Trying to lose weight and making slow progress or no progress? While it’s true that a clean diet is the most effective way to lose weight, it’s also important to ensure that you’re working out effectively as well.
I’ll be sharing the top workouts to help you get lose weight and get fit easily.
- Walking: I will always be the first to recommend walking as one of the best weightloss exercises. The reason is that for people just starting out in their weightloss journey, it is much easier to walk than to jump or participate in other very intense exercise.
Also, walking delivers great results with minimal efforts. Brisk walking for one hour a day can help you burn anywhere between 500 – 600 calories which is a very decent daily burn for weightloss.
Pro tip: Walk on an elevated incline and ads weights for faster results.
2) HIIT: as you get physically stronger, it’s important that you begin to do HIIT, which basically means High Intensity Interval Training.
HIIT is so great because it not just helps you lose weight but increases your metabolic rate over time so that you’re burning calories even outside your workout time.
HIIT is usually a combination of high and low impact exercises with breaks in between. You are usually expected to work really hard during the activity and then rest for a few seconds. HIIT is so effective because of the constant switching between levels of activity.
Pro tip: start with beginners HIIT before removing to more advanced types.
3) Weight Training: I know that most people automatically switch off once they hear weights because of the weight involved (pin fully intended, lol).
But really, weight training is as simple as adding weights to your everyday workouts. If for example you’re already walking, adding weights to it will make it weight training.
So before you go all fancy and start lifting weights at the gym, which should be done gradually, start by adding weights to your walking, cardio and HIIT so that you’re building gradually.
Pro tip: starting with 1kg to 1.5kg of weights is recommended for most adults.
4) Bodyweight Exercises: there are almost no exercises that tone and burn fat like body weight exercises. Body weight exercises are the exercises you perform using your own weight like pushups, pull ups, lunges, squats etc.
If you weren’t already doing them, start incorporating squats, lunges, pushups and pull ups into your daily exercises to give you the extra help you need to turn routines into fat burning sessions.
Pro tip: start out with fewer repetitions of each exercise when you’re just beginning.