If you are looking to turn your body into a fat burning machine, then working out with weights can be a great method to that end. Below you will find 4 workouts guaranteed to help you burn fat like never before. Now I say this and want to advise you that you if you want to build strength and burn fat you must lift heavy. So.. toss those pink dumbbells.
- The Squat — This workout focuses on the legs. Your feet should be shoulder width apart and planted firmly on the floor. You can use 2 dumbbells holding in each hand OR 1 dumbbell holding it in the middle.
- Dumbbell/Kettlebell Swings — Dumbbell/kettlebelll swings are great as they incorporate a variety of different muscle groups. To do this exercise you will need to stand with your feet a little bit more than shoulder width apart.
- Bulgarian Split Squat — To do this exercise you will need a bench and a pair of dumbbells. Be careful, this exercise requires balance, it might require some practice depending on your fitness level. Stand perpendicular to the bench and place one of your feet on it. Your other foot should be on the ground in front of you. There should be a dumbbell in each of your hands. Do a squat with your one leg. Make sure your posture is maintained throughout. Your front toe should always be in line with your front knee. Your foot should not extend further out than your knee cap nor should it fall short of it.
- Dumbbell Curl & Shoulder Press — Start with your hands to your side with a dumbbell in each. The first move is a traditional curl. Once the dumbbells reach your chest you will turn them and continue on to a shoulder press. It is one continuous movement.
Give this workout a try. Let’s start simple. You will do 3 sets 8-10 reps. Try this 2-3 times this week. In the comments below let me know how you did.