Which are the best exercises to boost your metabolism? Scientifically speaking, metabolism is that rate at which your body breaks down the food you eat. This includes all the things your body does in order to turn all the foods into energy and keep you alive. Some have a slower metabolism than others, and some have a faster one. There are ways to boost the way your metabolism works. Eating the right foods is a great way, and exercising another. This guest blog is written by fitness expert and fellow blogger Marshall Evans. The GOODista is thrilled to have his input, and the exercises really work to boost your metabolism. Do give us feedback, and feel free to share, comment and like in social media.
Why Is It Important To Increase Metabolism? Guest Blog by M. Evans
Simply put, the faster the metabolism, the more calories burned at rest. And if you speed up your metabolism, you will find it a lot easier to control lose fat or weight. That’s the reason why increasing metabolism is very important for people. As you grow older the rate of metabolism slow down, and hence thinking of ways to increase the burn rate matters even more when you’re of a certain age.
In fact, there are a lot of things that affect your metabolism including things you’re not able to control such as your sex, age, and genes. However, there are also things you can do to increase metabolism rate as follows:
- Eat clean healthy foods
- Avoid stress or practice mindfulness techniques to deal with it
- Determine how much to eat at every meal
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Which Exercises Boost Your Metabolism?
To be honest, exercise is one of the most important aspects you need to care about when it comes to increasing metabolism. That’s why in this article, I’ll not go into detail about what you need to eat or do in your daily life to boost metabolism. Instead, I’ll show you the best exercises that you can do to give your metabolism a boost.
Let’s get this straight, all the exercises below are compound movements which target a lot of muscle fibers. And for those who don’t know, the more muscle fibers worked, the higher your metabolism rate.
1. The Deadlift
The deadlift is considered the king of all exercises. This is because it helps target a lot of muscle groups at the same time. You may think that the deadlift is only for powerlifters or bodybuilders but it’s wrong. In fact, it’s very effective compound movement for general fitness. If you’re seniors or new to the gym, just start off with light weights first because it’s not easy to perform at all.
- Step 1: Make sure the barbell is centered over your foot which should be about shoulder-width apart. Bend at your hips and grip the barbell with your hands just a little bit wider than shoulder-width.
- Step 2: Retract your shoulder blades and keep your back straight or naturally arched and head neutral.
- Step 3: Take a deep breath and lower your hips until the bar touches your shin bone.
- Step 4: Start driving through the heels to lift the weight straight up.
- Step 5: Once the barbell passes your knees, try to pull it back and at the same time, drive the hips forward into the bar.
- Step 6: Hold the bar for 2-3 seconds at the top of the movement, then slowly bend your hips and lower the bar until it almost touches the floor. Make sure it doesn’t touch your knees on the way down.
Video of the basic deadlift: https://youtu.be/-4qRntuXBSc
2. The Squat
Yep, this is another compound movement that you should add to your workout routine. This not only helps you work your lower body but also strengthens your core muscles. Therefore, it’s very effective to boost your metabolism.
Overall, there are a lot of squat variations to choose from. So if you don’t want to lift weights, then jump squat can be one of the best options for you.
Here is how to do it:
- Step 1: Stand up tall with your arms by your side, head up, back straight and keep your feet about shoulder-width
- Step 2: Inhale and slowly squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
- Step 3: Drive through the balls of your feet and thank of your legs as springs to jump up high just like you’re trying to reach for the sky.
- Step 4: Once you touch the ground, drop straight back into the squat position and get ready for the next jump.
If you have knee problems or you’re not flexible enough for this exercise, then just do a bodyweight squat.
Video for the basic squat: https://youtu.be/MVMNk0HiTMg
3. The Basic Push Ups
This is one of the most basic exercises for upper body that I believe everyone knows about. This movement helps you target your chest, arms and core muscles so it’s very effective to build strength and boost your metabolism.
- Step 1: Lie on the floor with your body supported by your palms and the balls of your feel. Position your hands just outside shoulder width apart.
- Step 2: Keep your body straight, arms almost fully extended, head neutral, shoulder blades retracted and core tight.
- Step 3: Slowly bend your elbows and lower your whole body until your chest gently touches the floor.
- Step 4: Pause at the bottom of the movement and press straight up using your chest and triceps.
In case you do not have the strength to perform this exercise, then you can do the barbell bench press and start off with light weights
Video for basic push-up: https://youtu.be/5eSM88TFzAs
Although simple in its appearance, this exercise is a great way to strengthen your core muscles. You don’t have to go anywhere or use any equipment for this one, instead, all you need your exercise matt.
Here is how to do it
- Step 1: Get on the floor, use your toes and forearms to support your whole body.
- Step 2: Bend your arms and keep them below your shoulders.
- Step 3: Make sure your body creates a straight line the entire time and hold that position for as long as you can.
In case you want something more challenging and difficult, you can raise one leg or arm.
I’m Marshall Evans and am a founder of AestheticGuys.com. I love fitness so I spent years searching for training and nutrition tips to get in shape. I really want to share my experiences and all my tips with anyone who cares about health and fitness, that’s why I started AestheticGuys.com in 2017. Through the blog, I have a chance to write about everything I want to share with you guys to make you love fitness more and help you get an aesthetic body.
You Can Boost Your Metabolism
The best exercises to boost your metabolism are the ones you see above, and if you get this routine into your workout schedule you will feel and see the result. The GOODista is all about how to get and maintain a healthy lifestyle — every day and working (far) away. Therefore, articles like this guest blog by Marshall Evans enables you and me to make a difference to ourselves. Thanks Marshall!
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