Bodyweight training is one of my favorite training concepts because it’s simple, versatile, very functional and can be done anywhere & anytime!
When it comes to using bodyweight training for fat loss or for metabolic conditioning to increase work capacity. In my mind, there are no better bodyweight training exercises than Sprints and Burpees w/ a Star jump!
Both Sprints and Burpees w/ a Star jump share two common qualities, which make them fantastic for accelerating metabolism and building a body that won’t quit! Those two qualities are:
1. They’re both high intensity!
2. They both use every muscle in your body!
Put simply, the more muscle worked and the harder they’re worked, the more calories you burn both during and post workout!
In fact, that’s the entire concept behind my Strength Training For Fat Loss & Conditioning DVD, which is the most comprehensive resource on the market today for metabolic workout protocols - Displaying over 100 creative bodyweight, barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell, Cable/Band exercises in a multitude of metabolic combinations, complexes and circuits all guaranteed to drastically reduce body fat and increase work capacity!
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How to do the Burpee to Star Jump exercise!
I doubt you need an explanation of how to perform sprints. But, if you do, here it is: Run as fast as you can either in a straight line for 20-100yds or back and forth between two cones (shuttles) for a total of 150-300yds.
We all know that sprints are an incredible metabolic workout. Now, what if you’d like to get sprint like effects from your workout, but don’t have the space to run sprints or the weather conditions prevent you from going outside?
No, problem! Just do a few sets of about 10-15 reps of a Burpee to Star Jump. Check out the video below of myself and Pro Figure/Physique athlete Rachel Baker showing you how it’s done!
There you have it – My 2 BEST Bodyweight Exercises for Fat Loss & Metabolic Conditioning: Sprints and Burpees to a Star Jump.
If you can get outdoors, hit those sprints! If you’re indoors, the Burpees to Start Jump are a great option! Either way, you’ve got no excuse not to get after it, burn some extra calories, get that body moving functionally and those lungs pumping heavily, whenever and wherever you are!