Losing weight is about hard work and discipline. It is about perseverance. Though exercises may be excruciating and sometimes very hard to do, research shows that exercising is one of the best ways to burn fat and help one eventually lose weight. Aside from that, exercising is very natural thus health can never be harmed, unless of course done over the natural limit.
There are so many exercises and routines that one can do in order to lose weight. Many claim that swimming is a very good exercise because the whole body is used. Other sports and ball games are also considered good exercise for it burns fat faster than other routines. However, these sports are not always applicable for all people. Nowadays, people get busy everyday and indulging themselves in sports for 3 hours is something they can never consider.
Losing weight must not be that sacrificial. There are exercise routines that one can use that are as effective as the outdoor games.
In boot camps, recruits perform challenges and routines that are very good losing weight exercises. Boot camp exercises does not just involve losing weight but also other fitness development routines like agility, leg power, endurance development, etc.
Here are some of Boot Camp Exercises that you can do to help you lose weight:
Squat and Thrust
This is one of the easiest of the boot camp exercises. You start by standing straight with feet closed. Drop your body down and squat placing your hands adjacent to your feet for support. Slide your feet backwards as in a push up position. Go back to a squatting position and then stand. Repeat the routine for about 6 times but not too much. Cool down by means of marching in place and after recovery repeat the same routine for another 6 reps.
Ready yourself in a pushup position. You can do this on toes or on knees. Do 4 pushups continuously. Perform this with your back straight and your abs in. Lower your body halfway and stay for 4 seconds on the fifth pushup. Push back and continue doing the same routine.
Side Lunge with Windmill Arms
Position yourself in a free space. Extend your arms on the side parallel to the ground. Open your legs to a 50 – 60 degrees angle. Do the routine by bending your knee on the left and bringing the right arm down touching your toes. Do it on the other right side and continue the routine alternately. Aim for a faster bending. This can be done for about 32 reps on both sides.
Put your feet together while standing. Jump to one side with knees bent and land in a squat position. Jump as far as you can reach. Jump back to the other side. Repeat jumping from one side to the other 16 times.
Close feet together and put hands and arms straight in front of your pelvic. Do jogging in place and let your knees touch your hands. Do not lower your hands during the routine. Do this routine for about 30 seconds.
Before doing the following routine, you must first ready your muscles and do warm-up for 5 to 10 min. Do some stretching, walking and shaking before doing the actual exercise.
Perform the exercises correctly and as many as you can. Never stop moving. During the exercise take a little cool down to catch your breath and to drink water. Do this by walking around or jogging a little.
After the workout, do not ever forget to cool down and relax your muscles. Make some records about your exercises and monitor your development.