Exercise is an important part of any program for women to lose weight and keep it off. This article discusses 5 fat burning exercises that can help you trim and tone your body.
Before you start your fat burning exercise program, here are some tips to help you get the most out of it.
First, keep your exercise program interesting and fun by varying the types of exercise you do as well as the intensity of the workout.
Second, build up the length and intensity of your fat burning exercise routine gradually over time to help your body adjust to the new demands on it and to avoid injury. Try to do a little more each time your exercise.
Third, include both strengthening exercises and cardio routines in your exercise program.
Fourth, warm up by stretching before you start exercising and by gradually increasing the intensity of your workout over the first five to 10 minutes.
Here are 5 good fat burning exercises for women.
Walking. If you are just starting a serious fat burning exercise program, include walking in your routine. Gradually increase how long you walk as well as the speed that you walk and try to find some hills to give your body an even better fat-burning workout. You could also vary walking with another cardio exercise, perhaps walking one day and biking the next.
Bodyweight exercises. Bodyweight exercises use your own body weight to strengthen and tone while burning fat. There are dozens of bodyweight exercises that you can work into your exercise routine to burn fat and target specific parts of your body for shaping and strengthening. A few that should be part of any routine include pushups (either modified from the knee or traditional from the foot) and crunches to firm the abs. For more fat burning bodyweight exercises, go to www.women-workout-routines.com.
Training with free weights. Strength training has several benefits for women. It burns calories and fat, builds muscle, and helps to protect the bones. Also, a free-weight exercise routine can be easy to fit into your schedule. It can be done at home while you watch television, and, if you can’t carve out 30 to 45 minutes to work with your weights at one time, you can cut your routine up into shorter intervals and still benefit. The best weight training routine is one that includes varied exercises to work all parts of the body. Also, be sure to gradually make your work with free weights more challenging by adding repetitions or using heavier weights. Of course, weight training of any kind is beneficial for women, so working out on weight machines at the gym or at home is great too.
Circuit exercising. You can maximize the fat burning benefit of your exercise routine by interspersing strengthening exercises with cardio routines. For example, ride your stationery bike or use your treadmill for 10 or 15 minutes, then work with free weights or do some bodyweight exercises for 5 or 10 minutes before going back to the bike or treadmill.
Interval exercising. Another way to increase the benefit from your exercise program is to vary the intensity of the routine. For example, if walking is part of your fat burning routine, as you develop greater endurance, intersperse periods of jogging into your walk for variety and to ratchet up your heart rate.
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