solvedas in resistance training with increasing the additional weight, something elsemust be done. That else is changing the rhythm of the exercising drastically. Forexample, running can be splashed with sprints. Running out as fast as possible foronly couple of seconds will boost the fat burning process dramatically, and willalso prepare the muscles of the practitioner for the next challenges.


It does not have to be the same type of exercise. For example,running can be splashed with push-ups and sit-ups. This will rest the musclesused in running up to a certain point, but new activity will strain the body ina different way. Without any additional weight, lean muscles will be created.For a bulking up effect some weight must be used, but that is up to thepractitioner's desires.

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