3 Simple But Effective Winter Workouts To Burn Fat Quickly
Nobody likes to work out during December, and not to mention January, but if you want to get lean and trim your body over the winter, you might want to start working out right about now.
Here we have 3 simple winter season exercises that will help you burn fat like crazy (without giving up all the delicious holiday food we like so much).
1. Box Squat Jump
Box Squat Jump is one of the best exercises for burning fat especially if you’re overweight as it is not so hard on your joints.
HOW TO DO IT: Place a dumbbell across your shoulders; face your elbows straight ahead with the fingers on top of the dumbbell. Sit way back onto the box with the back of your heels placed against it. Make sure to keep a flat and tight lower back position and relax your hip flexors, while keeping everything else as tight as possible. From this position jump as hard and as fast as possible straight up.
2. Battle Rope Wave
This relatively new exercise is great for overweight beginners, and here’s why:
- It is super easy on your lower-body joints.
- You can recover from it instantly.
- You don’t need a warmup.
HOW TO DO IT: Hold the ends of the rope at arm’s length in front of your hips with your hands shoulder-width apart. Brace your core and begin alternately raising and lowering each arm explosively. Try going for up to 20 seconds and then rest for 40.
3. Muscle Snatch
This awesomely effective winter exercise is actually a modified version of the barbell snatch. It decreases the range of motion, which means it eliminates all the potential mobility problems.
HOW TO DO IT: Keep the bar close when it passes your knees, but make sure you feel it contact your thighs the entire way through the second pull. It is crucial to take full advantage of the momentum your hips create, then press the bar out at the top (the bar must go upward at all points).
If you are new to this exercise, it is probably a good idea to practice the move without load on the bar first as this will help you find your rhythm. Once you start loading up the bar, do sets of 10 to 20 reps and watch your unwanted fat burn away!