“Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your bodyweight gets down to your goal-weight.

If you’re not dropping the kilos, you need to pick up the weights

So you’re trying to exercise for weight loss? How’s it going?

If it’s not going well, what types of exercises are you actually doing? The answer to this question is usually VERY revealing.

You see, most people who try to exercise for weight loss do the bare minimum, and what that looks like is ‘walk the dog’, or ‘a circuit with light weights’, or ‘an aerobics class’ – and they do this once or twice per week. The reality of this situation? That’s not even CLOSE TO enough.

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You see, exercise is, by design, TOUGH

It needs to be to get your body to react favourably to the stimulus, and lose weight (along with getting fitter, stronger, and more supple). A gentle walk may feel like something, but that something is NOT exercise.

So, you know those really difficult exercises? The ones that everyone moans about all the time? The ones that make people sweat, and breathe heavily?

Those are the ones you need to do. (Obviously, you’ll build up to them if you’re unfit to begin with.)

The types of exercises that really lead to results:

Squats, deadlifts, push ups, pull ups, sit ups, presses, kettlebell swings, farmer’s walks and more.

Those are the movements that are going to make you lose weight and get lean. Why? Because they actually challenge your ability to do them. Walking? Not so much.

Do the tough stuff, and get results. Simple.

 

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