Be honest. You're not just working out for your health, are you? You want to see physical results! In order to see results you have to optimize your exercise time. It's not necessary to work out for hours on end to get the results you want. In fact, that's actually counterproductive. In six small ways, you can go from mediocre results to results worth bragging about.
While the cool down may be your favorite part of the workout, the one that has the most effect on your body's ability to burn fat long after the last squat is the turbo boost. During the last few minutes of your workout, push yourself. Pick up the pace, do an extra rep or two and keep the fire lit. Doing so will help you burn more fat longer. Isn't that why you work out in the first place?
Try some of these moves at home when you can't make it to the gym to challenge your body to burn more fat.
1. Sexy-Booty Toners: Power Moves
Super Speed Squat: With feet hip-width apart, bend your knees to 90 degrees, keeping your chest upright. Return to standing as quickly as possible.
Burpee: With your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees to place your hands on the ground and jump your feet back into a pushup position. Quickly reverse to return to standing.
Mountain Climber: From a pushup position, quickly bring alternating knees toward your chest.
High Knees: Skip in place, quickly bringing alternating knees up toward your chest.
Make sure to follow through on intensity with each of the moves until the end.
Recommended Time: 30 seconds on, 10 second off. Repeat set four times.
2. Sleek-Arm Strengtheners: Dumbbell DancingBent Rows: Do eight to 10 bent-over rows: Hold a pair of dumbbells and bend forward, arms hanging straight. Pull the weights to the sides of your chest.
Bicep Curls: Do eight to 10 biceps curls: Hold weights by your sides, palms facing forward, and slowly raise them to your shoulders.
Squats: Do eight to 10 squats: Hold weights at shoulders and bend your knees to 90 degrees, keeping your chest upright.
Overhead Press: Do eight to 10 overhead presses: With weights at shoulders, bend your knees slightly then push the weights directly overhead.
Be sure to brace your core and keep it tight while you do your dumbbell workout.