Most people when trying to lose weight go straight to doing just cardio. Cardio is very an important aspect of losing weight, however, there are other exercises you need to incorporate. It is best to mix it up and challenge your body, for example, do a hitt workout on Monday and gentle yoga on Tuesday. I’m going to share my top 5 workouts for weight loss.
1 Swimming/aqua aerobics
Water offers a natural resistance that works the whole body. Being in the pool is also great if you haven’t worked out in a while even just walking in the water can really strengthen your legs and your core. Taking an aqua aerobics class may seem scared to be in a bathing suit but there is no judgment. In this class, there’s going to be a lot of people just like you.
- hiit Training ( High intense interval training)
Hiit training is doing cardio or strength training in designated time segments with short breaks. An example would be doing jumping jacks for 30 seconds taking a 10-second break and then doing squat jumps for 30 seconds taking a 10-second break. You don’t need a class you can do it anywhere and as long or as little time as you want. it is great for any Fitness level all you need is to do your best. For beginner exercise I recommend doing 20 seconds working out 10-second break, intermediate 40 seconds of working out 20-second break, advanced one minute of working out 20-second break.
Like swimming, boxing is a full body workout. Mostly working the core and arms. boxing is cardio and it is a great stress reliever. With boxing, you probably will need to take a class to learn how to punch correctly and the safety that involves protecting your hands and wrists. There are many boxing classes, if you don’t want to take a class you can always do Shadow Boxing that will also get your heart pumping.
4 Strength training
The more muscle mass you have on your body the more calories you’re going to burn. There are different types of strength training that will give you different results; that will be in the next blog. If you do want to get into strength training I suggest starting out on machines at the gym. If you don’t have a gym membership buy a set of light weights 5 lb or 8 pounds, you can also try resistance bands. Always look in a mirror while you’re doing exercises or at least your reflection so that you can make sure that you are doing everything in proper form.
You might be wondering why yoga or stretching helps you to lose weight. However, if you are feeling stressed it is best to work in taking care of your body and your stress level by doing something soothing and relaxing.
In the comments down below let me know what workout you like to do the best.