Getting in great shape can be done anywhere and with anything. Just a little creativity and a little know how, and you can create a workout that will rev up your metabolism to burn the fat and get you lean.
I recently got an email from April in Columbus, Ohio…
Hey Shin, I’m a mother of 3 and just getting back into working out again. For now, I’m working out at home and the only piece of equipment I have is a medicine ball. Is it possible for me to do a full-body workout using just the this ball? Is it enough to get my heart rate up, burn fat and get me back in shape?
Believe it or not, you can do a lot with just a medicine ball! Watch the video below for a quick and effective medicine ball workout that you can do to get your heart rate up. You’ll use your entire body and activate your core for a stronger and leaner midsection.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a medicine ball - you can substitute it with a dumbbell (or almost anything you can imagine).
These are just some of the exercises you can do using a medicine ball, and there are many more exercises. But no matter what equipment you’re using, the most important factors to keep in mind are to include full body movements and to perform each exercise with intense effort.
Using your entire body is much more functional and recruits more muscles, which means you burn more calories. And when you perform these exercises with intense effort, your body produces fat burning and lean muscle building hormones, so you can lose weight and get toned all over.
So the next time you’re exercising, keep those factors in mind so you get the most out of each workout.