Top 10 Gym Exercises to lose weight

Exercises geared towards explosive strength increase your resting metabolic rate by 18 per cent the day after the workout, according to study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. Which means you keep burning fat from your belly long after the last rep. Get ready to tighten your belt with a dynamic strength exercise to lose weight on top of your newfound muscle gains. Bargain.

MH 15 MINUTE WORKOUTS – BLOW YOUR WOD
by Men’s Health UK
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The 14 Best Weightloss Exercises
Add these intense fat-burning moves from PT David Kingsbury to kick your body transformation plan into overdrive.

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  1. Deadlift
    How: Stand behind a grounded barbell. Bend your knees slightly to grab it, keeping your shins, back and hips straight. Without bending your back, push your hips forwards to lift the bar. From upright, push your hips back to lower the bar, bending your knees only slightly.

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Why: It’s a sure-fire way to stoke your body into a fat-burning furnace. Just make sure you start the move with the weight to manage 10 reps before gradually levelling up to the full heart-pumping calorie-vaporising zone of your one rep max.

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  1. Barbell Bench Press
    How: Lie back on a flat bench holding a barbell in the rack above you with a shoulder-width, overhand grip. Lift the bar off the rack and position it above your chest with arms fully extended. From the starting position, breathe in and lower the bar slowly until it skims the middle of your chest. Push the bar back to the starting position explosively as you breathe out. That’s one rep.

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Why: This move sends your testosterone levels into blubber-burning overdrive by engaging your arms, chest and shoulders simultaneously. And the more you push, the more calories you burn with this move, according research published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, making this move a great exercise to lose weight.

Best Exercises to Lose Weight: Weighted Lunges
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  1. Barbell Lunge
    How: Choose an appropriate weight and place the barbell across your back. Step forward with your right foot and sink into a lunge, so both legs are bent with your back knee as close to the floor as possible. Drive yourself back up and repeat on the other side.

Why: One of the key elements of purging your fat stores is taking your body to the limit and 12-15 lunges on each leg will push your quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings to the absolute edge. It’ll hurt, but your super-charged metabolism will thank you later.

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  1. Bent Over Rows
    How: Holding a dumbbell in each hand bend your knees slightly and hinge at the hip so your upper body is almost parallel to the floor. Keep your core tight and your back straight as you row the weights up to your chest. Lower and repeat.

Why: Ever seen an obese rower (who’s not about to capsize)? Thought not. That’s because rowing actions activates muscles throughout the body – from your back’s Latissimus dorsi to your biceps brachii, spreading your fat-burning power across the board. Any kind of compound lift, working multiple muscle groups at the same time, will be a better exercsie to lose weight than isolation moves like bicep curls.

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  1. Sit-Ups
    How: Lie down on the floor with your knees bent and, if possible, hook your feet under something that will prevent them from moving. Place your hands behind your head and tense your core as you lift your torso up so your upper body forms a V-shape with your thighs. Lower under control back to the start position.

Why: Keeping it simple and fighting your bodyweight is the ideal challenge to burn fat. You don’t lose any time heading to the weights rack, meaning you’ll keep your heart rate up and your body burning.

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  1. Burpees
    How: Start with your feet shoulder-width apart and squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. From the bottom of the squat, place your hands on the floor and kick your legs out behind you into a press-up position. Push up until your arms straight and then tuck in your legs at the bottom of the squat position. Drive upwards through your heels until you are 6 inches off the floor and then repeat.

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Why: It hasn’t earned its name for nothing. Yes, burpees might leave you in a sweaty mess on the gym floor, but this brutal full-body exercise stresses every major muscle group to further spike the hormonal response you’re after. A few burpees will prime your body for fat burning by working your abs, arms, chest, legs and shoulders all at once.

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  1. Barbell Squats
    How: Stand with your feet more than shoulder-width apart – this wide stance will allow a deeper squat, getting your glutes and hamstrings involved. Hold a barbell across your upper back with an overhand grip – avoid resting it on your neck. Hug the bar into your traps to engage your upper back muscles. Take the weight of the bar and slowly squat down – head up, back straight, buns out. Lower yourself until your hips are aligned with your knees, with legs at 90 degrees – a deeper squat will be more beneficial but get the strength and flexibility first. Drive your heels into the floor to push yourself explosively back up. Keep form until you’re stood up

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