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5 New Fat Burning Exercises

Are you bored with your workout routine? Have you reached a plateau in your weight loss or fitness levels? In today’s episode, Get-Fit Guy introduces 5 brand new exercises that will burn fat fast, challenge your metabolism, and keep your workouts exciting.

By
Ben Greenfield,
December 24, 2013
Episode #166

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New Fat Burning Exercise #3: Sox Squat

The Sox Squat is excellent for forcing your body to attain proper posture, open up shoulder and chest muscles that get notoriously tight when you’re sitting at a computer, and also work nearly every muscle in your body.

Start in a standing position with your shoulder blades squeezed back and your arms overhead and bent at a 90o angle. Then drop down into a seated, squatting position. Next stand and slowly straighten your arms as you stand. The most important thing to do during a Sox Squat is to keep your shoulder blades squeezed back and your butt back behind you. Try 10 Sox Squats, and to make them even more difficult, stand facing the wall with your toes up against the wall as you do the exercise, which will force you to keep your weight behind you.

New Fat Burning Exercise #4: Skater Squat

Unlike the Sox Squat, the Skater Squat introduces balance, coordination, and agility into the mix. You can see an image of the starting and ending position here.

Start by standing upright and shifting your weight onto your left foot. Then bend your right knee 900 so your right foot is behind you and off the floor. Keeping your left knee tracking over your standing foot, bend your left knee, hip and ankle while slowly lowering your right knee - and your entire body weight - toward the floor. When done correctly, you’ll look just like a speed skater in the final position. When you’ve lowered yourself as far as you can, reverse the movement and return to the starting position.

For starters, try 5 repetitions for the left leg and 5 repetitions for the right leg. You can also check out my article Get Better Legs With 13 Squat Variations for even more awesome squat exercises!

New Fat Burning Exercise #5: Hip Hinge

I actually do my hip hinges while I’m taking a cold shower to maximize the fat-burning effect.

Simply cross both hands across your chest, then hinge forward at the hips while looking forward and keeping your back straight. You’ll reach a point at which your hamstrings feel very tight and you can’t hinge forward anymore without bending your back. Once you reach that point, “squeeze” your butt cheeks and use your butt to pull you back into your starting standing position. This exercise is also known as the folded dollar bill or the shadow deadlift exercise. Here's a great video that contains a ton of similar exercises that are fantastic for your lower back and your glute muscles.

If you have questions about these 5 new fat burning exercises, or your own exercises to add to the list, post your comments below or at Facebook.com/GetFitGuy.

And if you're looking for a great gift this holiday season, check out my book Get-Fit Guy's Guide to Achieving Your Ideal Body. It will show you how to get the best possible body for your unique shape - without spending hours at the gym or buying expensive exercise equipment.

Dumbbell push-up, squat, and hip hinge images courtesy of Shutterstock.

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