5 Minute Exercises to Lose Weight
How many times have we all said that we don’t have enough time to work out? I know I have many times. If you are like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But let’s get real here people, if we really want to get in shape we must make the time! Even if it’s just 5 minutes. YES! 5 minutes each day, of course.
You may ask HOW 5 minutes?
Really that doesn’t sound like a real workout, but more of a waste of time. Oh you are wrong my friend. You see, we can burn up to 20 calories per minute with a high – intensity interval workout. An intense five-minute workout can help you burn more fat all day. After the intense workout, our body goes through the “after-burn effect”, so says the creator of “ ANGT” – Americas Next Great Trainer – Rob Fletcher. How it works, exercise physiologist call this post – exercise oxygen consumption. In other terms, it means that our bodies consumes more oxygen and burns more fat and calories in the hours following an intense workout. So even if it’s five minutes, if you workout intensely you will be burning the fatties.
Prepping for your exercise,
There are a few things you should do to set up a five – minute workout for weight loss. First, you should make sure you are healthy as can be for such a high workout. Especially for those that have been working out that couch for quite some time now. A beginning – level, fat – burning mini workout dose not require much or any special equipment. Most of the workouts are done using your own body weight as resistance. But, if you do want to get better results and become more fit it is recommended to use medicine balls, dumbbells or resistance bands.
Before getting into the workout exercise, you should research a little bit on the exercises. For example if you want to lose your muffin top search into beginners exercises to losing the muffin top. Because you don’t want to get into a workout routine and you end up missing out on leg day, now you do. Nope didn’t think so, so here we go…
Do each exercise for one minute. Rest for 15 seconds between each activity (workout):
– Run in place
– Jumping jacks
– Push – ups
– Mountain climbers
Examples of Burpees and the Mountain Climbers
The second five – minute weight loss workout is based on repetitions, not on time. You can modify if necessary when you are first starting. And remember you can always add weights to it like the dumbbells as suggested to you or the resistance bands as your fitness level improves.
Perform 12 repetitions of each exercise. Repeat the sequence as many times as possible in 5 minutes.
– Jump Lunges
– Jump Squats
– Bicycle crunches
Example of the Bicycle Crunches
Never give up! The key here is perseverance. Don’t forget with working out and keeping your body in great shape and condition you must also sacrifice. Sacrifice as in junk food. Yes! Start by limiting yourself and go from there and soon enough you will see the results.