Five Exercise Moves To Flip The Fat-Burning Switch On
"I don't have time....."
"I don't have a gym membership....."
"I don't have any equipment at home....."
I'm going to remove all your excuses right now. No more ifs, ands, or buts. Between my delicious thermogenic recipes and these five exercise moves that can be done in your home with no equipment needed, you just cannot make anymore excuses.
Did you know that you are supposed to empty the glycogen (stored carbohydrates) in your muscles every week? That's why exercise is so important when it comes to losing weight. But not all exercise is created equal, and the exercises below are the best when it comes to lowering glycogen levels, so you boost your metabolism. When glycogen storage is depleted, fat burning increases. It’s just that simple.
One of the best ways to kick-start the fat burning process is to go low carb for two consecutive days every week. This taps into your glycogen storage for fuel, which signals your body to burn off the stored fat (LynFit's Metabolic Boosting Lose 1 Pound Per Day Kit is specifically geared for this rapid fat loss).
If you're struggling to lose weight, do this: limit your total carbs for at least two consecutive days every week. Carbs need to be under 100 grams total per day. For women over 40 with sluggish metabolisms, you may need to lower your carbs to 60 or less. You'll know by your weight loss.
This requires you to know how many carbs are in the foods you eat, and you'll need some discipline to restrict your intake. Your discipline will be rewarded with a visible difference in body fat within the first week.
After two days, slowly resume your usual intake, or better yet, live lean every day. *Women over 40 with sluggish metabolisms may need to do this 4–5 days per week for weight loss due to the slowing of your metabolism as you age.
Here are five exercises that flip the fat burning switch on and train your body to burn more fat. The best part, they also supercharge your metabolism, and they don't require any fitness equipment. In fact, you don't even have to leave your house. Perform these moves in a "drill style” for one solid minute without stopping for best results.
- Step-Ups: Standing up straight, step up onto the chair. Pause and gently return to your starting position (the floor). Be sure to keep your back straight and your abs pulled in. That's one repetition. Aim to do ten on each leg. You can alternate sides or do all of your repetitions on the same leg.
- Tricep Dips: Place your hands at the edge of your chair. Lower your body to the floor. Use your arms to raise yourself back up. Be sure to keep your body close to the seat of the chair and squeeze your arms at the top of the move.
- Push-Ups: Lay down face first on the floor and hands next to your chest. Push yourself up until your body is parallel with the floor. Keep your body straight and your core tight.
- Plank Crunch: Lie face first on the floor, body straight. Come up on your elbows and toes, using your abs to lift. Hold as long as you can, aiming for one minute.
- Side Core Raise: Lying on your side on your elbow, lift your body off the floor using your core. Too hard, use an arm or leg to help at first.
These moves can transform your body in less than 10 minutes and create that leaner look. And, don't wreck your results by drinking the wrong protein shake or juicing. Keep your carbs low to keep losing weight.
More information about these movements and other exercise moves can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
Exercising With Injuries
It's never a good idea to not exercise. There are no excuses. And it doesn't matter how much snow you've shoveled this winter - you've got to work out lifting weights. You have to keep your body moving. Sitting has become the new smoking. It's time to get up off the couch and move. No matter what is ailing you, exercise is the remedy. If you have aches and pains or ongoing injuries you can still get in the exercise you need. You just have to do things a little differently.
One of the beauties of doing metabolic workouts is that you can do them even if you have injuries or aches and pains. Metabolic workouts will help prevent further injury. You don't need to go to the gym to do them so you can kiss the "I can't get out because of the weather" excuse good bye. Metabolic workouts build lean muscles which are calorie burning factories.
Metabolic workouts should be performed 3 days per week, with one day in between for rest and muscle recovery. You can also add cardiovascular activity every day for maximum fat loss.
Here are 3 specific workouts that have been modified for people who may be suffering from injuries or aches and pains:
MODIFIED DEEP CHAIR SQUATS TO DUMBBELL FRONT RAISE (1:45 mark of the video above)
Sit on sofa or chair
Place feet shoulder width apart
Hold dumbbell in front
Use your heels to push off and up into a standing position
Raise dumbbells to nose level
Aim for 15-20 repetitions x2 sets
SEATED ARM CURL (2:45 mark of the video above)
While seated, hold dumbbell
Pin elbows to your side
Do seated dumbbell curls
Turn arms out for correct posture
Aim for 15-20 repetitions x2 sets
SEATED TRICEP SLAM BACKS (3:25 mark of the video above)
Sit in chair with stomach in
Hold dumbbells in hands
Push dumbbells backwards
Keep posture in check
Elbows pinned, tight core
Aim for 20 repetitions x2 sets
We all love to see results from any effort. Doing these metabolic workouts, with the weights, allow you to see results right away. If you don't, try going up just a bit on the weight level. This is especially important for women.
