As summer temperatures rise, it can be difficult to find the motivation to go outside for a run or a bike ride. Fortunately, there are a variety of fat-burning exercises that you can do in the air-conditioned comfort of your home. Give these a try, then feel free to mix and match them to keep your workout fresh and interesting.
Burpees: This exercise combines squats and plank push-ups to work several parts of your body at once—the core, back, glutes, legs, shoulders, pecs and arms. It also requires very little floor space, so you don’t have to have a large room to get the job done. For an example of how to execute this move, watch this video by fitness trainer Kelsey Lee on XHIT Daily.
Jackknife crunches: There are a variety of crunch variations you can use to work your core, and this one is especially good for working both your upper and lower abs. Watch fitness expert James J. Rizzo demonstrate this exercise at two levels of difficulty in this Howcast video.
Squats: For a low-impact workout of your quads, glutes and lower back, it’s hard to beat squats. Health and fitness host Anna Renderer from PS. Fitness explains some do’s and don’ts when performing this power move here.
Mountain climbers: Like burpees, mountain climbers pack a lot of fat-burning power in a very small space. If you have room to do a push-up, you’ve got room for this move, which is essentially a knee-up exercise performed from a plank push-up position. Fitness instructor Rachel Buschert Vaziralli demonstrates in this Howcast video.
Jumping jacks: Don’t overlook the fat-burning and cardiovascular benefits of the classic jumping jack! If you need a refresher on the finer points of this whole-body exercise, check out this Howcast video.
Remember, regular exercise is just a part of a successful weight loss strategy. Experience body-transforming results safely, quickly and affordably. Call Cordova Medical Clinic today at 901-888-1000 to see how we may be able to help with your weight loss success.