Want to lose your spare tire? Then think fast.
Superfast exercises build up lactic acid in your muscles because you’re working harder and faster than your body can clear the compound. This spurs human growth hormone, which boosts fat loss and muscle building, and elevates your metabolism.
In fact, a 30-second sprint is enough to increase your level of growth hormone by 530 percent. A high-intensity workout filled with fast-paced moves can keep your metabolism cranking for up to 24 hours.
And you don’t even need weights to get the effect. Take this lightning-fast metabolic complex from Andy Speer, owner of SoHo Strength Lab, shown in the video above. It requires no equipment and you can do it in 15 minutes or less.
How to do it: Perform each movement for 45 seconds, resting 15 seconds between exercises. Do 3 to 5 rounds.
1. Skater jump
2. Lateral bear crawl to jump
3. Lateral pogo
4. Ski jump