My favorite Metabolic Boosting Exercises!
Not seeing results? Cardio is great for the heart and circulatory system, but for faster caloric burn try adding a few compound exercises to your exercise routine to boost your metabolism. For example, like one of my favorite exercises Im demonstrating in the photo; Kettlebell Side Lunges. (For easy to learn programs on Kettlebell workouts, click here!)
My favorite types of workouts are shorter in duration, combine multiple muscle groups and are higher intensity. I know this type of workout program isn’t for everyone, and that’s ok! All of these types of exercises and high intensity workouts can be modified for all fitness levels!
Im a huge fan of multi-jointed exercises, and honestly you guys, these are the best exercises to lean out, increase your metabolism, maintain weight,, build overall body strength, and burn calories while at rest! So you must lift, and at least 3-4 days a week of consistent resistance training.
Here are a few of my favorite Metabolic Exercises:
Deadlift + Bent Over Row - Holding a barbell with palms facing down, bend your knees slightly and bring your torso forward, by hinging at the hips, while keeping the back straight until it is almost parallel to the floor.
Renegade Row + Push Up - I prefer to use dumbbells for this exercise, but some people use kettlebells.
1. Start by placing a set of dumbbells (resistance will depend on fitness level and strength) on the floor and about shoulder-width apart.
2. Now place each hand on top of the dumbbells, with your palms facing in, so the weights are parallel to each other.
3. Position your body in the high plank position, your body should be straight and look like a stiff wooden board.
4. The wider the feet, the easier the exercise, the closer the feet are, the harder the exercise will be to perform. But, if you are new to this exercise, keep the feet farther than the shoulder width so that you don’t rotate your upper body while lifting the dumbbells.
Stationary Lunge + Overhead Press-
Begin with your feet together and hold a dumbbell in each hand just resting at your shoulders, palms facing in. Step your right foot forward about 3 to 4 feet and lower your body until both knees are bent about 90 degrees. While holding the lunge position, Press the weights directly over your shoulders without leaning or arching your back.
These are just a few great metabolic exercises to start implementing in your next workout! If you’re new to these exercises and need some coaching, sign up for either a virtual session with me or if you live locally, let’s workout together in person!
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