It’s no secret that the more muscles you work, the more calories you will burn. Instead of splitting up your workouts by individual body parts, like legs, chest, or arms you should train your entire body at once. These workouts are the best options if you’re looking to lose weight. Your heart rate will increase significantly and your muscles won’t take long to burn with this work out. Start with the first exercise and do as many as you can for 50 seconds at a time, rest for 10 seconds and then go on to the next exercise. Do the circuit for 3 times through and feel the burn!!
Dumbbell Skier Swings
Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back and bring the weights slightly behind you, then quickly thrust your hips forward and squeeze your glutes as you swing the dumbbells above your head. Return to start and continue in fluid motions. Your knees should never go beyond your ankles, and they should bend only slightly, as you push your hips back. The movement and power should come from your hips and glutes.
Dumbbell Hot Potato Squat
The hot potato squat is the workout which makes the normal squat even more taxing. You will get more benefits with this fat burning workout. Grab a dumbbell with your left hand and hold it against the front of your shoulder, your elbow bent. Keeping your back naturally arched, push your hips back, bend your knees and lower your hips until the top of your thighs is at least parallel to the floor. Then stand back up as you smoothly pass the dumbbell from your left hand to your right. Now immediately repeat the squat while holding the dumbbell in your right hand. Continue to alternate back and forth.
Stand in a split stance, your right foot in front of your left. Use both hands to grasp a dumbbell by its ends and hold it at arm’s length in front of your right thigh. Explosively loop the dumbbell across your body, up to chest level, and then over to your left thigh as you pivot your feet and rotate your hips to the left. Then reverse the move back to the starting position. Continue to move the dumbbell back and forth, as if you’re constantly “shoveling” from one side of your body to the other.