Fitness is fun, but learning to get the most from your workout will help you to slim down faster. The following tips will help you get noticeable results from your exercise program.
A combination of resistance and cardio exercises will give you the best results. The more muscle your body has the faster it burns calories during cardio exercises. The great thing about muscles they burn fat even at rest, so you can burn calories even when you are sitting around. Be sure to alternate from light to moderate and moderate to heavy intensity during your workout. Light intensity burns more calories while heavy intensity builds muscle.
Do jumping jacks every day. An old school-time favorite, jumping jacks are an excellent cardio exercise to burn calories and improve heart health. Easy to do, this exercise requires a small amount of space and doesn’t require any extra equipment. Do a few sets in the morning, at noon and some in the evening. Do 20 jumping jacks between sets of resistance exercises. You’ll see a difference in the scale in no time.
Next time at the gym, split some time between resistance and cardio exercises. One of my favorites is pedaling the stationary bike. You can burn from 400 to 500 calories per hour all while sitting down. Take a power cycling class for kicks and watch the fat melt away. If you prefer riding outdoors, grab your bike and start pedaling, it’s an enjoyable activity that the whole family can take part in.
Get on a jet ski and have some real fitness fun. Hit the water and burn about 398 calories per hour while sitting on the jet ski. A real balancing act, this water sport keeps your core engaged while working your quads, hamstrings and upper body.
Bust a move and try some burpees. This is a full body exercise that requires you to move swiftly from standing to squatting to a push-up position. Stand with your feet hip width apart with your arms down by your side. Lower into a squat position with your hands flat on the floor in front of you. Kick your legs backwards into a push up position and lower your chest to the floor. Push your chest up bringing both feet forward so that you are back in the squat position. Jump up and raise both hands over your head.