After the holiday season, a bunch of people is trying to lose those extra pounds.
And one of the best ways to lose weight is exercising. (1)
There are some exercises that will help you speed up your metabolism.
The exercises that I will show you today activate oxygen consumption even after working out, which means that you will burn calories during and after finishing your workout. (2)
7 Best Exercises that Boost Metabolism
1. Predator Jack
A very effective metabolism-boosting exercise.
I suggest you do this exercise first.
Do 20 reps and 5 sets.
You can see how to do the Predator Jack here:
2. Kettlebell swing
One of the most effective fat-loss exercises.
You will activate your quads, glutes, hips, abs and shoulders.
So, you will increase fat-burning rates significantly.
How to do this exercise?
Stand with your feet slightly apart and parallel, and hold the dumbbell between them.
Squat and grab the dumbbell with your right hand, stand up and hold the dumbbell in front of you, parallelly with your right shoulder.
Hold for one second, then raise your arm with the dumbbell over your head, straight.
Go back to the starting position and do nine more reps, then repeat the same with your left arm.
Do 20 reps in 3 sets.
3. Butterfly crunches
Also, do 20 reps and 3 sets.
How to do this exercise?
Lie on the floor with your arms placed above your head and your legs bent at the knees slightly, so that your feet are both together.
Quickly raise your torso to a sitting position and reach for the ankles with both hands. Then slowly lower yourself back.
Try to be stable during every rep.
4. Battle rope workout
A great exercise for strength, lean muscles, and fast metabolism.
How many sets and reps?
Do 2 sets of this exercise.
Do it for 2 minutes.
Battle rope workout will help you boost your metabolism, burn more calories, increase strength, and lean muscles.
5. Jump rope workout
Another workout with a rope.
This is an effective cardio exercise that will help you get rid of fat.
You can try different techniques and exercise at a different pace, but be sure you will sweat.
If you want a more intense workout, increase the speed or jump more.
This is one of the best cardio exercises you can do at home.
All you need is a jumping rope.
The best exercise to lose weight at home.
One of the best metabolism-boosting exercises.
Burpees are one of the best ways to burn calories.
Try 10 reps of chest-to-floor burpees, for starters.
7. Sprinter crunch
Lie on your back and do sit-ups by alternately raising your knee toward your chest and your arm opposite that knee.
So, bring the right knee closer to the chest and the left hand to the knee, and then switch.
Do these sit-ups as you want, but do not stop until you feel fatigued and a burning sensation in your stomach, because it is a sign that your muscles are starting to activate.
This exercise is perfect for the upper abdominal muscles.
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