Women often want to improve the appearance of their arms, legs, and above all achieve a toned stomach. Fat-burning exercises are very popular since they target the core muscles and give you an entire body workout in a short period of time. Although which workouts are most effective in order to lose the fat and gain some muscle? Below are just a few ideas to keep your workout fun and of course give you the best results.
Get into plank position with your feet a hip-width apart then stick our your elbows and do a push-up. Then simply get back into the squat position and stand. Not only will this work your arms and legs, but you will feel it in your entire core. If you need more stability, why not try using a bosu which is much more effective for a regular weekly workout.
Single leg deadlift
For this workout, grab two dumbbells (or anything similar if you’re participating at home). Stand with your knees slightly bent then extend one leg backwards while keeping your spine even and straight. Your arms should be facing down with the dumbbells in each hand.
Get down and lie on your right side then bend the knee at a 90 degree angle with the left leg extended straight. Then simply move the left leg up and down ten times for each rep. After this, brring your left leg down and move into a plank position for 20 seconds, then stand up again.
Point both feet forward then extend the left while going into a lunge position. Lean down your upper body but be sure to keep the spine straight and not curved. Then simply jump straight up and move your arms over your head before landing on the ground in the same position. This routine focuses on performing lunges at a faster rate which engages the muscles to work faster and more fluid.
Power jumping jacks
This classic position stems from regular callisthenics exercises but will provide an intense workout for the entire body in a short period of time. Stand with your feet together and arms at the chest, then slowly curve the lower back. Then jump upwards and extend your feet out making sure they are wider than your hips. Remember to open your arms as you jump until your elbows are aligned with the shoulders. For more experienced users, then get into the squat position as you’re switching into each rep.
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By Felicia Sapountzis