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If you want to increase fat loss, you’ll have to turn up the burn. One way to boost metabolism is to eat clean nutritious foods with metabolism boosting spices, but that alone won’t help you burn fat faster. Instead, the best way speed up your metabolism is to increase the intensity of your workouts.
No matter how fit you are, you can still benefit from switching up your workouts. By incorporating these high intensity exercises into your workouts, you’ll improve your fitness and increase your rate of fat loss.
Here are the DailyBurn trainers to show you what moves will turn up the burn.
Medicine Ball Squat
DailyBurn trainer Cody Storey is all about mobility. What’s the use in having a strong body if you can’t move it around? His medicine ball squats are designed to increase hip and glute strength by challenging you to go as low as you can go. For beginners, stand with your feet hip width apart and hold a medicine ball at chest height. Complete one squat while continuing to hold the ball in the same position. For a more advanced workout, stand with feet slightly wider than hip width and squat beyond the standard 90 degree leg angle.
While push-ups are the best way to squeeze in a chest and arm workout on the go, shoulder push-ups are an intense move that works the shoulders with one quick modification. Here we have Katie, one of our DailyBurn community members who appears in a few of our videos. She is demonstrating how lifting up your hips from plank position can put weight on your shoulders. Bend your knees slightly if you have to, and complete pushups while keeping your hips as high as possible.
Standing Oblique Twist
You don’t have to do hundreds of crunches to get lean, strong abs. DailyBurn trainer Judi Brown loves using medicine balls as resistance in standing ab workouts. To complete a standing oblique twist, hold a medicine ball with slightly bent arms. Twist the ball at chest hight back and forth. The faster you go, the more intense the workout will be.
Plank With Shoulder Raise
Planks aren’t just for strengthening your core. DailyBurn trainer J.R. Rogers demonstrates a difficult exercise that will strengthen your back, core, and shoulders. By adding a weighted shoulder raise to your plank routine, you’ll burn extra calories while targeting many stability muscles.
Skater Side Lunge
DailyBurn trainer Anja Garcia is your go to trainer if you want a firm and powerful bikini butt. Her skater side lunge exercise will get your heart pumping while working the sides of your glutes and your quads. To complete the exercise, squat and extend one leg straight to the side. Pump your arms to keep your balance, and tap your extended leg in and out while balancing on your bent leg. Complete for 30 seconds, then switch legs.
There you have it! Try including these high intensity exercises into your workout to speed up fat loss and accelerate muscular conditioning.
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