In this short article we’re going to look at the 5 most effective exercises to lose weight. These exercises are what we call Big Bang exercises in that you get a great deal of calorie burn per exercise – this is mainly because each exercise uses lots of muscles to complete but also these exercises target the larger muscles in the body, therefore the energy needed to do them is much higher.
The first exercise that burns lots of calories is the squat. This exercise targets the large muscles of the legs and hips along with a large amount of core activation. Squats can be performed with weight or just using body weight aiming for lots of reps depending on what the focus of the training session is.
Pull ups are another fantastic exercise to blast your metabolism sky high. This exercise uses pretty much every large muscle group in your back and arms along with giving your core a fantastic workout also. The key with this exercise is to perform it with strict form and not cheat which makes the exercise much easier and therefore lowers the workload.
Deadlifts, the third exercise of this power house bunch, is best performed with a barbell and again needs to be executed with perfect form to be effective and also to be safe for the person performing it. The glutes, hamstrings, core and low back all get tested with the deadlift and are another great big bang exercise for calorie burning and boosting your metabolism.
The bench press is another great exercise for working multiple muscle groups in one go. This time it works predominantly the chest, triceps and shoulders along with the rotator cuff. Form, as always is important, along with a controlled execution of the movement is the best way to get the most out of the exercise.
Exercise number 5 comes in the form of an abdominal sit up. This is the ultimate exercise for the whole of the core and also the powerful hip flexor muscles. Technique and timing, as always, are important with this exercise.
These five exercises will really drive your fat burning and metabolic rate into overdrive. Give them a go and watch your results sky rocket!
This article was posted by Chris Hines who is an excellent personal fitness coach in Reading and can be contacted for help in your weight loss endeavours.