The first step in any weight loss transformation process is to start somewhere and start effectively. We all know that the more results you see, the motivated you feel. Therefore, we have put together some exercises that you can include in your routine to get the best results at a fast pace. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, these should work for you. Take note.
7 exercises to include in your routines to lose excess fat
1. The hundred (Pilates variant)
A Pilates routine is a great way to strengthen your core and work the rest of your body at the same time. The One Hundred is our first choice. Lie on your back and hang your legs and shoulders in the air to create a V-structure. Now wave your hands in the air, at your sides. Make sure you don’t touch the ground, do as much as you can.
2. Cardio – walking / running / cycling
All forms of cardio are recommended for quickly burning that extra fat. We suggest doing this in the morning with an empty stomach. You might want to work out later in the day, but an early morning fasting cardio workout can go a long way. Followed by a healthy breakfast is the best way to start the day.
3. Explosive lunges
If you are a beginner, try just a few towards the end of your workout. Start with both feet together, move into a forward lunge position with the back knee touching the floor. Now jump and change the legs in the air. This will increase the resistance pressure on your muscles and effectively burn the extra fat.
Burpees are one of the most basic, recommended, and effective exercises for losing belly fat. Just like most of the others on this list, they work your whole body and hence help burn fat fast.
5. Rope jumps
Start your workout with 150 to 200 rope jumps (depending on the intensity you prefer). They work as a great warm-up exercise and are great for breaking up sweat and getting your heart pounding too.
6. Knee to palm touches
Keep your hands next to your chest with your palms facing down. Now raise your legs one by one and touch your knees to the palms. Starting with 2 minutes, increase speed and duration as the sets progress. Ideally, you should do at least three sets.
7. Side plank leg elevation
Get into a side plank position and place your free hand on your hip, extend your leg upward feeling the tension on your hips, quads and glutes. It is a recommended way to reduce belly fat and tone buttocks.