Sure, you know that a solid weight training session, an afternoon bike ride or an hour of jiu jitsu practice will get your metabolism cranking. But what are the absolute, sure-fire ways to not only fire up your metabolism, but keep in the red all day long? Simply put, metabolism refers to the chemical processes by which your cells produce the substances and energy needed to sustain life. The tips below are designed to ramp up your metabolism in an effort to develop and maintain better body composition.
Without a doubt, the most effective way to jack up your metabolism is to put on and maintain slabs of lean muscle mass. Muscle is made up of what is called metabolically active tissue which means that it requires energy to be built, used and maintained. Compare this to fat tissue which pretty much sits there like a blob not burning up any calories at all. The best way to develop muscle mass is by, you guessed it, weight training. Which means even if fat loss is your main goal you should always keep weight training as part of your plan.