There are tons of articles written about the perfect workout, which ones are true? If you go LIV Fitness, our trainers will help you with routines that are geared to your fitness level and burn the most calories, but you’re on your own trying to sift through the information on the internet to find home workouts that burn the most calories, Here are some guidelines to help you identify the best workouts.
No matter what type of exercise you choose, it’s the amount of intensity that makes the difference. You’ll burn more calories in a half hour of power walking than you would with a half hour of leisurely strolling. One type of workout that proves this is HIIT—high intensity interval training. Since it’s almost impossible to go at peak intensity for very long, HIIT has you adjust your workout with a minute or two at top intensity and an equal amount of time at a recovery level, then back to peak intensity. Even seasoned athletes can’t go at top intensity for extended periods of exercise.
Full body workouts are exceptionally good at burning calories.
It only makes sense that working more muscles during an exercise would make you burn more calories and that’s exactly what a full body workout does. Full body workouts use compound exercises that do just that. Some examples of these exercises that you can do at home include ones that use dumbbells like squat to overhead press, wood chop or bent over dumbbell row and bodyweight exercises, such as the plank, skater hop and squats.
Some calorie sizzling workouts require equipment.
Luckily, most of the equipment necessary for these are simple and relatively inexpensive. Strength building exercises using dumbbells and barbells burn tons of calories while building muscle. The more muscle tissue you have, the more calories you burn 24/7, since it boosts your metabolism. Kettlebell workouts burn hundreds of calories. They work major muscle groups, including core muscles.
- You can modify any type of workout and make it a HIIT workout. Whether you’re jumping rope, running, walking or doing a circuit of exercises, HIIT not only burns calories as you do it, but raises your metabolism for hours after you’re done.
- Jumping rope is a simple exercise you can do at home that burns tons of calories, too. You can modify your intensity and vary your routine to make it HIIT.
- If you have a bike, take it for a spin. You can burn over 600 calories an hour if you’re going at a fast pace on uneven terrain. You can also make it practical. Add a carrier and use it to go shopping or ride to work and save on gas.
- In order to lose weight, your efforts need to start in the kitchen. No matter how many calories you burn working out, it won’t overcome an unhealthy, calorie laden diet.
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