When it comes to the best fat burning exercises for women, focusing on larger muscles and performing high Intensity interval training (HIIT) is the key. To burn fat, you want to boost your metabolism and interval workouts are the best way to do that. You get your strength and cardio all in at once and build muscles that heat up that fat burning engine. Always remember that to get best results, proper nutrition is a MUST!
The fast change and movement of high intensity interval training will get you lean, not bulky, so no worries ladies! With HIIT, you get brief periods of high intensity exercise with alternating periods of lower intensity exercise in the same work out. This will turn your metabolism into a fat burning furnace!
Here Are 5 of the Best Fat Burning Exercises for Women
The reason lunges are so effective, is that you are working the large muscle groups in the legs to burn calories while getting toned and lean. You can do front and back lunges or side to side. For even more effective fat burning, try jump, switch lunges…Step your right foot forward and bend both knees, lowering into a lunge. Jump the legs to switch to the other side:
2. Plank Extensions
This one is great to whittle that waistline.
Start in a pushup position. Balancing bring right arm up and opposite leg. Then switch.
3. Squat to Press
For this one, you need to grab a set of dumbbells. With feet hip-width apart, bring dumbbells to shoulder height. Lower down into a squat sitting back, as if to sit in a chair. Come back to standing, pressing weights overhead and repeat.
If you have a BOSU, you can use it to make this exercise more challenging.
4. Broad Jumps
Time for another heart-pumping move…
For this one you get into a squat position, then leap forward landing softly back in a squat position.
5. Jumping Rope
Jumping rope is a fantastic way to burn those calories in between all your slower, strength moves.
Mixing controlled moves, strength moves, and cardio in one quick and effective workout, will have you burning that fat in no time!
I'll be discussing more great fat burning exercises in upcoming articles!