For complete information regarding Metabolic Workouts you can refer to my book, "The Metabolism Solution". I can promise you that you will never regret working out with LynFit Metabolic Workouts.
Blast Fat Faster: It's Easier Than You Think
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If your weight loss has plateaued and no matter what you do you just can’t seem to lose weight your workout might be to blame. If you’re trying to lose weight and boost your metabolism you need to work out in a specific way in order to accomplish this quickly. You need a metabolic workout.
Why should you care about boosting your metabolism? Boosting your metabolism makes losing weight faster and easier while a sluggish metabolism can stop your weight loss dead in its tracks no matter how hard you try. Keep in mind that your diet is responsible for 90% of your weight loss and your workout makes up the last 10%. Specifically if you're over 40, female (this counts for males too), and are more than 10 pounds overweight and have struggled with high blood sugar levels, which cause you to store excess belly fat.
There are tons of different workouts out there but not all of them are geared for weight loss and reshaping. Most are geared to build muscle and can actually slow your metabolism while halting your weight loss efforts due to the stress they cause on your body. This may cause your cortisol and insulin levels to rise, creating the prefect storm for weight gain and storing belly fat. In other words - a disaster.
Metabolic workouts can turbo charge your metabolism allowing you to see results in as little as a week and begin losing 1 pound per day.
Why are metabolic workouts different? Not only do they reshape your body they also make losing weight easier. Think of it as the way gas can ignite a small fire into a raging inferno. All without hurting your body so you can stay on track for the rest of your life.
Who should do metabolic workouts? Anyone who wants to lose weight and quickly reshape their body without adding lots of bulk.
Here are 3 moves to be done in 1 complete metabolic workout 3 times weekly (the total time to complete this workout is less than 30 minutes). There is no gym required so you not only save time, but money as well. Blast your fat away with these 3 simple steps.
Deep Squats to Dumbbell Front Raise (2:00 mark in the video above): Stand with your feet shoulder width apart holding the dumbbell in front of your body. Squat down deep and stand back up using your heels to push off while raising the dumbbell at the same time to nose level. This move works the entire body while firming the legs, abs and shoulders.
Do 2 sets of 12-15 reps. Lift as heavily as you can, making sure to use good form.
Tricep Slam Backs (2:35 mark in the video above): Stand with feet shoulder width apart while holding the dumbbells. Step back while pushing the dumbbells backwards as if you're trying to hit a wall. Keep your posture in check and hold your core tight. This move tightens and tones the stomach muscles, the back of the arms and reshapes the legs.
Do 2 sets of 12-15 reps on each side. Lift as heavily as you can, making sure to use good form.
Side Lunge with Arm Curl (3:15 mark in the video above): Lunge to the side with dumbbells in hand. Lower yourself until your leg is parallel to the floor, making sure your knee doesn't go over your toe, while pinning your elbow to your inside knee. Perform dumbbell curls while in the low lunge position. This move works your inner thigh, core and arms while improving balance.
Do 2 sets of 12-15 using as heavy a weight as you can safely handle while maintaining good form.
Metabolic workoutsshould be performed 3 days a week allowing one day in between for rest and muscle recovery. This is the re-shaping and metabolic boosting part of your workout. Don’t forget to add cardiovascular activity every day for maximum fat loss, especially if you have been over 20 pounds overweight. Being overweight puts your body in a special category and requires a special type of workout and time required.
For more information about Metabolic Boosting Workouts please refer to my book, "The Metabolism Solution".
Wouldn't You LOVE To Lose Weight Faster And Melt Belly Fat?
So, you've got the holiday weight gain still hanging around and now we've got Valentine's Day with all its chocolate coming up. Maybe you feel stuck. You feel like you're doing everything you can and you're just kind of stuck on that plateau. Wouldn't you LOVE to switch your fat cells from being stuck in "store" mode to "burn" mode? Your first step may not necessarily be making huge, drastic changes. It's the little things you start doing, one by one, and just doing them that will begin to make the difference you're looking for.
Fat cells do have a purpose. They release different hormones that play a role in everything from managing energy, controlling your weight, regulating mood to appetite. Believe it or not, fat cells are not your enemy. The trick is to get them to start acting like a thin person's fat cells in the "burn" mode rather than the "store" mode.
Here are 3 simple steps anyone can do to get their fat cells to go from "store" to "burn":
EAT THERMOGENICALLY: We all want fast, easy weight loss and it's guaranteed to happen if you eat thermogenically. I could dive into great details about thermogenic eating, and do in my book The Metabolism Solution, but let's start with one of those "little" things that I talked about above - Drink a whey protein shake every day. My LynFit Completed Protein Advanced Non GMO Whey has the lowest fat and carbs you'll find in any high quality shake. It not only boosts your metabolism, it also re-calibrates your appetite. So while you're learning how to eat thermogenically you're losing weight at the same time. Sort of like getting paid for on the job training.
