October 21, 2016

Five Exercises That Burn More Fat Than Running

I shared my break up here on this blog...with running. Now I will admit when I had a good knee, I lost some good weight before I got married with running. Now I have found some great exercises that burn fat that AREN'T running.

Swimming is very important to me. The low impact combined with the cardio and makes it an optimal choice!

My husband taught me to ski and I am so glad that I stuck with it. It took a while to get good enough to like it. One minute I was full of optimism and confidence and could conquer whatever skiing lies ahead. The next minute I have no idea and feel like if I make one more turn I may just fall. I can get pretty dramatic, but by pushing myself I am now able to say I can do something I enjoy. Skiing reminds me that dedication and a lot of self belief is all it takes to get better at, well, anything. So basically, skiing helps me at life...and keeps me healthy!

Weight Lifting
The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism works. Building up muscle mass is a slow but sure way to help your weight loss goals. I have noticed a good amount of difference personally in my legs and booty!

Well if you can't ski, bike! Biking works both your leg muscles and provide some great cardio. Bike outdoors and enjoy a nice experience outdoors or bike in place and do some sprints to build up your endurance. Just get as comfy a bike seat as you can!
Explosive movements and working for hard bursts and taking a short rest and getting back to it has shown to burn a lot of calories. I think this is a major part of what has made Crossfit programs so successful. Personally unlike Crossfit, I like to use bodyweight or very little weight. When you are tired (and sometimes even when you are not tired) form can be an issue. Improper form and high weights can only lead to injury. I figure I can do anything for 30 or 60 seconds.

I should also say that Isometrics are great too, but when looking at what burns the most fat, my opinion would by Plyo.

What are your favorite fat burning exercises?

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