So summer's round the corner and let's face it. Who doesn't want to sport a six pack walking down the beach. Who can resist that look on their ex's face when she sees you looking like a heartthrob out there. Here are FOUR EFFECTIVE TIPS TO GET SHREDDED FAST:

1. Getting in and staying in a caloric deficit:

The main principle behind 'cutting' is getting in and staying in a caloric deficit, which basically means that you consume lesser calories than your body requires. Since your body is deprived of its maintenance calories, it uses up subcutaneous body fat as an energy source, and voila! You start to get shredded.

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2.  Cut Down on the Soda:

Remember that can of soda you had at Becky's house last night? Well, it had 40 gram of sugar, adding up to a hundred and fifty empty calories. Excess sugar is what turns in triglycerides and gets stored as body fat. So, if you want to get rid of that fat, get rid of your soda first!

3. Intermittent Fasting:

Intermittent fasting is currently one of the most popular health and fitness trends. It is the term given to an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. A common method is to have a 16 hour fasting window and an 8 hour feeding window. Although it has several benefits such as longevity and increased testosterone, weight loss is one of its major benefits. It is a very convenient way of staying in a caloric deficit and continuing to burn fat while eating slightly more than your should, during your feeding window.


While it's true that an individual can loose weight without doing cardio, i.e. only by regulating their caloric intake, it is also true that not every one is wired the same way. If you've been eating clean and training regularly but still are not able to loose weight, I'd recommend you to add in some cardio sessions. Not only will it facilitate fat loss, but also will improve cardio vascular health, vascularity, blood circulation and even sexual performance. Yes, you heard it right, better blood circulation for males, means better blood flow down there. Better blood flow equals better erections.

Okay, so coming back to fitness, here's a bonus tip:

5. HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training):

This is a method of training which involves short intervals of peak output followed by slightly longer intervals of low intensity work and then you repeat this over and over again. It is a great way to burn a few hundred calories within a matter of minutes. Trust me, 30 mins, of HIIT cardio and you'll be toast.

Here's a basic effective HIIT Cardio Workout:

- 10 second sprint
- 10 burpees
- 1 minute of slow jogging
- Rest and repeat


Author: Shaumik Saha
(Teenage Gym Trainee, Fitness Enthusiast and Aspiring Entrepreneur)

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