Most of us gym rats don’t struggle as much with putting the muscle on as we do with keeping the fat off. And the reason is usually simple… It's just too much work for the time we have available to us. In other words, life gets in the way. Most people - and by most people, I mean myself as well - get overwhelmed when you realize that cutting out sugars and sneaking in an extra two cardio sessions in the week just won't cut it. We all could use more ammo in our arsenal, and fat burners are how we can get there.
It’s tough because we all live fast-paced lives, and we still have to meet a caloric intake per day to gain and keep muscle mass. Diet and our Macro management is usually the first thing to suffer when we are busy. Additionally, the sad reality is that we just won’t look like a Marvel character without the strict regime that can be so difficult to maintain. According to some studies, on average – not during competitions – male bodybuilders will have around 10-12% body fat, and female bodybuilders around 18%. That is a staggeringly low body fat composition, and that’s not even during competition season. So for us ‘regular’ gym rats, how can we keep up and still reach our goals?!
Fat burners have been the answer for me. They jump start our metabolism and aid our body in burning fats as energy by simulating hormonal reactions. Combine this with the other key ingredients that get our blood pumping, muscles moving, and if you use the right Fat Burners, you’ll even have a better workout. You can expect a wide array of ingredients, and scientists are always finding the most efficient ways to use ingredients. However, you should be looking out for Caffeine, Green Tea Extract and Yohimbine. All these ingredients work to increase your metabolism and combining your fat cells to be burnt as energy in the gym. It isn’t a complete replacement for diet; however, they have been scientifically proven to work! By combining well known natural ingredients and science, the world of fat burners is here to stay and to help us stay trim!
From the huge market available to us, there are absolutely some stand-out products that have made a huge difference to my own physique and will always stay in my routine. Here are my top 4 Fat Burners…
This is my favorite Fat Burner out there. Alpha Lean 7 is for experienced users only… It even says that on the bottle. For a more intense Fat Burner you need look no further! It includes our Caffeine and Green Tea Extract, as well as active ingredients like Eria Jarensis Extract, which even helps produce a euphoric feeling to increase energy. Its formulas generate ‘severe’ thermogenesis, curb hunger and accelerate our metabolism. Alpha Lean 7 is my favorite Fat Burner out there because you can feel the intensity of it during a workout. It’s like a Fat Burner meets a PWO. For experienced users you must try Alpha Lean 7!
Cortisol is one nasty imbalance to have. It will literally KEEP storing fat and burn MUSCLE for energy instead. I have, however, found that there are some excellent ways to help fight cortisol in the body. I did a lot of research on the formula Assault Labs has put forth, and after studying the results, I am confident that this could be the stress hormone throat punch you may be looking for. CORTI COMBAT helps control cortisol and thus lets out bodies go back to burning fat for energy instead of wasting away at our hard-earned muscle. The price point can’t really be beat when it comes to Cortisol blockers.
This is the first time I have personally experienced a fat burner with this many natural products and I’ve got to say, the countless R&D hours they spent developing this have paid off! It is rare I use SUPP’s that are this well balanced. Every single ingredient is working in harmony with the others. As a result, I felt GREAT using this fat burner! Don’t let Vital Alchemy’s focus on the ‘Natural’ side of this burner fool you, it is DEFINITELY for us heavy-hitting Gym Rats. All 15 of the active ingredients are working together to rip the excess fat from your body and chisel away your undesirable weight.
Created by the award winning company, Vital Alchemy, Fit Throid does exactly what you want from a fat burner. Its beautiful combination of science and natural ingredients mimics the thyroid hormone to increase your metabolism, take the edge off your hunger, and activate thermogenesis. All of this culminates in your body burning your fats as a fuel, instead of that lean muscle mass we need to keep. It does EXACTLY want you want from a fat burner while even giving you an energy boost to aid your workout. It is a must try!
Both Vital Alchemy and Hard Rock Supplements are known in the game as industry leaders, so you can’t go wrong with any of these four Fat Burners. Don’t miss out on a picture perfect body any more. Once you try them, you’ll never be able to go back.
Mike Chisnall has pursued bodybuilding since 2009 while attending University in the United Kingdom. In 2015 he joined Steve Nash Fitness Center in Vancouver, B.C. as a core member. Mike Chisnall is now based in Los Angeles, CA and writes articles which are published online and in magazines.