Everyone wants to maximize the time they spend workout out. So, what’s the absolute best exercise to burn calories, sculpt a lean, trim body and increase endurance? Well… you may be surprised to hear that there is not just ONE single exercise that can do all of those things simultaneously. The good news is that there are a few exercises designed to provide the best result for your efforts.
Do what you love. Love what you do
This ancient career advice fits right into your fitness world too. The ONLY thing that has been proven to maintain long-term weight loss is sticking to your fitness routine. For example, I know many, many women who love to go running, however, I am not one of them. Is it because I am not aware of the benefits of running? No. The reason I don’t run is because I don’t like to run. Since I do not have a passion for running, I’m not going to stick to a fitness plan that includes a lot of running. Dancing Zumba, on the other hand, is something I love to do. I could (and have in the past) dance all night long, night after night after night. Now a days, I’ve changed when and where I dance, but my passion for dancing is still strong and I spend many hours a week dancing Zumba. What’s even better, I don’t do it just to work out – I do it because I love to do it.
What movement do you love so much that you do it just for fun
Have you ever really thought about it? Keep in mind, you do not have to be highly passionate about your “go-to” exercise, but you should at least look forward to doing it. You are more likely to sustain a fitness routine that you enjoy over one that you do not.
Factor your goal into your workout
Also, the ‘best exercise’ for you is dependent upon what you wish to gain from your workouts. If you want to tone certain areas, there are definitely exercises for that. Bicep curls, lunges, squats, triceps extensions…all of those are great exercises designed to tone your arms and legs. Core and ab exercises are recommended to tone your mid-section. The main thing to do when determining what exercises are good for you is to narrow down what you want to achieve from working out. If you want to tone your muscles, it’s going to take more than just cardio. You need to add resistance based exercises to your fitness routine to tone your body.
Overall, the ‘best exercise’ for you is one that will help you reach and sustain your fitness goals. If you need a little help or inspiration in your fitness routine (and, who doesn’t), then be sure to contact us to try a free boot camp session. Call 619.602.8087 today and we’ll help you find a fitness program you love!