If you are trying to lose weight then there is no doubt that the best way to do so is with diet and exercise. There are lots of options for both diet and exercise, but the diet is a bit more clear cut (eating healthy isn’t that hard to understand) but for exercise.. There are so many programs and work outs all promising great results. But which exercise are the most effective for burning calories? The answer to this question may surprise you.
Many believe that jogging or other cardio work is the best for burning calories. While many other people feel that weight training produces best results. The truth however is that the best results are produced by performing exercise that are hard for you to do. Obviously which exercise are hard to do depends on each individual. But let me explain why this is so.
Doing an exercise will burn a certain amount of calories, the amount is not set in stone and varies (sometimes greatly) from person to person. The harder an exercise to do the more energy is needed to perform it, the more calories will be burned. However, as you do that exercise over and over, your body adapts and it becomes easier to do it, thus less calories will be burned. This is actually the reason why jogging can produce great results in the beginning but for most people will produce no visible results after a while.
The best way to avoid this is by constantly switching exercise. Doing this will keep your body from adapting and will guarantee that you always burn a lot of calories. So think of an exercise you find hard to do, it might be push ups, it might be squats, or perhaps it’s running at higher speeds or for longer time. Then do those exercise until they become easy, then switch to something else that you find difficult.