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The Best Full Body Strength Training Exercise, Burpees

Burpees is a great full body workout for calorie burning exercises. It is usually an essential exercise for HIIT workout sessions. So if you are up to burn your excess fat, then it is a must to add burpees in to your routine. As it is a full body workout, it works on many of your muscles including arms, chest, abs, glutes, quads and hamstrings also.  

Burpees Benefits

Burpees is a workout with many benefits as it works on many of your body muscles. It builds your muscle strength in your legs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, shoulders and chest. But most importantly, it will help you to burn calories. For an average person, 10 – 15 calories will burn if you perform burpees for about 60 seconds.

Burpees variations

In this exercise also there are few variations to target different muscles. But in this case, all of them are suitable for fat burning because they all are high insensitive workouts. Some of the variations of burpees exercise are as follows.

  • Push up burpees This is the most usual variation of the burpees exercise. The steps to perform this variation will be discussed below.
  • Side burpees – This variation is also very similar to the usual burpees variation. The only difference in this is you have to jump to the side instead of the back. All other steps are same as in the usual variation.
  • Superman burpees – In this burpees variation, instead of the push up part, all other steps are similar. You have to perform superman posture instead. If you do not know about superman exercise, just click below to know everything about it.
    Superman Exercise
  • Star jump burpees – In this variation also the only difference is you have to perform star jump instead of the usual push up.
  • Tuck jump burpees – instead of push up you should do a tuck jump. Click down below if you don’t know how to perform star jump and tuck jump.
    Star & Tuck Jump
  • Bench burpees – In this variation you have to jump on to a fixed bench or a stair instead of the push up.

How to do Burpees?

The basic movement used in usual burpees  can be performed as the given steps down below.

  • Begin in a standing position
  • Move into a squat position with your hands on the ground
  • Kick your feet back into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended
  • Return your feet into squat position immediately
  • Stand up from the squat position 
  • Perform burpees for 3 sets of 12, 15 or 20 repetitions

You can follow the picture shown below the topic to have more convenience. So, get ready to change your body.

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Lateral Raises for Strong and Broad Shoulders

In this article we are discussing about dumbbell lateral raises. Dumbbell raises mainly affect on your shoulders. Strong shoulders will give you many benefits including joint functioning, shoulder mobility and less possibility of injuries. Even though dumbbell raises target your shoulders it can be separate further. Dumbbell front raises will primarily target your front of the shoulder muscles which is the anterior deltoid but it will also work on your side shoulder muscles, serratus anterior, upper and lower trapezius, clavicular part of the pectoralis major and also your biceps. Dumbbell lateral raises will focus more on the lateral deltoids which is the middle of the deltoid muscle group and it will also work on the other secondary muscles same as in the front raises.

If we looked into the benefits and importance of lateral raises on our body, there are few. Main benefit of performing this exercise for men is, it will give you strong and broad shoulders. Also for women, this exercise will help you to have a nice shoulder and back instead of flabby fat. Another important point for both men and women is, lateral raises will help you to improve your shoulder mobility.

How to perform

Now let’s move on to the question how to perform dumbbell lateral raises correctly without any injuries or side affects. So here are the basic steps to perform the exercise.

  • Stand on your feet shoulder width apart, with a dumbbell on each hand
  • Keep your back and core straight
  • Now slowly lift the dumbbells out to the sides until your hands are almost parallel to the floor (your elbows should have a slight bent)
  • Hold for 1 or 2 seconds
  • Lower your arms slowly
  • Repeat the steps

Do 3 sets of such 10 – 20 repetitions. Make sure to get a light weight if you are a beginner. Select a weight which you can do the total number of repetitions in a 1 set without having intervals in the set. 

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The Most Powerful Lower Body Workout, The Squats

Squats is an exercise with many benefits including lower body strengthening and calorie burning. We can say that squats benefits females more than even males. Specially, squats exercise for buttocks lifting is a definite go for ladies. But when discussing about squats, there are many types of squats to target different muscles or to focus more on few specialized muscles. Some of the most popular variations are, barbell squat, goblin squat, jump squats and sumo squats. Some squat variations can be perform even at home without any equipment. You only have to go to a gym if you are performing squats with weights.

