Traditional yoga is a great form of exercise for toning and strengthening the body. But what about fat loss?
Well usually the short answer to that is ‘no’! Yoga is not the most useful way to burn fat because it doesn’t normally elevate the heart rate in any major way or make large calorific demands on the body.
In someone who is obese or very sedentary, it will definitely have some impact on increasing the calorie burn, but in the average person it will not create the classic ‘calorie deficit’ you need to burn fat. In other words - burning off more calories than you are consuming in what you eat and drink.
BUT – and it’s a big but - if you combine traditional yoga poses with high intensity exercises then you are in a different world of weight loss.
In the Yoga Blitz system – which mixes simple yoga poses with intense and powerful moves like ‘Goddess squat jumps’, then the heart rate increases in response to using the big muscles of the legs and glutes in a dynamic way.
This form of HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training is scientifically proven to be the most effective kind of fat burning system. It not only burns body fat during the workouts themselves – but crucially – also for up to 48 hours after the exercise has ended, your body’s metabolism will be raised and burning fat at a higher rate than normal.
So results from the Yoga Blitz 90 Day Challenge have been impressive with people losing as much as 12lbs in three weeks and up to 3 stone in 12 weeks.
This has all been in conjunction with the Yoga Blitz diet – which is based on calorie counting. A method that is scientifically proven to be the most effective kind of eating plan for weight management.
So yes you can get a bikini body – in other words lose excess fat and tone the underling muscles – through yoga – IF you follow the Yoga Blitz system and combine it with high intensity interval training plus a calorie controlled diet
All you need to add is a bikini and a beach!