The best way to lose fat fast is to burn more calories than you consume. Eating healthy foods is essential for weight loss, but remember building muscles can help you a lot by speeding up your metabolism. Building muscle means burning more calories.
Here are the best strengthening moves for burning fat:
1. Different variations of squats
All variations of squats are great for burning fat. These exercises help in building leg muscles (quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves). The squats also activate quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, glutes and back muscles. Upgrade squats as soon as they start to feel comfortable and easy to perform. You can do jump squats, goblet squats, pistol squats or plie squats.
2. Crossover lunges
The lunge is a perfect strength exercise. You have to do at least 3 sets of 12 reps. To make it more challenging, add weights. You will notice that you’re burning fat if you feel tired by the third set.
3. Bent over row
This exercise works out multiple muscle groups at the same time. It is also good for posture. Include loaded barbell complexes in your workout routine to fire up your metabolism to burn off more fat.
4. Cable rotations
This exercise is a great way to build muscle, and speed up your metabolism. Use a resistance band, a.k.a. a tube, to reduce the risk of injury and increases strength while also improving your range of motion.
5. One-leg deadlift
One-leg deadlift, especially when weights are added is great functional exercise. This move works out your glutes and hamstrings. Stand on one foot and lift the other behind you until it’s parallel to the ground. Hold this position for 10 seconds and push back.
6. Leg extensions
Try working out this machine-based exercise to activate quads. It is a pretty simple exercise, just make sure your knees are at the right height, or they may hurt later. The leg-extension exercise helps with better and more powerful kicking moves.
7. Mountain climber
It looks easy, but after 40 seconds, you’ll barely be catching your breath. You can make it a little more complicated and do the cross-body climber where you lift one leg up and draw the knee to the opposite elbow.
8. Donkey kicks
You don’t need and equipment for this easy exercise. Start with your legs and arms (4 legged-animal) and kick one leg back at a time. Before you know it, you’ll be fitter, faster and more agile.