Full-body workouts are key for rapid weight loss results.
Performing these movements with some form of resistance also helps to build muscle which will result in more fat being burned at rest.
This happens as a result of the increase in muscle mass which results in increased metabolism.
Let’s check out this weight loss workout plan…
1. Curtsy Lunge
The curtsy lunge is an unorthodox version of a lunge that works the inner thighs and gluteus Medias.
This exercise helps to strengthen your hips, knees, and improves posture over time.
How to: Stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands at your side. From here, rotate your right leg behind you until it crosses behind your left foot. Keep the heel of your right foot elevated with your toes touching the floor. Now lunge down until your right knee is just slightly above the ground. Return to the original position and alternate sides back and forth.
2. Squat to Overhead Press
The squat is perhaps the most popular exercise and for good reason. It is the foundational piece for various workout plans.
However, because this is a full-body workout plan we are going to incorporate an overhead press version of the squat.
Adding this to the end of your squat helps work your shoulders and arms for a full-body assault.
You can enhance the difficulty of this exercise by implementing dumbbells into the movement.
How to: Stand up straight with your legs shoulder-width apart and the dumbbells held in both hands near your ears. Bend your knees and descend into a squat position. From here, explode through your legs and drive the dumbbells to the ceiling over your head. Your arms should be straight at the top of the movement before bringing them back to your ear and repeating the movement.
3. Side Plank Dips
A core exercise that blasts your obliques while simultaneously working your shoulders, back, and legs.
This makes the side plank dip a great choice for a full-body fat-burning workout.
To heighten the difficulty of the movement, perform the exercise while holding a light dumbbell in your raised hand.
How to: Begin in a side plank position with your body straight and one arm on the floor for support. From here, lower your pelvis to the floor and then tighten your core and lift your pelvis to the original plank position.
4. Plank and Rotate
This is another plank variation that works the core as well as various stabilizer muscles throughout your body.
The added rotation makes for a more advanced workout that’ll burn fat across your entire body.
How to: Start in a pushup position and twist to your right while simultaneously raising your left arm to the ceiling. Return to the original position and repeat on the opposite side in a back and forth manner.
5. Bird Dogs
The bird dog works on the muscles that align your spine which strengthens your posture while improving coordination and balance.
It works all the muscles of the body and requires focus to maintain control of the movement.
How to: Start on your hands and knees with your back flat. From here, extend your right arm and left leg fully. Then slowly return them back to its original position. The goal is to maintain balance and perform the movement slow and controlled. Repeat on the opposite side.