Best Fat Loss Exercises for Women

The Best Exercises for Fat Loss Results

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Looking to lose weight quickly but not spend hour after hour in the gym? If so, it’s time that you learn which exercises are the best and make sure that you’re adding these into your regular workout program.

By maximizing the number of calories you burn during each workout session as well as maximizing the metabolic response that you get from your workouts, you can really accelerate the total fat loss that you see, thus moving yourself that much closer to your dream body.

Since not all exercises are created equally, you need to know which movements will give you the most results for your time invested.

Let’s take a quick look at the best fat loss exercises that you might not be doing but should.

Skipping Rope

Skipping rope for Fat Loss

Skipping rope for Fat Loss

First up on our list of best exercises for fat loss is skipping!  If you’re looking for a cardio workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home, you simply cannot beat skipping rope. Skipping rope is great since it’s going to work both the upper and lower body at once and will burn just as many calories as if you were doing a fast paced run.

Start out doing skipping intervals to get used to the movement pattern. Skip for one minute and then walk around the room for a minute. Skip for another, then take your walking break again.

Repeat this process until you can go for 20 minutes straight and then slowly start increasing your skipping time while decreasing your walking time.

Incline Walking

Another terrific cardio activity that easily qualifies as one of the best fat loss exercises is uphill walking.  While running is usually the form of cardio that many people turn to in order to burn calories and lose fat, the advantage of uphill walking is that since you’re working against the resistance of the incline, this will help to firm and tone the legs that much better.

Plus, it’ll burn just as many calories as your normal jog would, so don’t think that it’s any less effective for overall fat loss from that perspective.

Walking Lunge Supersets

Lunges are Great for Men & Women

Lunges are Great for Men & Women

Moving over to the strength training side of things, one of the best fat loss options to include in your lower body workout is a walking lunge superset.

With this one you’re going to perform one set of lunges across the room, and then immediately after you’re finished you’ll move directly into another exercise that really targets the quads.

If you do this one properly, your legs will definitely be burning and you’ll produce amazing metabolic boosting benefits in the process.

Do your lunges, then try doing a set of sumo squats or leg extensions. After you’re finished, make sure to stretch out the lower body muscles because you can be certain that they will be tense.

Traveling Plank

Finally, the last of the exercises I recommend is the traveling plank. With this movement you’re going to get into a plank position and hold it for 30 seconds, and then immediately after that move onto the hands (keeping the body balanced on your toes on the ground) and then walk across the room while maintaining the position.

Try and take five to ten steps sideways and then move back into the plank for another 30 seconds.  Try and work your way up to three or four rounds of this before resting and you’ll have an entire core workout.

So there you have some of the best weight loss exercise options that you should start including more regularly in your workout program. Are you missing any of these?

The Bottom Line

Noticeable fat loss simply does not and will not ever occur overnight, regardless of what you may have read on the Internet. Sure, there may be times where you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and appear thinner, however, this is almost always a case of having shed some water weight from the previous day’s activities and recent sleep cycle.

That said, there are many exercises to help you burn stomach fat quickly and many nutrition guidelines that will help you further accelerate your fat loss results. The latter is ultimately going to be one of the biggest keys to your success though, so don’t forget the nutrition component. When quality nutrition is paired to a quality, regular exercise program, quick, lasting results is going to follow.

Author Profile: Shannon Clark

Shannon holds a degree in Exercise Science and is a certified personal trainer and fitness writer with over 10 years of industry experience.

Disclaimer: The views of the author are his or her own, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Ask The Trainer.
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