Simple Beginner Workout for Fat Loss
Welcome to your simple, beginner workout for fat loss. This workout is perfect for those who are just starting out and learning the basics of exercising to lose fat. Exercising is a great way to not only lose fat, but also increase your overall health and wellbeing.
This workout is designed to be simple, effective, and easy to do. All of the exercises featured in this workout are designed to use your own bodyweight and require no equipment, making it perfect for anyone to start. We’ll be going through the exercises and providing tips along the way so that you get the best out of your workout. So, let’s get started!
Exercise 1: High Knees
High Knees is a great beginner exercise for both cardio and strength. To begin the exercise, stand up with your feet roughly hip-width apart. Begin to lift your knees upwards, alternating legs, as if you were running in place. Bring your knees up as high as you can and then lower them back down. Make sure you keep your back straight and your core engaged. Aim for 15 seconds of continuous movement.
Exercise 2: Squats
Squats are a great exercise for strength, stability, and balance. To begin the exercise, stand up with your feet roughly hip-width apart. Move your hips back and bend your knees, lowering yourself down into a squatting position. Make sure to keep your back straight and your chest lifted throughout the exercise. Aim to complete 10 reps of the exercise.
Exercise 3: Push Ups
Push ups are a great exercise to strengthen your upper body. To begin the exercise, get into a push up position with your arms shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Lower yourself down until your chest is almost touching the floor, then push back up. Aim to complete 10 reps of the exercise, keeping your core engaged throughout.
Exercise 4: Plank
The plank is a great exercise to strengthen your core. To begin the exercise, get into a plank position with your arms shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Make sure to keep your head and neck aligned with your spine, as well as your core engaged throughout the exercise. Aim to hold the plank for 30 seconds before releasing.
Exercise 5: Jumping Jacks
Jumping Jacks are a great exercise for cardio. To begin the exercise, stand up with your feet and arms at your sides. Jump up while spreading your legs and arms out and then land back with your feet and arms at your sides. Keep your back flat throughout the exercise and aim to complete 30 seconds of continuous movement.
Cool Down and Stretch
This workout ends with a cool down and stretch. This will ensure that your muscles repair themselves properly post-workout. Spend 5 minutes completing simple stretches like toe-touches, side-bends, and arm circles. This will help your body to transition into a resting state following the workout.
Q. How often should I do this workout?
A. We recommend doing this workout at least three times per week. It can be split up into smaller workouts each day or you can do it in one go. Make sure to listen to your body and rest when needed.
Q. What if I cannot do the exercises?
A. This workout is designed for beginners and can be adjusted depending on your fitness level. If you are struggling with any of the exercises, you can reduce the reps or the amount of time spent on the exercise.
Q. What if I have health conditions?
A. If you have any pre-existing health conditions, please speak to a doctor before engaging in any activity. You may need to adjust or substitute exercises depending on your specific needs.