Fat Burning Exercises

I really can’t believe how quickly time flies by. I am now in Week 5 of my weight loss program to lose 30 pounds in 90 days. This past week has been more difficult than others because I have been fighting a cold. I missed three out of five days of exercise last week, but I have been following my diet pretty well. My current weight is…

221 lbs

Darn it! I’m up three pounds from last week’s weigh in. I know that I’ve been keeping my daily calorie intake the same, but those missed days of exercise have really made a difference.

This week’s weight loss setback is a good reminder that exercise is the key to losing weight; without exercise your body will struggle to burn fat and your metabolism will slow down.

Anaerobic exercises that build and tone muscle, help your body burn fat 24 hours a day.

Anaerobic exercises that build and tone muscle, help your body burn fat 24 hours a day.

The best exercises that burn fat are aerobic in nature. Aerobic exercises get your heart pumping and your breathing rate up. If you do not get out of breath at least a few times during an aerobic exercise then you are not likely working out at an intensity level that will help you to lose body fat.

Aerobic exercises are excellent for burning calories in your body during and for a few hours after the activity, but anaerobic exercises are what increase your body’s ability to burn fat 24 hours a day. Anaerobic exercises focus on toning and building muscle. These exercises are extremely important for promoting continuous weight loss, but are often overlooked.

Weight lifting and muscle toning can be a bit intimidating if you are not familiar with the equipment or exercises. This is probably one of the main reasons these exercises are not done as frequently as aerobic exercises. There are, however, many anaerobic exercises that are simple to do and can even be done in the comfort of your own home. This way, you can make sure you are getting the most fat burning power out of your exercise routine by incorporating these simple muscle toning activities:

  • Thigh Exercises – There are a few thigh exercises that are really effective and simple. They are the Wall Squat, Standing Dumbell Squat and Lunges.
  • Arm Exercises – Arm toning exercises can also be quite simple and do not require a lot of equipment. Bicep and tricep exercises can be done easily with either free weights or exercise bands.

Other activities that I have found are great for muscle toning are yoga, pilates and working with an exercise ball.

There are no fat burning anaerobic exercises that will help you lose weight without also coupling them with aerobic exercises and a healthy diet. There are many different types of anaerobic exercises to choose from so find ones that appeal to you and add them to your regular routine.

1 comment to Fat Burning Exercises

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    I like that you’re keeping track of your progress on here. You seem really motivated!! That’s really good!! Keep up the good work!!

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