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Burn More Calories And Fat With Balance Exercises

Posted Dec 15 2010 6:22pm
You can burn more calories and fat with exercises that require large amounts of dynamic balance. Why? Because these balance-type exercises are tougher to do than sitting or stand-still exercises.

Improve your dynamic balance and you will be more athletic and leaner. Here are some examples:

Incorporate many one-legged exercises such as power step ups, single leg squats, single leg good mornings , single leg medicine ball exercises, etc.

Include exercises with your eyes closed to improve limb position sense (proprioception).

Train your body in all 3 planes of motion to improve multi-planar balance. An example would be a grouping of walking lunges, side lunges and transverse lunges .

Train on different surfaces such as grass, sand, astro-play and soft surfaces. Doing this will burn more calories because of difficulty.

Do combinations of one-arm and one-leg exercises such as single leg squat-to-single arm shoulder press. Single-limbed exercises are more intense than two-limbed exercises.

Jump rope every day using different variations---two feet, one foot, shuffle, etc. Jumping rope is one of the best body coordination exercises out there and burns tons of calories. And, speed jump rope is even better.

Better muscular balance will give you better dynamic balance. For example, your quadriceps should not be significantly stronger than your hamstrings. This helps prevent injuries.

Quickness and agility drills will improve your dynamic balance. These full speed drills will burn tons of calories and sculpt your body.

Balance training also improves your core strength .

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