If we categorize the best workouts for lower body strengthening exercises, Squats will win the first place. Because it is a such a great workout to work your leg muscles including your abs. When you perform squats it will active your quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs and also calves. Squats is also a great exercise with many benefits. It helps to build your quads, calves and hamstrings while improving the muscle mass. Also squats will help you to activate your glute and back muscles.

For ladies, squats is a indispensable workout which cannot be replaced by any other exercise, to activate glute muscles to get a round big buttocks. In here we are going to present you the steps to perform the traditional weighted squat with weight plates or dumbbells. You can also follow the same steps without weights if you want to do squats at home. Replace weight plate or dumbbells with a barbell after you get the correct position

  • Stand on your feet with a little wider than the shoulder width apart
  • Hold the weight (weight plate or dumbbell) with both of your hands symmetrically
  • Let the weight hang downwards freely
  • Bend your knees in a posture like seating on a chair, until your thighs are almost parallel to the floor
  • Your Shoulders must stay back and core should be straight with no bends
  • Press your feet and straighten your legs to reach a standing position
  • Hold this position for few seconds
  • Reach back to the initial position
  • Do 3 sets of 10, 12 or 15 repetitions

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The Most Effective Full Body Workout, Barbell Dead-lifts

Barbell dead lifts is a powerful workout to active almost all muscles in our body. It works many muscles including quadriceps, inner thighs, glute muscles, lats, hamstrings, abdominal and oblique muscles.

Since in this exercise we are dealing with lot of weights than just a pair of dumbbells, I recommend for the beginners to definitely take assists by an instructor or a knowledgeable person before performing this exercise.

Since the number of active muscles are higher, we get many benefits out of barbell dead lifts. Unlike other exercises, dead-lifts will also involves in fat burning process too.

Here are the basic steps to perform barbell dead-lifts correctly.

  • Stand with your feet slightly less than the shoulder width apart, feet under the middle of the barbell
  • Slightly bend your knees and grab the barbell with a space wider than your shoulder width (Thumbs should face to each other and in a manner that other fingers are pointed towards you)
  • Stand slowly while straightening your legs and back (squeeze your glutes while standing)
  • Hold for few seconds
  • Go back to the initial step (just touch the ground by the barbell and stand again)
  • Do for 3 sets of 8, 10, 12 or 15 repetitions

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The Most Effective Workout for Back Strengthening, The Superman

Superman workout is another great workout to perform as it specially targets your lower back. Not only that, it works on your glute muscles and helps to build up your core.

Our back does a major role in maintaining our body postures and also it helps to show how fit you are. Not having a strong and nice back is a very common problem in women. Because even though you are not fat, but it forms like you have tires when you wear your bra. It really reduces your personality and obviously it is not nice at all. So here I’m presenting another great workout to strengthen your back.

Follow the below steps to know how to perform the superman exercise.

  • Lay a mat on the floor
  • Lie on the mat facing down
  • Stretch both of your hands pointing towards your head and your legs towards your bottom (stretch your hands and legs to the opposite directions)
  • Now lift your hands and legs at the same time and try to lift high as much as you can from the ground
  • Hold this position for about 5 -10 Seconds
  • Slowly lower to the initial position
  • Do 3 sets with such 15 repetitions

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Best Exercise for a Strong Back, Glute Bridges

Glute bridge is a great workout for back as well as for glutes. Also this is a very beneficial workout for the people who cannot do hard workouts with weights such as squats due to back or knee pain. Also this is a great workout for ladies to get round and big buttocks. Another plus point of glute bridges is it can create the right body posture which were weaken and shorten by seating all day.

Also there are more than one method of variations in glute bridges. Few of them can be listed as follows.

