It is no surprise that as much as I am “happy with myself” I still would love to shed a few pounds and tone up a bit. As retirement gets closer I realize I want to enter that phase of my life in the best shape possible. So, sharing my research as to how best to accomplish that seems quite natural right? Sharing 4 exercises to help burn fat and build muscle
If you want to lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. And if you want to build muscle, well, that’s a matter of adding more muscle than the body breaks down. Fortunately, there are plenty of exercises,that can help you accomplish both goals at once.
To help point your way toward the best ones for your fitness needs and abilities, you can get in touch with a personal trainer certified by the American Sports and Fitness Association who can help you with your workout. However, if you’re looking for workouts to help get started, here are four of the best exercises to burn fat, and build mucle:
Yoga is the practice of physical, mental and spiritual disciplines that originated in ancient India. It’s an ancient practice that incorporates poses, breathing techniques and meditation to help you relax and stay fit. Yoga also helps build muscle and burn fat by increasing your core strength, flexibility and balance.
The deadlift is one of the best exercises you can do to burn fat and build muscle. It’s a compound exercise that works your lower back, glutes, hamstrings and quadriceps. It also strengthens the core by engaging it throughout this exercise.
The key here is to keep your back straight and lift up slowly until you’re standing upright with your arms extended over your head. Lower weights under control back down into starting position in a controlled manner.
Squats are a great leg exercise that can be done with or without weights. They can also be done at home, in the gym and with a partner. Squats are one of the most effective exercises for building muscle and losing fat.
To perform squats simply stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, then bend your knees and lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the floor (or as low as you can go). Then push back up until your legs straighten again.
You should feel this move in your glutes/buttocks area! There are many different versions of squat workouts – some people do them standing on one leg or holding dumbbells at their sides… all these variations will still give you amazing results.
Burpees are a great exercise to do because they help you build muscle and burn fat.
To perform a burpee, start in a squat position with your hands on the floor and back straight. Then, jump your feet back into a push-up position. From there, drop down and kick up one leg so that you land in a high plank position with your feet together. Lower yourself down until an inch or two above the ground this counts as one repetition, keeping your back straight and arms locked at all times.
Next, reverse directions by pushing yourself up from the high plank position until you’re standing with your hands on the floor again. Then jump up high enough to reach for something above eye level like a pull-up bar; this counts as another rep! Repeat until you’ve done 100 total reps or five sets of 20 reps each (or however many works best for you).