If you are looking for exercises for weight loss, you do not have far to search as there are myriads of them on the Internet that you could consider to achieve your weight loss aspirations. You can also find access to several brick and mortar gyms with specialist physical trainers who will tell you the right way to go about exercises for weight loss.
Every exercise has its own levels and methods that help in weight control and their individual rate of success depends entirely on the rate of metabolism that they can generate, and these differ from exercise to exercise.
You have two types of exercises, which are the aerobic and the anaerobic or strength training exercises that have their own distinct ways of contributing to weight loss. During the aerobic exercises the calories and fats burn while the exercise is in the process, while strength training causes weight loss by increasing your RMR or resting metabolic rate that reflects to the quantum of calories that you burn while resting.
There is a misconception in some circles that walking is not a good enough exercise, but this is not true as it is one of the best exercises for achieving weight loss because it enhances the body metabolism. It also, surprisingly owns the increased rate even up to four hours after walking and the continued higher rate of metabolism is instrumental in burning calories and fat rapidly.
Most fitness experts opine that aerobic exercises also called cardiovascular exercises are the best way to burn calories and lose weight. You must remember that strength training, weight lifting and interval short bursts of training do not really contribute heavily to fat burn, but instead, are ideal for building muscle and contribute indirectly to weight loss by coercing the body to burn up the fats to build and maintain the growing muscles.
In all types of exercises, you must remember the useful importance of a warm-up, as this is what prepares the muscles to remain flexible and avert injury during the major exercises. Slow walking, low intensity movements or rotations of your trunk are ideal warm-up exercises if done for about 10 minutes. You can also go for endurance exercises and other simple weight exercises along with a few push-ups.
Some other exercises that could give you great results in muscle-building and weight loss are:
– Lower Body Stretch – This is an exercise where you keep folding your hands behind your head and stand with your feet shoulder apart. Now bend forward to try to touch your toes, hold the position for 30 seconds, revert to the original position and repeat at least 10 times.
– Bent Torso Pull – In this exercise, you stretch your legs wide apart without training while you are in a sitting position. While you bend one knee toward your torso, you should pull your chest downwards to touch the thigh on this leg and then twist at the waist, hold the position for 10 seconds and repeat the same movement on the opposite side. Do these exercises 10 times each.