7 Top Exercises To Boost Your Metabolism

As long as you workout regularly you will boost your metabolism and burn calories. But what if you could make your workouts even more effective, and progress faster by choosing the best metabolism boosting exercises?

The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories you burn, and the fasteryou lose weight. Your metabolic rate is the speed at which your body burns calories. Your metabolism is like your body’s engine – the bigger it is, and the more you push it to work harder, the more efficiently it works, and the higher your rate of performance.

Whichever exercise regime you have going to the gym, cycling, swimming weightlifting or playing a sport, your metabolism is getting a regular boost, which burns calories, and helps you lose fat. Whilst all types of exercise do boost your metabolism, some boost it a lot more than others.

More intense exercise boosts your metabolism much higher and it remains raised for longer

– in some cases up to 48 to 72 hours. This can make a substantial difference to your rate of progress.
So what is a higher intensity exercise?
Any activities where you really have to push yourself, and you find yourself sweating or even out of breathe. Where you tend to use a large amount of muscle fibers, combine both strength training and cardiovascular elements and push you to the limit on your workout.
So here are 7 top exercises to boost your metabolism:

Skipping
Skipping is like swimming it covers the entire body workout. If you can do 10 min on the trot, rest 20 sec and then another 10 min and rest for 20 sec. do this 4 times to complete the cardio workout – you just killed off about 750 calories.

Squats
The squats is probably one of the best exercise for building legs. It’s very demanding and you have to really focus on your breathing and technique, apart from being great for your lower body muscles, it’s a great cardio workout too.

Hand to Elbow Plank
The hand to elbow plank is another slightly odd exercise, but it’s an excellent exercise. Start in a plank position, then push up into a press up position, and go back down to the plank again. Do this as quickly as you can. This will burn your core, arms and shoulders, and it will seriously challenge your fitness.

Burpees similar to Squat jumps
Burpees are the king of body-weight exercises. You’ll probably have a love-hate relationship with this exercise. You’ll hate the burning feeling you get in your legs and you will see stars after every set, but you’ll enjoy the fitness improvements you get from it and if you really push yourself you will sweat like an ass – which is a good thing.

Squat Press
Squat Press is a slightly less common exercise. You can do it with dumbbells or a barbell. Hold the weight at your shoulders, and squat down with it, then press the weight overhead as you stand up. That’s one rep. Squat press really is a whole body exercise.

Kettlebell Swing
This exercise works your hamstrings, core, lower back, and your glutes – which is one of the biggest muscles in your body. Kettlebell swings will get your breathing and heart rate through the roof.

Sprints
The best thing about metabolism boosting exercises is that you don’t really need any gym equipment. Sprinting is a natural movement that everyone can do, but it’s super effective. Just 10 to 15 seconds of an all out sprint will leave you puffing.
Another variation to the sprint is running on the spot. If you can manage 15 sec at full speed, you will be gasping for air.

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