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Surprising Exercises That Will Help You Get Lean, Says Science

ETNT Mind+Body Logo By John Anderer of ETNT Mind+Body | Slide 1 of 5: Building and maintaining one's ideal fitness can feel like a constant balancing act. You want muscles, but you might not want to look like a full-on bodybuilder. You want to be strong, without having to spend all of your free time in the gym. In other words, getting lean often is easier said than done."Carving out a lean and chiseled physique takes discipline and dedication. Getting the skinny, ripped look requires decreasing your body fat percentage while maintaining lean muscle mass. An intense strength-training program is key when it comes to fat loss, because muscle increases metabolism," Nicole Hogan-Jenkins, CPT, wrote for LiveStrong.Indeed, a regular regimen of resistance training should be part of any strategy aiming to build lean muscle and shed excess body fat. Incorporating some HIIT (high-intensity interval training) isn't a bad idea either, as it's associated with tons of muscle-building, fat-burning benefits. But if those modalities aren't your cup of tea, there are plenty of other exercises and activities that can help you achieve the lean look you've always wanted. Here are some surprising exercises that will help you get lean. And for more workout ideas, don't miss: Build Muscle and Get Lean with This 4-Move At-Home Workout.Read the full story at Eat This, Not That!

Surprising Exercises That Will Help You Get Lean, Says Science

Building and maintaining one's ideal fitness can feel like a constant balancing act. You want muscles, but you might not want to look like a full-on bodybuilder. You want to be strong, without having to spend all of your free time in the gym. In other words, getting lean often is easier said than done.

"Carving out a lean and chiseled physique takes discipline and dedication. Getting the skinny, ripped look requires decreasing your body fat percentage while maintaining lean muscle mass. An intense strength-training program is key when it comes to fat loss, because muscle increases metabolism," Nicole Hogan-Jenkins, CPT, wrote for LiveStrong.

Indeed, a regular regimen of resistance training should be part of any strategy aiming to build lean muscle and shed excess body fat. Incorporating some HIIT (high-intensity interval training) isn't a bad idea either, as it's associated with tons of muscle-building, fat-burning benefits. But if those modalities aren't your cup of tea, there are plenty of other exercises and activities that can help you achieve the lean look you've always wanted. Here are some surprising exercises that will help you get lean. And for more workout ideas, don't miss: Build Muscle and Get Lean with This 4-Move At-Home Workout.

Read the full story at Eat This, Not That!

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