Friday, March 12, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
1. Squats- Any type of squat is a great way to burn calories. Squats allow y-ou to use many muscles at the same time. The muscle used the more calories burned. You can squat with dumbbells, body weight, kettle bells, your kids, anything that works.
2. Pushing exercises- Pushing exercises require a great deal of muscle as well. Examples of pushing exercises are bench press and push ups.
3.Pulling Exercises- Pulling exercises consist of rowing or pull-ups, dumbbell rows, seated rows, anything in a pulling motion is going to work a lot of musculature so a lot of your upper back, some of your arms, your lats, and even a little bit of your lower back if you keep that - by holding yourself in that static upright position.
4. Single Leg Exercises- Single leg exercises are great because you are using the large muscles of the leg and you also incorporate balance and proprioception (Its input comes from sensory receptors distinct from tactile receptors — nerves from inside the body rather than on the surface. Proprioceptive ability can be trained, as can any motor activity.)
5. Total Body Abs- I dread these movements but they really get the calories burning. These are core exercises but they incorporate the arms and legs as well. Examples of these exercises are mountain climbers, dive bombers and burpies.