Don’t feel like going to the gym? Don’t have time? Don’t worry, with these 10 at home fat burning exercises you won’t need a gym, just a few minutes a day!
It’s a common misconception that to lose weight you have to join a gym membership. A gym is definitely a great place to lose weight and get motivated, but it’s by no means the only way to lose weight.
Doing at home exercises can actually be just as effective as going to the gym, in fact for some people it’s simply the only option. A workout from home saves you the cost of the gym membership, and for those who are short on time eliminates the commute to and from the gym. You can simply take a few minutes out of your day and pump out a quick workout routine without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
Below are 10 at home fat burning exercises that can be done with as little as a set of dumbbells and your own body weight.
1) Push ups
Push ups are a full body exercise that can be quite easily modified to fulfill your standards. To increase difficulty, try putting your feet on a higher platform like your couch. If that seems easy, try doing a single leg pushup (keep one leg on the ground and the other off and be sure not to touch the other leg for support).
Squats are probably the most well-known lower body exercise, and for good reason. Known as a compound exercise, squats target more than one muscle at a time strengthening the quadriceps, glutes, thighs, calves and hamstrings just to name a few.
3) Jumping Squats
Jumping squats are similar to regular squats but instead of gradually going up, you jump up. They are great for building explosive speed.
Planking is a simple and effective core strengthening exercise. It can also help reduce back pain by strengthening your back muscles, improving posture and balance.
5) Reverse Lunges
Reverse lunges are great for strengthening the lower body muscles as well as your core. It’s also great for improving your overall balance and flexibility.
6) Jumping Lunges
Lunges in themselves are a great thigh toning exercise. Adding an additional jumping element in between lunges transforms it into one of the best fat burning exercises. If you only have a few minutes, do these lunges to make the most of your workout time.
7) Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers are one of the best overall toning and fat burning exercise moves. This cardio exercise will burn a ton to calories and strengthen your core all at once.
8) Jumping Jacks
Jumping jacks are one of the most well-known and simplest at home fat burning exercises. It’s an excellent way to quickly increase your heart rate and a great addition to strength training exercises like push ups and burpees, helping increase and keep your caloric burn high.
9) Chair Dips
Chair dips are great for toning the underarm flab. Use a sturdy platform like a chair to do this simple but effective arm toning exercise.
Burpees are the ultimate full body strength training exercise that tones the core, legs and upper body all at once. It’s one of the more difficult exercises to do but it’s definitely worth your time and effort.
Now take a few minutes and try some of these fat burning exercises, watch the calorie blasting cardio workout video above. Remember to rotate these exercises as much as possible, doing so will help keep you interested and give you a full body workout.