If you’re looking to set your internal systems to fat-burning-furnace mode and absolutely melt body fat as quickly as possible, the following 06 uber-intense, compound exercises are your secret sauce for robust weight loss and sculpting an improved, lean physique.
One of these weight loss workouts a day, will keep the love handles away!
With your feet firmly planted on the floor shoulder-width apart, rest a racked barbell comfortably on the upper portion of the back — not the neck. Grasp the bar approx. one foot outside the shoulders and step outwards from the barbell rack. Draw your shoulders back and tighten the core, and slowly squat downwards until your quads are parallel with the ground. Powerfully accelerate upwards to a full standing position, pause for one second, and repeat.
Maintain strong posture throughout each squat and do NOT arch your back, as this can cause back injury.
Most rowing machines will allow you to enter intervals into the computer, so it can do all the timekeeping for you. To start, slide the seat most of the way in, lean forward slightly with your torso and reach forward fully with your arms. Drive back powerfully with your legs, before drawing back with your torso and then finally pull with your arms. Keep your stroke long and smooth.
Lie on your back with your knees bent to 90 degrees and your feet flat on the floor. Place your fingers at the sides of your temples, contract your abs and sit up with control as you exhale. Stop just short of upright and then lower. Don’t rest on the ground between reps. Your lower back should touch down lightly before you commence your next up phase.
Stand slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and place a dumbbell on the floor in front of your stance. Squat down, tighten your core, and grab the dumbbell with your palm facing your body. With your back straight, powerfully accelerate your legs upward and swing the dumbbell towards the ceiling, until it’s at eye level.
Maintain strong posture and lower the weight back down to the floor in one fluid motion. Complete 12 reps and repeat for the opposite arm.
As you skip, land lightly on your feet and keep your arm movements to a minimum. You can use any skipping technique you want, as long as you can skip fast and get through as many reps as you can in each interval. About 50 reps is a good total.
Squat down on the floor and place your hands flat on the ground just in front of your toes. Leaning on your hands, jump your feet far enough behind you so that as they land, your body is in a perfectly straight push-up-type position. Don’t allow your hips to sag to the ground as you land. To finish, jump your legs back in towards your hands and stand up.