Best exercises to lose weight?
The answer is yes and no. There is no magically machine out there but there are exercises that are superior to others. Have you ever heard of heavy compound exercises? Squats, deadlift and bench press are a few examples of heavy compound exercises.
The opposite of a heavy compound exercises are isolation exercises. Isolation exercises are those which move a single joint through its range of motion. A few examples of common isolation movements are:
Biceps concentration curls (elbow joint)
Leg extensions in machine (quadriceps muscle and knee joint
Calf raises (ankle joint)
Heavy compound exercises are more like a multi-joint movement that involves several of muscle groups. For example a squat movement involves hips, knees and ankles and put major stress on the quads, hamstrings, glutes, back and the core.
You start to see why heavy compound exercises are so efficient when it comes to burning fat? Even though squat is a single exercise it involves a lot of your muscles. Imagine what a few heavy compound exercises could do to your body?
Try to squat for 30 minutes and tell me that it wasn’t enough! I’m sure you will break a sweat as well. There is a common misconception about sweat. You don’t necessary need to sweat to burn fat or gain muscles. Most people think that if they sweat it’s a sign of a “good” workout. People are so different, some already start to sweat when they enter the gym and some could run for 30 minutes and still don’t have sign of any sweat. Don’t get me wrong, you still need to work your butt off no matter what you want to achieve.