First off, you need to keep in mind that any effective weight loss plan will focus on nutrition as king, and exercise second.
You can shed a lot of excess weight by simply focusing on putting more nutrient dense foods into your body… however if you add a solid workout plan to your healthy diet you will see better results… and you will see them much faster.
But what kind of workout should you do?
What Are The Best Weight Loss Exercises To Help You Lose Weight Fast?
Cardio or weight lifting? Or some mixture of both?
Well… the answer is both!
But remember any kind of workout is better than no workout. A lot of people fail to make forward momentum in their body shape goals because they don’t go ahead and try something.
People often fear they do not have the correct fitness knowledge.
That is a terrible reason to not take action. Use what you already know and act on that!
And throughout this process begin learning and educating yourself more and more about fitness and nutrition and make adjustments as you go.
So with that being said, we will focus on the best weight loss exercises you should incorporate into your workout plan but first let’s go over why exercising helps with fat loss…
The best weight loss exercises are always those that involve the most muscles of your body. In weight lifting terms, these exercises are commonly referred to as “Compound Movements.”
Some of the Olympic lifts such as the multiple variations of the “Clean” and “Jerks” are probably the best lifts you could crank out in terms of working your entire body at the same time in one coordinated effort.
However, they are not the best for beginners. They require a knowledgeable coach to learn from.
If you are relatively new to working out or designing a new program with the intention of helping you to loose weight, then try to incorporate our top 10 weight loss exercises.
The goal here is to work out as many muscles as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Then feed your body properly and it should respond. In fact you can expect to see some results within a month.
Granted, it all depends on how much weight you have to loose before you see the final you that you would like to see… but be patient with yourself. No one gains a bunch of excess fat overnight and it doesn’t come off overnight either.
The nice thing about the human body is that extra weight does seem to come off faster than it took to put on. So take heart in that fact and start putting in your time in the gym or on the track and keep at it until you get the results you are looking for.
Top 10 Fat Loss Exercises for Beginners
- Barbell Squats
- Barbell Deadlifts
- Dumbbell or Kettlebell Lunges
- Pull ups or Rows (Barbell or Dumbbell)
- Presses (Military or Bench with Dumbbell or Barbell)
- Hanging Leg Raises
- Dumbbell or Kettlebell Side Bends
- Jumping Rope
All these exercises will not only burn extra calories but they will also help you build more muscle which has the added benefit of burning more calories even when you are resting. The muscle also helps build a nice shape and definition to your body whether you’re a man or a woman.
Now if you already have been knocking out quite a few squats and presses and lunges it may be time to step it up to the next level.
Some of the following lifts will require you to have great coordination and flexibility in addition to strength, but just start light while you get the technique down.
Ideally you will want to to be coached by someone until you can do these on your own with few pointers. However you can also learn a lot from watching Youtube videos that demonstrate these killer fat loss lifts. If you have no one who can help coach you and give you tips then go that route.
Again, start out light until you get your technique down… then gradually add weight.
Top 5 Advanced Exercises for Weight Loss
- Clean and Jerks
- Kettlebell Swings
- Turkish Getups
All of the above compound movements are great for systemic muscle building and fat loss. However sometimes people want to target their weight loss to specific areas, sometimes known as spot reduction.
One key example of this is knee fat, which is why I started this website. Click here to find out the top 6 knee fat exercises to target this problem area.
If you want to target your fat loss to a certain area it’s as simple as focusing your workout on increasing the muscle strength in and around that area.
People will debate if this is actually possible but if nothing else it will increase your muscle strength in that specific area and create a better shape and tone.
In addition it will increase your blood flow to this area which will in turn increase nutrient delivery and caloric expenditure of this area.
So why is it debatable?
Well, most people say the body pulls calories for energy from fat reserves systemically and not from the area immediately surrounding the muscle in need of energy. While this may be true, it certainly won’t hurt to strengthen the muscles in the areas you are targeting for fat loss.
Check Out This Video To See Demonstrations Of Some Of These Exercises
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