5 Top Exercises For Weight Loss


We are always asked, “What exercises should I be doing to lose weight?”

So I thought I would write a short post and tell you 5 of the top exercises for weight loss 🙂

People often have areas of the body they want to target, usually the stomach, arms and many other areas.

Over the years we have had it drummed into us, that if you want a flat stomach you must do thousands of sit ups. This is just not the truth. This is an ineffective way of trying to reach your goal.

So how do we get the most bang for our buck when training to lose weight?

We want exercises that burn the most calories, and help increase our metabolism in the long term. So what are they….

5 Top Exercises For Weight Loss

1. Squat

George Squat

2. Deadlift

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3. Press Ups or Bench Press

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(These exercises work the same muscles groups, you don’t need to do both)

4. Pull Up

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If you can’t do pull ups, no need to worry. Lots of gyms now have pull up machines – that support your weight, or a ‘Lat Pulldown’ machine which works the same muscle groups.

5. Kettlebell Swings

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These exercises will have you working hard and burning calories.

And before you ask….yes they should be challenging. Again there is a thought that to lose weight we do lots of repetitions with no or little weight. Again this is not the case.

We need to challenge the body. So aim for 10-15 reps; if you are just starting out. If you hit 15 and you could still do several more, its not hard enough. So make it harder 🙂

If you are not sure on how to do these exercises, then make sure you ask a fitness professional to teach you. We have included pictures of George, one of our personal trainers rocking the show and showing you how to do the exercises.

These exercises really will transform your workout, and your body. So get going!

Aim for 3 sets of each exercise, with 1 minute rest in between each set.

Have a great day!


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Chris Wright

Chris Wright is the owner of Pursuit Fitness Training. He loves helping people achieve goals and inspiring them to be better. Chris has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and completed several other challenges. Chris is definitely a dog person, but doesn't actually have one.

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