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The Best Fat Burning And Muscle Building Bodyweight Exercises

For when you can’t afford to go to the gym, don’t have access to one, or just don’t feel like going, there are always bodyweight exercises . Bodyweight exercises are an amazing way to keep fit and are a great way for a fitness beginner to get accustomed to the fitness world. Bodyweight exercises are wonderful tools for developing the your physique, and perhaps best of all, they don’t cost a dime!

Probably the most simple and known bodyweight exercise is the push-up. Push-ups have many varieties but they all target the same general muscle groups: the triceps and the chest. Normal grip push-ups work the chest the most while “tricep” or “diamond” push-ups – done with hands together and directly under the sternum – work the triceps more. Once you are able to crank out 15 or more reps easily, you may wish to increase the difficulty better encourage strength gains. This can be done by either filling a backpack with weights and wearing it while you do pushups, or by elevating your legs (e.g. doing pushups off a sofa).

Another great bodyweight exercise is the pullup. Pullups stimulate mainly the biceps and the lats(the upper back). Similar to pushups, pullups come in all shapes and sorts, usually distinguishable according the grip used. When your hands face towards you, it is called a chin up and utilizes the biceps more directly. When your palms face away, it is usually called a pull up and works the lats and forearms more. Something to remember on top of these differences, is that the wider the grip, the more focus is put on the lats, while the narrower it gets, more focus is put on the arms.

The last bodyweight exercise in this article is probably not the most well known but it is definitely one of the most useful: the hindu squat. Hindu squats were used for centuries by Hindu wrestlers to strengthen their enormous and powerful legs. Contrary to what one might think at first about the exercise, they are not bad for your knees at all, and have been in fact proven to be good for your knee health. The starting position of a hindu squat is a standing position with your arms extended in parallel to the floor. You then start to lower your body into a squat position while lowering your arms until they are perpendicular to the floor at the same time. The squat position of a hindu squat is not the same as a traditional squat position because you should be on your toes and your knees should be pointing forward, as opposed to being on your heels with your shins perpendicular to the floor.

Bodyweight exercises are extremely valuable to people of fitnesses of all levels. It is wonderful to be able to experience noticeable gains without having to spend any money or leave the house at all.

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Super Fast Fat Burning Workouts For Outdoors

I’ve got just a quick tip today to help get you started on your summer beach body with fast workouts that can be done anywhere. Now that it’s nice outside, why not take some of your workouts outdoors, instead of the stuffy old gym? One of the points I’d like to make with this article is that your workouts don’t have to be long drawn-out 2-hour events in order to get great metabolism boosting, muscle sculpting workouts.

Here’s an idea for an outdoor workout that literally takes me 10-20 minutes, but has me drenched in sweat and pumped up by the end…

There’s a little playground and a softball field at the end of my road.

So on a nice day, if I decide I just want to get a real quick outdoor workout in, I run over to the field, spend a couple minutes limbering up, and then…depending on how I feel, do about 10-20 minutes of the following exercises with almost no rest in between:

– 50, 75, or 100-yard wind sprints
-hill sprints (if you have a hill nearby)
– pushup variations
– walking lunge variations
– bodyweight squat variations
– box jump, squat jump, or lunge jump variations
– pullups on the playground monkey bars
– mountain climbers on ground

Sometimes I’ll rotate through all of these exercises and sometimes I’ll just pick a couple of them and just keep alternating. Whatever I choose, I keep the rest periods very short (10-30 seconds at most) so that the intensity stays as high as possible. This really maximizes the fat burning hormonal response and metabolism boosting response you get from these workouts, given the brief duration of the workout.

Believe me, if you do this at a high speed clip, you’ll get a killer workout in as little as 10-20 minutes, and then you can get back home and get on with your life.

Even if you’re not in super shape right now, you can just take it at a little lower intensity to ease yourself into it. It’s worth it! Working out in the outdoors and breathing in the fresh air definitely has a stimulating effect, and some studies I’ve seen have indicated that you possibly burn more calories exercising outdoors compared to indoors. So give it a try… You have nothing to lose, except a little of that extra belly fat!

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Revolutionary Workout Routine For Burning Maximum Body Fat

You only have two choices when it comes to losing fat…

Either you chase the pill and powder hype, or you do it the real, proven, effective way. The choice is yours, but I’m hoping that you’re reading this article in hope for a healthy solution, not a chemically-tainted one.

There is no real secret to losing fat. There are better solutions that many people are unaware of, but there are no secrets. As a health and fitness consultant, my objective is to help you get informed on the best possible methods of losing bodyfat.

It all boils down to three simple things. You need to eat right, exercise often, and change some habits. The main objective of this article is to lay out the exercise and workout component. Based on extensive research and real-world results, I’ve identified a workout routine that is sure to deliver great results.

The following workout routine incorporates cutting-edge science with the methodology of some of the elite trainers in the country. Give this workout a shot, and you should be able to lose a considerable amount of bodyfat, without losing muscle mass or going on starvation diets.

The principles are simple, yet powerful. Basically, the emphasis of this workout routine is to force your body to burn fat for fuel, and elevate your metabolism for a prolonged period of time. The key principles are pre-workout preparation, short weight training, and variable intensity cardio.

Anxious to get started? Check out the fat-burning workout routine below:

*Pre-workout*

This is a very important phase. Preparation during this phase can help you burn bodyfat for fuel and gain the energy needed to sustain a fairly intense workout.

– Make sure you haven’t eaten for 2 hours prior.
– Take natural green tea extract, standardized with 60% polyphenols and EGCG as the marker compound. Green tea is a wonderful energy booster and it has been proven to help the body burn more fat than caffeine along.

– Be well hydrated – Water is your best friend for fat-loss. It helps to increase your metabolic rate, increase your muscle contractile strength, and increase aerobic ouput.

*Workout*

First of all, you have to warm-up properly to promote blood-flow. Secondly, a short weight training session before your cardio session depletes glycogen. Glycogen is the substance that is burned before your body taps into fat for fuel. Lastly, the cardio you’ll be performing is of variable intensity.

Basically, variable intensity means that you don’t perform the cardio at the the same intensity, but rather you change the intensities to prevent your body from adapting.

– 5 minutes light aerobic exercise
– 20 minutes medium intensity weight lifting
— Squats or leg-presses
— Leg Curls
— Bench press or chest press
— Machine rows
— Lat Pull-downs
— Hanging Leg Raises
— Weighted Crunches
— Sidebends
– 30 minutes fat-burning cardio
— Variable low to medium intensity (Switch speeds or intensities frequently. Don’t do the same intensity for prolonged periods)

*Post-Workout*

– Drink 20-26 ounces of purified or spring water
– Wait 1 hour
– Then, consume 300-400 calorie meal with 50-25-25 caloric ratio (Carbs-Fats-Protein)
– Eat same meal every 3-4 hours

The post-workout guidelines are straight-forward. Water is essential, and eating the right meals is key to keep the metabolic fire burning. Small, frequent meals is one of the best ways to keep the calorie burning at a high level.

Give this workout routine a try, and you’ll see the difference it makes in your overall physique. You will feel fit and look toned. In time, as the fat just melts away, your current wardrobe might feel a lot looser. Just don’t say that I didn’t warn you.

There are may more tips and tricks you can apply for burning maximum bodyfat. The key is to find the right information and apply it in your workout routines. Always remember, the supplement industry may not have your best interest in mind, and when you’re buying a fitness book, don’t judge it by its cover.

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