  • Single leg Bridge – In single leg bridge you are only keeping 1 feet on the floor. Other leg is carrying in air and therefore whole your body weight is given for the leg on the ground. so, have to do same number of repetitions for both of the legs.
  • Banded Glute Bridge – In banded glute bridge you have to use a band to give more thrust instead of the traditional glute bridge.
  • Weighted Bridge – In weighted glute bridge is more effective as the weight that you are lifting is higher than lifting your own body. You can carry a barbell with weights or a weight plate as you can carry.
  • Elevated Bridge – In elevated bridge, the only difference with the traditional glute bridge is you are not keeping your feets on the ground. Instead you are keeping your feets on a bench or a box.
  • Single leg Elevated Bridge – In this, you are keeping only 1 leg on the bench or the box. Other leg is straighten and you are carrying it while moving.

Here are the basic steps of performing Glute bridges or Bridges exercise.

  • Lay a mat on the ground and lie on it
  • Place your feet elevated or not, as per the variation of the glute bridge you hope to perform
  • Keep your arms beside your hip
  • Press the feet and lift your buttocks until your back turns to a flat inclined plane (while lifting make sure to squeeze your butt muscles)
  • Hold for few seconds
  • Come to the initial position by lowering your buttocks
  • Rest for few seconds then repeat again
  • Do 3 sets of 15 repetitions if you are a beginner. Or else try for 1 set of 50 repetitions
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Best Full Body Strengthening Exercise, Planks

If you are looking for a exercise which works for the total body at once, then definitely it will be the planks. Planks will work your core muscles, glutes and thigh muscles as well as abdominal muscles. Also, planks is a great workout to strengthen your abs, core and shoulders.

If you are a beginner for fitness, then you will feel very difficult to do planks. But with practice and once you increase your fitness you can increase your plank holding time.

Fitness Crackers us recommend you to start from 20 S and increase it by 10 S. Try to do 30 S in the first week and then gradually try to increase the holding time up to 1 minute from the second week onwards.

Here are the basic steps to perform the great full body workout, planks.

  • Lay a mat on the floor
  • Lie on it while facing the mat
  • Keep your elbows right below your shoulders as shown in the picture
  • Then push from you toes and hold the body with only toes and elbows
  • Make sure to keep your chin, neck, abs and thigh muscles tight
  • Hold for 30 -60 Seconds
  • Rest for 1 minute and do such 3 sets
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Best Workout for Six Pack Abs, The Crunches

If your goal is a six pack body, then crunches is a definite workout which you should add to your schedule. Crunches specially targets your abdominal muscles specifically and improves the strength of the ab muscles. Also workouts like planks, push ups and glute bridges works on your abs but crunches are directly focusing on the ab muscles. Not only that, crunches will also have other benefits too. Some of them can be listed as strengthening abdominal muscles and strengthening core muscles.

So here are the steps to perform crunches accurately without causing any harm to the spine and other muscles.

  • Lay a mat on the floor and lie on it
  • Bend your knees and keep your feets on the floor with hip width apart
  • Place your hands behind your head and cross the fingers
  • Now pull your ab muscles to up with an inclination of 30 – 40 degrees or until you feel your abs are working
  • Hold that position for few seconds
  • Slowly return to the starting position

If you are a beginner then it will be hard for you at the beginning. So try to do 20 – 30 repetitions on the first day and increase gradually when you feel nothing after covering the relevant number of steps.

If you have done exercises before, try to do 150 repetitions for a 1 set.

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The Best Abs Workouts for Six Packs

Are you looking for the best abs workout to tone your abs and get your dreamy six pack body? Well, we are really sad to say, but you cannot have six packs by just doing only ab workouts nor for 10 minutes nor for 30 minutes. Even if you workout for 2 hours a day, still you cannot have six packs. The question is why?

The reason is our ab muscles are not visible because of the fat layer on it covering our four or six or eight ab muscles depending on our genes. If you really want six packs in the usual way, the first thing that you should do is to reduce your body fat percentage into 10% or less. Otherwise you never be able to emboss the ab muscles without losing the fat layer. 

