Here are the top 5 suggested workouts to help reach your weight loss goal for 2019 WITHOUT going to the gym!
Lunges: There are many variations to the lunge, but the plain jane forward lunge is still very effective for weight loss, as it works multiple muscles at once (think: glutes, quads, and hamstrings) for max calorie burn. Get ready to move those short-shorts to the front of your closet.
Stand tall with feet hip-width apart. Place hands on your hips or hold weights, and take a controlled step forward with your right leg.
Keeping your spine tall, lower your body until your front leg and back leg form a 90-degree angle.
Pause, then bring your right leg home to start.
Now do the other side by stepping forward with your left leg.
Repeat 10 times on each side. Do a total of 3 sets.
Burpees: This exercise effectively targets your core, chest, and legs simultaneously. Feel the burn and know you’re building lots of lean muscle.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms at your sides. Push your hips back, knees bent, and lower into a squat.
Place your hands on the floor directly in front of you and shift your weight to them. Jump back softly to land on your feet in the plank position.
Jump your feet forward so they land just outside of your hands. Reach your hands up and jump explosively into the air.
Immediately lower back into a squat for the next rep.
Repeat 8 to 12 times. Complete 3 sets.
Squats: Squats are one of the best exercises for weight loss. When you do them correctly, you engage your core and entire lower body.
Start with feet hip-width apart, arms either at your sides or holding weights. Keeping your weight in your heels, begin lowering your legs and raising your arms in front of you.
Keeping your back straight, lower until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Remember to keep your knees in line with your toes the entire time.
Maintain an even pace and rise back to a standing position.
Repeat 3 sets of 15 reps.
Mountain Climbers: Whether you use resistance bands or not, mountain climbers are an excellent way to burn calories. The quick leg motion targets obliques, butt, and hamstrings.
Loop center of band around a stable post like a couch leg. Start on floor in plank position facing away from post, feet placed in handles like stirrups.
Alternately bring right and left knee in toward chest, not allowing toes of bent leg to touch floor.
Repeat for 1 minute and rest 20 seconds. Do 3 sets.