4 Calorie-Burning Combos

Hands down, one of the BEST ways to boost your metabolism and lose fat in the shortest time is with compound exercises. The reason why I love them? Simple. They saves time, and have enormous pay-offs!

“Combination” or “functional” routines use the “integrate, don’t isolate” principle. Instead of training one muscle at a time, integrative movements encourage your muscles work together. 

When you’re in a pinch for time and still want to get a good workout in, turn to total-body compound moves. This style of exercising prioritizes the most important functional movement patterns (such as squats, lunges, deadlifts, and presses), and also increases your heart rate and caloric expenditure. It’s a great way to challenge yourself and get an effective workout when you’re tight on time. 

Incorporating compound moves is a holistic style of training that ultimately protects you against the aches, pains, and risk of injury that accompany age.

And, because compound motions draw upon how we move naturally in everyday life, they gives the body what it needs to respond more quickly to signals from the brain, optimize coordination and balance, and gain maximum agility.

Today’s 4-move total body workout recruits multiple muscle groups and trains them to work as a team. The benefits? Improved metabolism and balance as well as a reduced risk of injury. Plus, it’s a terrific timesaver.