Today let’s go over how you can burn more calories with less exercise. When you’re looking to enhance your weight loss results, you want to promote efficiency in your personal training routine at the same time. Any personal trainer will tell you that the secret really comes down to just one thing: multi-joint exercises.
A great example would be performing a squat. The squat is already a multi-joint exercise in itself. When performed correctly it is working a number of muscles including: the quads, glutes, hamstrings, the hip joints, and knee joints. By working all of these at once, it’s able to burn more calories than by doing a simple leg extension.
An even more advanced multi-joint exercise, a little more functional, would be the squat-curl-press. Performing a movement that incorporates three smaller exercises into one, which requires the use of the arms, core, and the legs will burn more calories. It will then also create a process called peripheral heart action, which is a whole other topic.
The error that many people make when they work out in their local gym with a goal in weight loss is that they’re doing traditional weight training exercises. These exercises can be as complex as a chest press or as simple as bicep curls, tricep extensions, and leg extensions. Whatever the case may be, these are all exercises that are not going to burn a sufficient amount of calories enough to see any drastic results in your body.
You’ll know that you’re working multiple muscles when you’re breathing really heavy during an exercise. Breathing heavy is a great indicator as to more than one muscle being recruited, and more than one joint being included during the movement.
The reason for this is because in order to get you to breathing heavy, you have to work either really large muscle structures such as your legs, or you need to be working multiple joints simultaneously. Weight loss never comes easy, however there are little tricks like this that you can add to and customize your personal training regiment with.
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