This is a list that could go on and on because the world is your oyster when it comes to exercises to lose weight quickly. You’re only limited by your imagination.
I mean, if you’re anything like me, you can’t stand the thought of doing endless amounts of cardio in the gym. (However, I do use the treadmill a couple of times a week as it is measurable and gives you statistics like speed, distance and calories to see how you’re progressing weekly)
If you answered, ‘To get the heart rate up and burn calories’, I’d agree with you.
So what’s stopping you from doing that without having to use a gym-based cardiovascular machine?
What’s stopping you from using weights to burn calories and increase your heart rate?
Is there a sport you prefer that gets your heart pumping? (if tiddlywinks is your sport, we have a problem!)
What’s stopping you is probably the common association between exercise and the gym. Many people believe that this is the only route to weight loss success but I’m going to show you exercises to lose weight quickly that you probably wouldn’t have considered before.
If you’re looking to burn fat using weights or bodyweight exercises, here are a list of things to consider.
With that in mind, here are some of the most effective resistance exercises to burn fat.
- Bench Press
- Shoulder Press
- Upright Rows
These are exercises that work many muscle groups at once but why not try putting some of them together to make them burn calories even more efficiently?
Press up –> Squat Thrust (Bring your knees into your chest) –> into a squat (This is called a Burpee)
Deadlift –> Upright Row –> Flick the wrists and Shoulder Press (This is called a clean and press. Think Olympic weightlifting, just not as heavy and with many more repetitions!)
Just try some of these exercises whilst taking minimum rest in between sets and if your heart rate doesn’t go up by much, I’ll change my name!
These are alternative cardiovascular exercises just like the treadmill, stationary bike etc that you might find a bit more enjoyable. You’ll be surprised at the choice you have!
Too many other sports to list – If it gets your heart rate up, it’s a viable option
By using a bit of imagination, that’s how! You can use the weight loss workouts principle’s of HIIT and Tabata with all of these exercises!
As you can see, the choice of cardiovascular exercises for losing weight is vast! Some of you will enjoy these activities more than the ones available to you in a gym environment.
Remember not to lose sight of what you’re ultimately trying to achieve by doing these exercises to lose weight quickly :-Fat Loss!
To do this, you need to be putting your body through an intensity that it hasn’t felt before so that it is forced to change and adapt (by making you fitter and burning fat). This is called progressive overload and is the key to seeing results.
So whatever activity you choose to do for weight loss, do it with a purpose. Do it with intensity.
If you’re taking part in a studio class, leave nothing behind in that studio.
You’ll be happy you did – Your results will depend on it.