Let’s be honest with ourselves. If we want to lose weight we need to try to find ways to burn calories and hopefully burn fat as well. Now it would be ideal if we could burn calories and lose weight by watching television. But it doesn’t quite work that way.
So what are some good ways to burn calories and lose weight? Here are a few suggestions and some of them are a little different. Each one will stoke the fires of your fat burning machine and have you losing weight in no time.

 

Plyometrics

“What is plyometrics?.” Simply put it is a series of explosive jumps. Plyometrics will speed up your ability to lose weight.
Plyometrics involves explosive jumps. Often times it involves jumping onto a plyometric box. If you have never done this you don’t know what you are missing. Broad jumps, squat thrusts, side hops are all forms of plyometric exercise. Each will get your heart rate elevated and place you squarely in the fat burning zone. Stay tuned in the near future for an extensive post on plyometrics. However, for now focus on side hops, broad jumps and jumping in place.

Sledgehammer Training

Alright, I know this is an odd fitness tool. If you need to break up some concrete this is good but to exercise with? Swinging a sledgehammer is exhausting. Your heart rate will climb, your will burn calories and ultimately lose weight.

You can stop by a flea market or go to a used tire store in your area and come up with a larger truck tire. Take it home, lay it in your backyard, break out your sledgehammer and go to work on the tire. I would recommend swinging for 1 minute at a time and then taking a 1 minute break. If you cannot swing it for one minute then break the time periods down into more manageable segments.
Start with a 6 lb one and then work your way up and your are better able to handle it. If you scour yard sales, garage sales, flea markets, etc you can probably come up with a sledgehammer (or should I say calorie burning, fat burning, weight losing fitness equipment) pretty cheap.

Burpees

For my money Burpees are the best fat burning exercise around. If I could only do one exercise for the rest of time then this would be it. It is truly a full body workout. And if you haven’t figured this out yet allow me to let you in on a little secret. Full body workouts burn calories and prompt you to lose weight at an incredibly quick rate. If you are unsure of what a Burpee is then you can view the video below. That is enough said about Burpees. You need to incorporate these into your fat burning workouts. They are a must.

If you perform these three types of exercise it will quickly move you down the road on your journey to burn calories and lose weight.

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