So the first thing you need to do if you want to get six packs is, to do workouts to lose body fat. The best way to lose body fat is to do HIIT exercises or high intensity interval training, while following a proper meal plan. Since we have shared the best HIIT workouts and meal plans to lose body fat, we will share the best exercises to emboss your ab muscles while following fat losing exercises and meal plan to tone your abs. Remember doing only these will not be sufficient if your body fat is not less than 10%. So target to do more fat losing exercises. It will only take 15 minutes from your day. Follow the link below to find the best HIIT workouts and here now we will share the best ab exercises to tone your ab muscles and get your dreamy six pack body.

HIIT WORKOUTS

Abs Exercises

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The Best HIIT Exercises for Weight Loss

  1. Burpees

The burpees is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. The basic movement in burpees  can be performed in four steps as below.

  • Begin in a standing position
  • Move into a squat position with your hands on the ground
  • Kick your feet back into a plank position, while keeping your arms extended
  • Return your feet into squat position immediately
  • Stand up from the squat position 

Repeat this exercise for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds time. This is counted as a 1 set. Repeat this for such 3 sets. 

  1. Plank Jacks

Plank jacks help to strengthen the core muscles including the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and obliques. They also activate the muscles in the hips and back. Here are the steps to perform the exercise.

  • Stay in the plank position and keep your legs together 
  • Push your legs on to the ground and keep the legs away from each other
  • Push back your legs on the floor and get the legs again together

Repeat this exercise for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds time. This is counted as a 1 set. Repeat this for such 3 sets

  1. Push ups

Pushups help to strengthen the upper body and they work the triceps, pectoral muscles, shoulders, lower back and core. Here are the simple steps to perform this exercise.

  • Stay down on fours
  • Place your hands on the floor slightly wider than your shoulders
  • Straighten your arms and legs
  • Lower your upper body until your chest is near to the floor
  • Pause and push back to the starting position
  • Repeat
  1. Mountain Climbers

Mountain climbers is a great exercise for building cardio endurance, core strength, and agility. Several different muscle groups work at the same time in  mountain climbers. It is like getting a full body workout with one exercise. Here are the basic steps to perform mountain climbers. 

  • Stay on the flour on four, hands and knees
  • straighten your hands and keep steadily
  • Get your left knee near to the left elbow and straighten your right leg backwards
  • Switch the legs in one smooth motion as now the right knee touches the right elbow and left leg stays backward
  • Repeat this leg switching

Repeat this exercise for 40 seconds and rest for 20 seconds time. This is counted as a 1 set. Repeat this for such 3 sets.

  1. Star jumps

Star jumps are a great form of cardiovascular exercise which benefits your aerobic capacity and strengthens your heart. Here are the basic steps to perform star jumps.

  • Stay off down in a crouched position (knees slightly bent, arms a side the legs)
  • Jump high as much as you can while widening both of your legs and hands
  • Come back to the crouched position when touching the ground
  1. Tuck jumps

Tuck jump is a great upper and lower body workout which works your legs, glutes, core and quads. Here are the steps to perform the great strengthening tuck jump. 

  • Stand on feet a little less than the shoulder width
  • Put your both arms backwards and get the strength to jump by bending your knees
  • Jump as high as you can pointing the knee towards your chest
  • Land softly as possible
  1. Jump squats

Jump squats are more effective for your glutes and legs. Women can use this to tone butt and legs. But it also works on your lower abs and legs. It is like a more power induced squat version. Jump squat is a great exercise which improves strength, fitness and balance. Here are the steps to perform jump squats. 

  • Stand with your feet a little wider than the shoulder width
  • Bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the flour while keeping your core straight
  • Keep your hand beside your legs or on your head
  • Now jump high as much as you can
  • Land softley 
  • Repeat the process
  1. Walking Lunges

Walking lunges is a great lower body workout with many benefits. It improves your balance, tone glutes, strengthens core and boosts hip flexibility. So here are the basic steps to perform the exercise walking lunges.

  • Stand on your feet with hip width apart, hands beside your legs with or without a weight 
  • Take a long step with your right leg to the front while your left knee almost touch the floor
  • Then repeat the same while switching the legs, so that you are not on the same position
  • Repeat 
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