Best Exercise For Losing Weight - Check This Out!

What’s the best exercise for losing weight? This is certainly at the top of the FAQ’s I’ve been asked throughout over a decade of working with clients. The answer is simple. The best exercise for losing weight is the exercise that burns the most calories. Why is that? Well, let’s backtrack a little bit.

In order to lose weight, you have to create a calorie deficit. Calories - which are basically units of energy - are stored as fat when they’re consumed in excess. To lose fat, you have to burn calories - it’s as simple as that. So logically, as mentioned above, the best exercise for losing weight is the exercise that burns up the most calories.

Now, while the concept is pretty straight forward, determining which exercises burn the most calories isn’t so clear cut. Reason being is while exercise “A” may burn more calories than exercise “B” when the exercise is being performed, exercise “B” may boost your metabolic rate (the rate at which you burn calories) for long after the exercise has been completed.

So, in order to get the best fat burning effects from your workouts, you have to think beyond that single workout. I’ll cut straight to the chase here. Cardiovascular training burns more calories during the actual workout while resistance training (working with weights) burns more calories long after the workout has been completed.

The trick is to use a workout style that incorporates both. The solution is to do what’s known as “circuit training”. Effective circuit training workouts blend resistance training and cardio together by cutting out the rest periods in between exercises. Circuit training also elevates hormones -specifically levels of growth hormone - which in turn, simply put - help you burn more fat.

So What Are The Best Exercises?

You want to choose exercises that work multiple muscle groups at once. Think of all those exercises that you hate doing because they’re hard. Yes, I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. Those are the exercises that you should be doing! Squats, lunges, bench press, pull ups - the list goes on and on.


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