EXERCISE METABOLICALLY: Put the brakes on weight gain and put the pedal to the metal on weight loss. There are weight loss workouts and then there are metabolic workouts. Metabolic workouts specifically boost your metabolism where others can actually cause weight gain. 3 days a week 30 minutes each is all you need and these can be done in the privacy of your own home. All of my LynFit metabolic workouts can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
MELT FAT WITH FUDGE: Yes, you read that correctly - Melt Fat with Fudge. But not just any fudge. It's all about swapping out the foods you can't live without with a better option. All you need is my protein powder, honey and just a bit of oatmeal. Mixed together, formed into balls and frozen, you've got the perfect substitute for when you're craving chocolate. Just thaw and pop in your mouth and you're out of that junk food funk. This recipe and other dessert favorites can be found in The Metabolism Solution.
So rather than trying to take giant leaps at one time, take it one step at a time and learn to do the little things that will help you lose weight faster and burn belly fat. Make sure and watch the video above with NBC CT for even more details on getting your fat cells into burn mode.
- Lisa Lynn
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Shop 'Til You Drop The Pounds
'Tis the season, and if you're like me and I'm guessing you are, that means countless things to do; which includes lots and lots of shopping intervals. All that shopping means that sometimes the exercise goes by the wayside. Not to worry - we're going to "fun out" your workouts so you'll want to do them, not "have" to do them so you can shop 'til you drop those pounds.
What if I told you that shopping can help you lose just as much weight as going to a boring gym? Yep, it's true. Remember, food is 90% of your weight loss success so as long as you're busy and eating clean you'll still lose weight. In fact, shopping may help distract you from eating as long as you don't make deals with yourself as to why you should and could eat more, and stay away from the food court at the mall. If you do that you'll overpay with poor choices and anything you get at the mall isn't going to be good for your weight loss.
There are a few simple tricks that anyone can do that will help them get in shape fast and lose 1 pound per day. Better yet, these simple tricks don't require you to join a gym. Your body is always burning calories, even at rest. Even sleeping burns calories. So what if I told you that you can drop 1 pound per day while doing your favorite thing - shopping? Here is the "Shop 'Til You Drop The Pounds" plan you've been waiting for your whole life, and it's the only one of its kind.
*NOTE: Please refer to the video above for examples of the moves described below
ACTION STEP #1: Reshape, Tighten and Tone Your Upper Body (1:07 in the video above)
Push yourself out the door doing door jamb pushups. Door jamb pushups help to strengthen your upper body and keep your arms tight and toned for the holiday sleeveless dresses. Door jamb pushups also help correct a slumped-over posture. Perform (1) giant set of as many reps as you can, using good form.
ACTION STEP #2: Core Walk in the Mall Holding Your Bags in the ½-way Position (1:55 in the video above)
Core walking builds endurance and strengthens your cardiovascular system. If you hold your shopping bags at the ½-way mark you'll also be tightening and toning your arms. Core walking/Mall walking at a brisk pace of 3.5mph can burn as many calories as a light jog. Wear sneakers shopping, park far away and walk around the mall before it opens for 30-45 minutes and you'll burn calories while beating the crowds.
Fit Tip: Wear a pedometer to log steps taken. Aim for 10 thousand steps every day and if needed, get on the treadmill to guarantee it.
ACTION STEP #3: Standing Rear and Side Kicks to Tighten Your Butt and Strengthen Your Core While Boosting Your Calorie Burn (3:25 in the video above)
Standing rear and side kicks tighten your butt and build core strength while helping to develop balance. These moves are great for people with bad knees or hips and can also be done standing at the stove. Boost calorie burn when you're standing in line. Long lines equal more time so do a few extra. Aim to do a set of 25 at each store.
ACTION STEP #4: The Pay at the Register Toe Raise (4:15 in the video above)
These moves tighten and tone legs and if you keep your core tight you'll get great ab benefits as well which protects your back. Toe raises are a great stretch too. Aim to do a set of 25 at each store.
ACTION STEP #5: Eat Thermogenically to Force Fat Loss (4:40 in the video above)
Losing weight is 90% diet and only 10% of your weight loss results come from exercise. Eating on the run doesn't have to be a diet disaster, although if you don't plan ahead it almost always is. If you're serious about losing weight, or at least not gaining weight, you need a solid "go low" plan before you step foot outside of your house. Have a thermogenic Protein Shake before you leave and set your phone alarm for 3 hours so you don't skip meals. Bring a "lean and low" protein bar with you in your purse and a bottle of water so you're not tempted to go near the food court where the smells of the food can take you over.
