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The Best Gym Equipment for Fast Tracking Weight Loss

There’s no shortage of machines to choose from when working out, whether you’re at home or in the gym. However, if you’re looking to effectively lose weight, an aerobic workout is probably the best option for you. These types of workouts elevate your heart rate, and are the best way to burn calories. Below is a list of five well known pieces of gym equipment that could help you to lose those extra kilos.

Kettlebells are an excellent choice for those who are looking for more cost effective gym equipment that can be used at home. There are a number of different exercises that are well suited to this equipment, including ‘The Swing’. This exercise requires you to swing the kettlebell continuously, starting with it in-between your legs, and lifting it up over your head. This exercise is said to burn almost 20 calories per minute when executed correctly, and can help tone areas such as the quads, hamstrings and glutes.

3. Elliptical Machine

Elliptical machines are a good choice for those who may experience joint pain when using other machines such as the treadmill. As the movement of these machines is smoother, you put less stress on the joints, whilst still burning the same amount of calories as you would on a treadmill. In addition to calories burnt, the use of these machines will promote muscular endurance, and strength in areas such as the glutes, legs, shoulders and arms.

Rowing machines can utilize nearly 80% of your body’s muscle mass, meaning this full-body workout is another excellent choice for weight loss. Due to the range of motion used for rowing, your body tends to burn a considerable amount of calories in a short space of time. When executed correctly, this challenging range of motion can burn up to 1000 calories per hour, putting this up there with the best machines for weight loss.

5. Stairmaster

The stairmaster mimics the movement of an escalator and provides you with a challenging workout that is proven to burn through a large number of calories in a short space of time. Per hour, you can expect to burn approximately 400-500 calories, which is due to your body working against gravity to climb the fast moving stairs. Once you have mastered this machine, you can increase the number of calories burnt by incorporating the use of ankle weights, kettle bells and handheld weights during your climb. You can also adapt your stride in order to help tone your calves, glutes, hamstrings and quads.

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