It’s time to amp up some extra calorie burn at the gym to increase your metabolism and work your way to the fittest you. By trying new techniques you’ll be able to avoid hitting those plateaus, ignite your calorie burn and start looking forward to your daily workout. Here’s how to burn more calories every workout just by sneaking in these 5 methods
1. Warm up dynamically
A dynamic warm up increases the heart rate, increases circulation to muscles and fires up the metabolism. When you move more before your workout even starts you’ll expend more energy and in return starting the calorie burn. Your warm up can mimic what your actual workout or it can just aim to warm up as many muscles possible such as walking quad stretch, high knees or body weight squats.RELATED: RECOMMENDED PLANS FOR YOU
2. Lift some heavy weights
Properly of course, but seriously lift heavier weights; even if it means less reps, it causes more breakdown in the muscles requiring more energy (calories) to replenish them. So next grab the 15lb dumbbells instead of the 10lbs.
1. You’ll be surprised what you’re capable of.
2. You’ll feel more accomplished with your progress.
3. You’ll get those “tone” muscles everyone dreams of and no you won’t “bulk up.”
3. Try a weighted vest
Ever wanted to know what it would feel like to gain 10lbs? Me neither, but throw a 10lb weight vest on and you’ll not only increase your caloric burn but you will be encouraged to keep off those extra 10lbs! Weight vests can be a sneaky way to intensify your workout – try doing squats, step-ups, push-ups or lunges with it on and you’ll feel the difference.
Try the Hyperwear Hyper Vest Pro – it fits just like a compression shirt and flows with your every move.
4. Include kettlebells in your workout
If you have ever tried a kettlebell move it probably got your heart rate up, required you to use strength and provided a solid workout for your core. Put all of those together and you’re burning ample amounts of calories. If done correctly, Moves such as the kettlebell swing, kettlebell snatch and kettlebell clean can be easily be added to your current workout to make it more effective.
5. Pump up the jams
That 1990 song just popped into your head didn’t it? Well add it to the workout playlist because a study from the west London Brunel University says listening to music while you work out can make you go 20% longer with your workout plus burn more calories. Music can motivate, inspire and help you push harder in your workout.
For more ideas like these to intensify your workouts and hit your goals feel free to reach out to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org