Exercise is an essential part to our health of course, but when you are trying to lose weight, exercise is even more important. But where exactly do you want to be starting as far as exercises go?
Below is a list of the basic exercises that can get you going on losing weight!
There are a variety of lunges that can prove wonders, but even the regular lunge is still quite effective. It works multiple muscles all at once to ensure you burn a lot of calories.
To perform a lunge, first you stand tall with feet hip-width apart. Followed this by placing your hands on your hips or by holding weights and take controlled steps forward with your right leg.
While you are doing this you want to keep your spine tall and slowly lower your body until the front and back leg form 90 degree angles. Pause and the stand back up and do the other side.
An optimal routine is doing that 10 times each side and doing 3 sets.
An effective exercise that focuses on core, chest, as well as legs. This is an ideal exercise if you are looking to build lean muscles.
To perform a burbee, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and have your arms on your sides. Follow that up by moving into a squat position by pulling your hips back and bending your knees.
Second, place your hands on the floor directly in front of you and shift your weight entirely to them. You’ll then jump back and softly land on your feet while being in a plank position.
Third, jump your feet forward back to the position you had before and jump up into the air.
Repeat this process 8 to 12 times and do 3 sets of that for great results.
Squats are some of the best exercises out there. When doing them correctly, these exercises engage your core as well as entire lower body.
To do a squat you position your feet hip-width apart and arms on your sides or holding weights. The key here is to keep the weight on your heels as you Lower your legs and raise your arms up in front.
You also want to keep your back straight as you lower your thighs so they are parallel to the ground. Your knees should also stay in line with your toes.
For great results, do 15 of these for each set and do 3 sets.
The last exercise is mountain climbers. With these you can use resistance bands, however even without them, mountain climbers are still great calorie burners too. The quick leg motions you’ll be doing will work out your obliques, hamstrings, and butt.
To do a mountain climber you start in a plank position. If you have a resistance band you want to loop the centre of the band around a stable post and face away from the post. You’ll then place your feet in the handles.
From that position you want to bring your right knee up towards your chest but not allow your toes of the bent leg to touch the floor. You will then alternate between each leg.
For great results, perform mountain climbers for 1 minute followed by a 20 second rest. Ideally do 3 sets of these.