Bodyweight training is my personal favourite way to work out. Your muscles really feel it, and get fatigued super quickly because the reps are high, and you’re basically using the entire weight of your body! Not only is it super convenient, as you can literally do it anywhere, but you can modify any move to your preference and activity level. Bodyweight training involves moves like push-ups, squats, lunges, planks, etc.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
If you’ve never tried HIIT, you’re truly missing out. While the workout isn’t for everyone, it does burn the maximum amount of fat in a short period of time, as well as 24-36 hours after the workout. HIIT is probably one of the hardest workouts, as you’re going as hard as you can anywhere from 20 to 90 seconds, followed by a period of low-intensity or a short break. A HIIT workout could like like 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off, and it can include cardio and toning moves depending on the workout.
Strength training is super important to grow your muscles and shed fat. While some love bodyweight training, it is still important to add weights to some workouts as it prevents the decline in muscle mass. Muscle mass is essentially what helps your metabolism stay at a healthy rate, so if you want to burn a ton of fat while growing your muscles, a mix between HIIT, bodyweight and strength training would be optimal.
Yoga is perfect for those wanted to ease into a workout, who are beginners, or need something to quiet their mind. I try to do yoga at least once a week, as I know it’s so good for my entire body and mind. There are a ton of different kinds of yoga, from Bikram, to power yoga, to hatha, etc. It will also help a lot with flexibility and mobility, as yoga helps you stretch your muscles and even grow you muscles by holding certain poses while balancing.