It’s traditionally been though that getting lean, that’s to say burning fat, was somehow a separate process from that of getting strong and building muscle. In fact workouts were commonly divided into two sections reflecting this supposed dichotomy. Heavy weight training aimed at increasing muscle mass and strength would be followed by a lighter session of “cardio” work, usually involving a treadmill, bike, rowing machine or some other kind of device. But not only did this split make for long and boring workouts, it was also much less effective than the modern approach, which is to tackle both objectives in a single get ripped workout . The truth is that building big muscles will in itself help your body to burn fat fast, but the ideal workout is one which works the heart and lungs hard at the same time as the major muscle groups. Kettlebell circuits are one of the best ways of achieving this and you can read more about them here.