So you want to know the best exercises to be doing for weight loss?? Well before we even get into that lets first have a look at how losing fat is ultimately achieved.
Well it’s rather simple actually its calories in vs calories out. Now your'e probably thinking to yourself Ryan it can’t be that simple, can it?? Well actually it is. Think of your weight as a balancing act, and it’s a balance between the amount of calories your body gets in and how much calories your body can expend, when we find that balance and go below that balance and put our bodies in a state of a calorie deficiency (where our bodies are burning more calories than it consumes) that is where weight loss begins. Okay so now that we have the basics down and we know that we have to eat a lower calorie diet, we now go into what you actually came here for, and that is the best exercises for weight loss.
When it comes to fat loss, the majority of people embark on a program of endless amounts of cardio. Well after my years of experience and plenty of research I have found that doing resistance training exercises rather than just focusing on doing cardio will allow your body’s metabolism to stay elevated for a longer duration of time, with an elevated metabolism you’ll be burning calories at an accelerated rate for up to 38 hours after your exercise. I do suggest that when trying to lose weight it would be optimal for one to do a combination of both cardio and resistance training. So we have just narrowed down that doing resistance training rather than cardio is a better way to go, but which resistance exercises specifically should you be focusing on.
Well sorry to disappoint you, but there aren’t any set specific exercises to be doing to be losing weight. However, by doing more compound power movements (Movements that require 2 or more joint/muscle actions) such as squats, deadlifts and bench press has been shown to have a greater increase in fat burning potential. This isn’t because they are magical weight loss exercises, it is because the body needs to use multiple muscles during the action, so the body requires more energy from its nutrient supply in order to complete the movement. In addition to needing more energy for the exercise, the body also needs more nutrients to repair the multiple muscle groups post workout. Compare this to smaller more isolated exercises (Exercises with only one joint/muscle action) such as a preacher curl where the amount of muscles needed to complete the exercise are alot fewer, thus needing less energy from the body to perform. Think of it like this, the more the body demands from the muscles the more fuel is needed.
So to conclude we can say that no specific exercise is better for weight loss, but resistance training, more specifically compound exercises are ideal exercises to be focusing on.
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