Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Fat Burning Exercises for Women at Home

Many women will say that they simply don't have time to work out. But, since everyone spends at least a few hours at home each day, you can incorporate even small spurts of exercise into some part of your daily routine that will make you feel and look better. These exercises are perfect for women who would like to burn fat but don't have hours to devote to a workout. Does this Spark an idea?

Jumping Rope

Jumping rope may be one of the most affordable and most beneficial workouts. All you need is a jump rope and some cross-trainers. According to Parade Magazine, this cross-training exercise is especially good for women because it burns lots of calories and helps strengthen the bones in a woman's lower body. It also tones the legs, back, glutes, shoulders, abs, chest and arms. Jumping rope can be a good low-impact alternative to running or jogging, which is especially attractive for those who hate running or who have injured themselves.

Parade recommends jumping only high enough to clear the rope, which is about 1 inch off the ground, and landing lightly on the balls of your feet. Keep your torso upright, look straight ahead and keep your elbows as close to your side as you can, making small circles with your wrists as the rope goes around and around. Work your way up to 10-minute jump-roping sessions.

Using a Step

A step is a 12-inch tall block that is used in exercise routines. Place your hands on the step, shoulder-width apart and get into a push-up position. Your body should make a straight line from shoulders to ankles; keep your back and butt flat. Bring your right foot up to the step and keep your left leg and thigh straight and parallel to the floor. Jump, switch legs and land. Hop to switch legs for one minute.

Fencing Lunges

According to Women's Health Magazine, this exercise mirrors fencing poses. Stand up straight holding a pair of 5- to 10-pound weights, one in each hand. Make a strong lunge forward with your left foot, extending your left arm straight out as if you were thrusting a sword. Keep your right hand on your hip. Come back to the center and repeat, this time to the left, with your foot turned and pointed outward. Keep your right hand on your hip. These two positions are one repetition. Repeat this eight to 10 times then switch to the other side.