Tired of your leisurely walks that do nothing other than clear your mind? Well you may need to bump up the pace, add some incline and amp your walking workout so you burn more calories. To burn more calories you need to switch things up and try something new. So get your fitness motivation turned on and be ready for a major calorie burning walking workout. And to get started follow these hacks that will have you wearing your skinny jeans in no time!
1. Add the Incline
Simply adding incline on your treadmill or your outdoors walk can help you to burn more calories. This incline will also target your glutes and hamstrings even more, so bring on the burn. You will most certainly feel accomplished the next day, as your muscles will be sore!!
2. Pick up the Pace
Increase the speed by picking up the pace. If you are indoors set the dial higher on the treadmill and pump your arms. For outdoors just push and make sure you are walking quick enough that your breathing is slightly labored. If it feels easy, it is probably not enough of a workout, so jumpstart your weight loss and move quicker!
3. Alternate Run/ Walk
Not really a runner but kind of want to be? Well, ease into running with a run/walk workout. Walk for 3 minutes, run for one minute. Make a goal to keep this up for one hour of duration. And make sure the running portions are vigorous. Life is what you make of it, right? So make your goals a reality by moving that body strong!
4. Add Some Resistance
Bring along a set of 3-5 pound weights and every half mile stop and perform arm exercises. This will help you to increase your heart rate and build lean muscle. Both of this will lead to burning more calories, helping you to achieve your goal!
5. Create a Walk Bootcamp
As a boot camp boss for over a decade I have trained countless runners and walkers. And you can do this on your own. Let me tell you how you can rock this! Speed walk for two minutes then get down and perform 20 pushups, next walk two minutes and perform 100 jumping jacks, then walk 3 minutes and stop to perform 10 front lunges, then 10 reverse. Follow this for 4 sets to fit and health perfection! And you will burn more calories both during and after your workout!
6. Walk with a Quicker Friend
Sometimes the best motivation to pick up your pace is calling on a friend for support and a little competition. If you exercise with someone quicker than you, naturally you will pick up the pace so you can keep up. So call up your quick besties and just move!
7. Heat of the Day
Exercising in the heat of the day may leave you sweaty but soon you will be with a smile because as you burn mega calories you will feel so accomplished. You will then look at food in a different way. If it took that much work to burn those calories, you would not want to sabotage this on eating unhealthily.
So burn mega calories with these simple hacks that are sure to move you and help you melt away fat. Burn baby burn to achieve fitness and health success!