The 3 best exercises for weight loss

Let’s start by saying:

Your intention when exercising should never be to lose weight!


The ability to exercise is a celebration for what your body can do, it’s not a punishment for eating too much. If your intention is to lose weight, you should be addressing your diet first and foremost.

However, most people aren’t interested in that answer so…

In this 20 min video I’ll explain the 3 most effective exercises for weight loss.

Or if you’d prefer a brief overview, keep reading…

1: Running

Running will burn more calories per hour that any other exercise, and if it’s weight you want to lose, you need to burn more calories than you have coming in.


High Intensity Interval Training – this involves getting your heart rate up to 80 – 95% of your maximum (which is approx. 220 – your age) for short intervals and then recovering at about 50 – 60% .

Not only will this burn a large amount of calories in a short period of time, HIIT training also has the highest after burn effect or “EPOC” effect.

EPOC = Excess Post Exercise Energy Consumption. Basically this means your body will continue to burn calories after your workout as it goes about recovery.


Although resistance training itself doesn’t burn a lot of calories, it does build lean muscle tissue – and lean muscle tissue does burn a lot of calories! The more lean muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolism and the more energy your body requires.

3 Important Considerations:

  • Injuries – you may not be physically capable of doing this type of training.
  • Interest – you may not be interested in this type of training.
  • Intensity – you may not have the ability to push yourself to the extent required for this type of training.

If that’s the case, remember that ANY form of exercise will burn calories AND if weight loss is our goal, we should be focusing our diet 😉

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