Visceral fat is the dangerous fat that surrounds the organs. It can increase the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Cardio training can burn fat during a workout, but any form of weight training–including machine weights, bodyweight, kettlebells or free weight training–engages the core muscles.
Building lean muscle mass encourages a higher metabolism. Adding 1lb of lean muscle mass burns an additional 50 calories per day. 3500 calories equals 1lb of fat.
High intensity training challenges the body so much that it can continue to burn fat for up to 48 hours afterward. This type of training reduces visceral fat.
Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, Jesus was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. Mark 11:12-13
A fig tree can be very similar to our life as a Christian. From a distance, we have the appearance of being fruitful because we are full of healthy leaves, the appearance of religiosity, but as one gets closer and examines our tree/life they quickly notice there is no fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Matthew 7:19
Exercise of the Week: Ask the Holy Spirit to prune your life so that you will be fruitful.