At Simply, we believe in ditching New Year's resolutions, instead focusing on incorporating habits that seamlessly fit into our lifestyles. Because let's be honest, if it jiggles it's FAT!
When it comes to transforming your body into a fat burning machine there's nothing like the powerful combination of weight training and bodyweight exercises. Here are 10 exciting ways to jumpstart your fitness journey and keep the momentum going;
1. Embrace Variety
Adding a touch of diversity to your workout routine is key. Mix things up by incorporating dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells and essential bodyweight exercises, like push ups and squats. This variety keeps your muscles guessing and challenges your body to adapt to obstacles, promoting muscle growth while putting stubborn fat pockets to the test.
2. Gradually Increase the Weight
During your weight training sessions aim for 10-20 reps. Gradually increase the weight with each set. This pushes your muscles to new heights, resulting in a sleek appearance that exudes confidence and sexiness.
3. Strict, slow form
Whether you're lifting weights or supporting your body weight, take your time with each repetition and appreciate the intensity. By maintaining form throughout your exercises, not only do you reduce the risk of injury, but you also gain better control over your movements.
4. Consistency is Key
Try to increase your reps with the same amount of weight or body weight. This establishes a strong foundation allowing your body to adapt and handle heavier weights as time goes on. The result? Increased fat burning, during those deserved rest periods.
5. Shorten Your Rest Time
Vary your rest periods between sets. Instead of resting for a minute after completing a set of ten reps, challenge yourself by cutting that break down to thirty seconds. This keeps your muscles engaged and enhances the burning process. While you are at sleep you might want to incorporate nighttime fat burners to hasten your weight loss.
6. Broaden Your Range of Exercises
Don't settle for the basics. If you typically focus on four exercises for a muscle group, step it up to six. Incorporate different exercises, like dumbbell pullovers. This will ensure a muscle workout that leaves no room for fat to hide.
7. Embrace Circuit Trainings Power
Introduce circuit training into your routine.
Spend around half a minute to a minute on weight training or bodyweight exercises making sure to take 30 second breaks between sets. This technique helps increase blood flow to all muscle groups giving you that pumped up feeling and boosting burning.
8. Combine Cardio with Weight Training
Integrate bursts of cardio into your weight or bodyweight exercises routine. Spend a minute sprinting in one spot. Then smoothly transition into exercises like push ups. This alternating between cardio and muscle focused activities ignites your burning engine. Recent research even suggests that this method continues to burn fat for 24-48 hours after the workout compared to the 6-8 hours from a jog.
9. Tri Drop Sets
Add excitement with drop sets. Start with repetitions using heavier weights. When you reach your limit, reduce the weight. Do more reps. Repeat this process for an exhilarating challenge that pushes you beyond your limits.
10. Embrace the Intensity
When engaging in weight training or bodyweight exercises go all out. Push yourself by doing as many reps as possible until you can't do any more, reaching the point of complete exhaustion. This intense approach propels you forward and depletes those fat stores.