The Top 5 Ways to Raise Your Metabolism with Dr. Braxton A. Cosby, The Fat Doc!0
Hello everyone and welcome to another night with the FatDoc! Tonight, I’m sharing my top 5 Metabolism Raising Exercises with Y.O.U. Stick around and thanks for stopping by. #eatlessmovemore #fatfree4life
So I know I’ve preached tirelessly on that little ‘thing’ inside of you that desires to make you a calorie devouring machine. And you may have heard me mention once or twice about ways to maximize your fat burning potential.
I quite sure you’ve read about me preaching the importance of spiking ‘it’ to help meet your fitness goals. But really, I just realized I’ve never really focused my energy on giving you the exact exercise routine to crank your METABOLISM to insane levels. So guess what? #eatlessmovemore
The time for that is now. Today, I’m giving you my top 5 exercises that you can incorporate into your already established plan to ensure gains in metabolism efficiency so that it doesn’t just rise, it stays high!
Your metabolism is basically the sum of everything your body does. When you eat, enzymes in your body’s cells are called to break down the food so that its bi-products can be turned it into energy.
This energy is used to keep your heart beating, your mind churning, and your legs driving during a grueling workout. Slow metabolism equals no gains. Your body stays sluggish and only utilizes what it needs to stay at baseline. That means baseline results, and no loss of fat, not building of muscle.
But a fast metabolism translates to more calories burned. This equates to one overall outcome: the more you burn, the easier it is to drop pounds.#fatfree4life
“But what exercise exactly Braxton?” you ask.
Ask no more: Here you go:
1. Burpees – created in the 1930s by American physiologist Royal H. Burpee, Burpees consists of a series of the exercises performed in rapid succession, the test was meant to be a quick measure of agility, coordination and strength. These bad boys can be performed in sets of 3 with 6-8 reps. The key here is that Burpees activate multiple muscle groups at the same time, allowing you to reach maximal burn levels.
2. Push-Ups – Push-ups exercise the pectoral muscles, triceps, and anterior deltoids, with ancillary benefits to the rest of the deltoids, serratus anterior, coracobrachialis and the midsection as a whole. Most anyone can perform a push-up (even if modified a bit) and gradually over time, you can increase the number you are able to do, receiving instance gratification for your efforts. #fatfree4life #FatDoc
3. Swimming – in just one stroke of let’s say, the American Crawl, you can activate multiple muscle groups at a time. Don’t believe me? Here is a list of muscle that are activated during one bout of swimming.
Here are a few muscle groups you activate during swimming:
Shoulder muscles, including the deltoids, help to have your hand properly enter and exit the water.
Triceps and biceps aid in stroke speed and propulsion through the water.
Forearm muscle strength is required to pull under the water.
4. Fartleks – not as disgusting as they sound. Actually, fartleks means “speed play.” The word is native to Sweden, and is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. Simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running.
So, what’s great about fartlek training is that you can do it on the open road or on a treadmill. The key is to pace yourself! This on and off mode of training helps to condition your body to work harder over finite periods of time. Metabolism rising!
Finally, one of my true favorites because they hurt like heck, but give instantaneous results.
5. Squats – a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks. It also helps to strengthen bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons.
A vital exercise for increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks, it also activates trunk, costal, and shoulders/arm muscles as well. The more muscle you activate, the larger the gains in metabolic rate. #fatfreeforlife
Ok, I’ve given my favorites, so implement them as you see fit. Supplementing some and not all, throughout the weeks, as you see fit will allow a great change up in your exercise routine and allow your body to make adjustments on the fly. This will spike your metabolism and help it to stay here. Before long, you’ll be shedding pounds and feeling great. Trust me.
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