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T-Raises: Stand with feet hip width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Bend at your knees, lean forward, keep back straight. Hold weights in front of you and move to sides forming a T. Mountain Climbers: Get into plank position. Bring left knee to chest and pull it back. Bring right knee to chest and replicate a climbing motion. Repeat for about 8 to 10 reps.
It's believed that an average American puts on close to 5 pounds or more over the holiday season. To lose all that holiday weight, there are a few simple, yet effective exercises you can perform. Burpees, walk-out push-ups, lunges, toe-taps, step-ups, mountain climbers, and sprints are some of the exercises you can go for. Alternatively, you could also consider swimming or skipping rope. Doing these exercises for about 20 minutes every day can help you shed your holiday weight.
As much as you like to work out, there are always some exercises that you'd rather skip, especially bodyweight exercises. Somehow the machines seem...
Wondering how to ditch all that excess fat in your body? Stop eating sugary foods and start doing the right kind of exercises for an effective workout. Start off with simple ones like squats and lunges to burn the excess fat in your thighs, hips, and buttocks. Crunches are great for abdominal fat loss. Burn fat in more than one part of your body with burpees, double jumps, and mountain climbers.
Spinning is touted as one of the best options to burn a lot of calories. And, it can burn up to 600 calories an hour. However, certain exercises are just as good as spinning. Skipping builds endurance and strength. Battle ropes and swimming tone your muscles. Rowing improves core strength. Running improves cardiovascular fitness. Boxing improves posture and cognitive health. Lastly, burpees are a challenging way to get a full body workout.
If you're looking for the fastest way to lose weight, you just cannot ignore a good HIIT workout. HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a...
Forget the caffeine. With the right morning workouts, you’ll have lasting energy without the crash. Aim for exercises that increase heart rate and blood flow. Classic options include jumping jacks, push-ups, and burpees. If you hate running, do running mountain climbers instead. Jump squats are great for cardio as well. To work your abs and break a sweat, do Russian twists and twist crunches. Start with 10 to 20 reps and increase reps over time.
Exercises like jogging and running burn a lot of calories. But, they aren't your only choices if you're looking to lose weight quickly. Skipping is a challenging way to get your daily dose of cardio. Burpees and battle ropes strengthen and tone your muscles. Cycling and rowing build endurance. Dancing and boxing make for unconventional ways to get fit. Swimming is good for strength and stamina. Skating is a fun sport and improves one's balance.
Bodyweight exercises build and strengthen your muscles, without you having to hit the gym. Sprints, lunges, mountain climber, walk-out push-ups, burpees, skater jumps, and jump squats are some of the most effective bodyweight exercises. These 7 exercises do not require you to have any equipment and can be performed at the comfort of your home.
Leg muscles are something most people ignore, including gym regulars who spend the most part of their time working on the upper body. Strong legs...
We step into the gym for three major reasons– to lose weight, to shed that extra fat around the belly, and to burn calories....
Most of you would just picture running on the treadmill when you come across the term ‘cardio workout’. But the fact is, certain cardio...
Substitute dumbbells with your body weight for free hand, muscle-focused exercises at home. Warm up and stretch before you start. Do triceps dips for arms; squats, lunges, and calf raises for legs and butt; flutter kicks and crunches for abs; and burpees, wall squats, planks, and innovative push-up variations for a full-body workout. Do 3 sets of each exercise 5 days a week.
Burning fat need not burn a hole in your pocket. Fix a goal that clearly answers why you are embarking on this fitness regimen. Find a clutter-free space and try push ups, burpees, and planks and use household materials (e.g., heavy sacks) rather than expensive gym equipment. Exploit free low-cost resources like mobile apps or YouTube videos, or even neighborhood classes that offer discounts.
Only building muscle without burning fat will leave you with flab over your abs. Tighten your core during all exercises. Incorporate a cardio twist into your core workout. Push-ups with pull throughs, jumping jack burpees, plank lateral tucks, mountain climbers, and pli’e squat chops will challenge your stamina, burn the fat, duplicate your strength, and leave you with sculpted Greek-God abs.
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