How To Burn Calories Fast – 2 Exercises You Can Do At Home To Burn Calories

Authored By Ben Fisher

It’s the beginning of the new year and you have made your new year’s resolution to lose some weight.  If you’re like me, you’ve probably gained a few pounds over the holidays.  It’s the beginning of the new year and we don’t have much time to get you into your bikini weight.  I will describe two exercises you can do very easily at home that will only take a few minutes and may help you burn calories fast.

The exercises I will discuss below are called isometric exercises.  Traditionally, isometric exercises are known for helping strengthen smaller muscle groups.  Recently however, I’ve read an article in Women’s Health magazine titled “Hold it Right There”that opened my eyes to how isometric exercises can be used to burn calories faster.

Plank exercise

This exercise will test not only the strength of your abdominals  but also your ability to hold yourself up.  Lie down on the floor stomach facing down.  Get yourself into a push up position with your back straight.  Now you’re going to place your forearms on the floor.  You should still be in a pushup position but utilizing your forearms instead of your hands.  Contract your abs and your glutes tightly and hold for up to 60 seconds, and then rest for 30 seconds.  You’ll want to do this three to five times.

I know it going to be a little tough at first but the goal is to be able to hold the position for the whole 60 seconds. This is considered 1 set. So ideally, you will want to build yourself up to 5 sets.

Wall Squat

There are many benefits to performing a squat.  The squat is one of the few exercises that benefits more than one muscle group.

It helps strengthen the calves, hamstrings, quads, glutes, and lower back.

You will perform the full squat with the stability ball.  Use a medium size stability ball and place it against the wall and place your back against the stability ball.  Your lower back should have constant contact with the stability ball. Lower yourself until you’re at a seated position as if there was a chair under you. It will be like you are sitting on an invisible chair. Push down into your heels and hold.

Your aim again to be able to stay in this position for 60 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds, and then start again for a total of 5 sets.

These two exercises may not appear to be all that difficult on the surface but once you try it you will see that it can be a little challenging. This is a little known way to increase the strength of those muscle by putting them under stress which then means you are slowly building muscle. The more muscle you have, forces your body to burn calories faster.


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