So you’ve finally managed to come up with enough courage and money to join a gym. You walk in, see all the crazy looking equipment, get freaked out, and leave. You come home, discouraged and disappointed, and go straight to your computer. You go to Google and type in something like “fat burning exercises at the gym”, and see a really cool looking website that appears to solve all of your problems.
This is that website. I will solve all of your problems. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and maybe take some notes. In this post I’m going to give you my top 4 fat burning exercises to do at the gym.
Most, if not all gyms have like 10 treadmills lined up for your exercising displeasure. Use them. I don’t care if you run, walk, or hop, use the damn treadmill. Running at a reasonable pace will have you losing between 400 and 600 calories an hour, so push yourself to go that extra bit faster and you will be thankful for it.
Not only are stationary bikes a lot of fun, they’re also great for burning fat. Just sit down, set your speed, set a time limit, and start cycling. You can also join a spin class for that added accountability; you’ll be less likely to stop and more likely to go faster and longer than you ever have before.
I don’t often use the stair climber, but it’s not only a killer workout for your quads and calves if you’re a beginner, it’s also pretty effective at burning fat. Not all gyms have these, and there are many different brands with different features, but most of them are very similar in the core functionality. That is, using them feels like walking/running up stairs. While there are a few warnings you should take heed of, stair climbing is a great exercise that you can do at the gym.
A compound exercise is an exercise that targets more than one muscle group, making it ideal for muscle gain and also, weight loss. There are way too many different exercises to list them all here, so I’m not going to. Some of the exercises require free weights (dumbbells, barbells etc), but others can be performed on specific machines found in the gym. Here’s an article listing a few compound exercises.
You’ve got to remember that to lose weight you need to do more than just exercise. You need to sort out your diet, by eating healthier and eating less. You need to become highly motivated, by finding out what it is that motivates you and channeling it. You need to learn to track calories and other metrics, and finally, you need to exercise regularly. It’s clear to see that there’s a lot of effort that goes into weight loss, which is why I always recommend Fat Loss Factor to people trying to lose weight. It sets out meal plans, exercise regimens, all that good stuff. You can find it here.