Let’s first take apart the concept of a ‘hack’ – the word ‘hack’ implies that these things must be some kind of well kept secret that no-one knows about, but quite often the quickest ways to build some muscle fast are the ways that people overlook.
You might notice that this is virtually the same post as the post about gaining muscle – and that’s because the processes that support both muscle gain and fat loss are almost identical!
So, it’s time to let you in on a few secrets:
Sleep 8-10 hours a night – your body repairs and rebuilds itself while you’re asleep
Track your food – that way you can adjust the amount up or down if you want to adjust the speed at which you’re seeing results. To lose fat you may have to eat more than you think!
Lift heavy weights – when it comes to lifting weights choose loads where you can do somewhere between 5 and 12 reps in each set. Sticking to the lower end of the range will let you use more weight and build more strength, whereas sticking to the upper end will force you to use less weight but cause a deeper muscle burn for more time after exercise.
Choose smart exercises – to lose fat, you’re going to have to use your muscles to create a deficit. So choose exercises that use a lot of muscles at the same time to cause your body to use more energy.
Look at the best and copy what they did, not what they’re doing – any top performer laid a foundation years before what you see now, so that’s the stuff you should be seeking to emulate instead of copying what they are currently doing.
If someone has been keeping these secrets from you, then maybe you should think about why they’ve not told you these things before!