What's "low and lean"? Low carb, low fat, but high in clean protein. Most protein bars are nothing more than expensive cookies and most aren't even that healthy. Look for at least 15 grams of protein and carbs should be less than 20 grams, while containing little to no sugar. Check the label on your protein bar before leaving or grab a LynFit Lean Bar if you're serious about losing weight.
LynFit Butt Bonus: Lunge your way to a tighter tush. Do walking lunges on your way out the door of when no one is looking. Better yet, lunge down the long mall hallways before it opens.
Have a Merry Fitness and a Healthy New Year!
Fit Minute Exercise Drills
No time to work out? No problem, you only need a minute. If you need more ideas for squeezing fitness into your busy day the Fit Minute is for you.
No more excuses – anyone can find a minute and the best part is there's no gym or fancy equipment needed. All you need is the desire to get fit and a pair of dumbbells. You can improvise using water bottles or books if you’re traveling and don’t have dumbbells. These moves are great if you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer at work or home because it contains corrective exercises that help strengthen the muscles that reverse poor posture.
Our hectic lives wreak havoc on your posture, which by the way can make you look fitter even when you’re not. This is a secret that celebrities know and pay a lot more attention to when working out because they need to look their best.
This Fit Minute exercise routine will take you through five exercises that work major muscle groups. They have been carefully planned so you get the maximum benefits in the least amount of time.
I challenge you to do this for two weeks. You'll feel and see the results - guaranteed. By trading bulk of exercises for intensity of exercise we're going to get you fit - in a minute. Are you ready? Let's go.....
The Workout (Includes all the moves below):
Workout Length (Including all the moves listed below): 1 minute (you can always take longer if needed)
Equipement Needed: Your own body weight and/or a pair of dumbbells, water bottles, or even books
Type of Workout: Full body workout, strength training
Muscles Worked: Chest, back, shoulders, abs/core, oblique's, triceps with posture benefits
Fitness Level: Anyone who wants to get fit, beginners (everyone should work at their own level)
The Moves (please watch the video above for each move's specifics and to see an example of them being done):
- Chair Dips: Tightens triceps like no other!
- Push-Ups: Chair, floor or wall push ups; works your entire upper body
- Plank Crunch: Core strengthener; makes abs flat
- Dumbbell Row: Posture corrector
- Dumbbell Rear Fly: Posture corrector
Did these just whet your appetite for even more Fit Minute ideas? Check out my Metabolic Workout Downloads HERE. You'll absolutely love the Fat Blaster Workout! Make sure you check out all the Metabolic Workouts in my book, "The Metabolism Solution". You'll find step-by-step instructions for each.
Want to create your own Fit Minute? Simply pick your favorite moves and combine them. I suggest choosing moves that work the muscles on your body that need the most work and are "jiggling". Hint; triceps - chair dips tighten them in no time.
Now that you know how easy it is - Can You Spare A Minute?
EXERCISE SLUMP BUSTERS THAT WILL GET YOU FIT FAST!
Every one of us has been in an “EXERCISE RUT” before. There are a few tricks that can break you out of that exercise rut. If you have been working out for a while you know what I am talking about. The good new is that you will see results immediately because the workout techniques that I am going to show you will “SHOCK” your body into change. Remember to give yourself a pat on the back for sticking to your workouts because even so-so exercise will keep you on the fit side versus getting more out of shape everyday which is the NORM in this country. Remember, that which gets appreciated gets repeated! This is the law of the universe. When we beat ourselves up we tend to get even more depressed and we will do even less exercise. As a fitness coach I always get people to spend their time and energy making plans to get ahead instead of spending their time looking backward at what they didn’t do right!
This trick that I am going to give you is one of the tricks of the trade that we use to get people (usually celebrities) in shape very quick! If you are a beginner, start out a little easier BUT, if you are in any kind of shape…………………GO FOR IT!!!!!!!
Five rules to remember:
- Always use as heavy a weight as you can lift safely. Don’t go easy on yourself, you can always drop down to a lighter weight
- Choose one exercise per body part.
- Do not rest in between sets EVER!!!!!!-Your heart should be pounding or you are not working hard enough!
- Set a timer. This workout should not take you more than 30 minutes if you are trying to burn fat. If you want more size you can simply go slower and eat more calories!
The WORKOUT: These are just a few of the exercises to give you the basic idea.
- Deep squats
- Stiff leg dead lifts
- Shoulder presses
The difference between this workout and the same old same old is that you will be doing 100 repetitions of each exercise using the heaviest weights that you can safely lift. YES, that was 100 reps. Remember if you keep doing what you have always done you will get what you have always gotten!!
Fat burning- If you are trying to burn fat or lose weight, you need to be doing cardio everyday for 60 minutes and you should be drinking a protein shake for breakfast along with a fat burning supplement like The Cutting Edge Formula.
The Martha Stewart Show: Toning Exercises with Lisa Lynn
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