There are plenty of exercises that one can involve in their workout regimes for weight-loss but not all workouts are meant for everyone.
An intense workout with rigorous cardio exercises and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) might not bode well for a person that has a slow and relatively weak metabolism.
But when it comes to fat-burning exercises that are suitable for everyone, nothing beats the classic and the most traditional form of working out - Walking.
Even though walking is one of the most underrated forms of exercise for weight loss compared to other exercises such as swimming and running, it is still one of the best means of exercising that is easily accessible to everyone and is suitable to all irrespective of the person's metabolism.
Outdoor walking seems to outlast the advantages of indoor walking routines but when it comes to sticking to a strict weight-loss regime, consistency becomes the key.
There are various factors, the weather being one of them apart from other restricting variables that highly affect your consistency in following up a daily walk outdoors.
Anyways, for those determined to lose weight no matter what, following up an indoor walking routine fits the best. To help you shed those extra pounds, here are 4 indoor fat-blasting walking routines that everybody can follow.
2-Mile Power Walking Routine:
Being low-cost and accessible to everyone, power walk is one of the best forms of walking that focuses on full-body movement and has the least impact on the joints.
With some intense sessions, you can easily turn your walk into a fat-blasting workout routine. The added arm movements while power walking makes it almost 1.5 times more effective than traditional walking when it comes to the number of calories burnt.
A normal 2 mile or 30minute power walk can burn as much as 200 calories for a person weighing between 130 to 150 pounds.
You can intensify your power walking routine with some variations to burn even more calories and turn this low to moderate exercise into a fat-blasting workout regime. These variations are also helpful in spicing up walking workouts especially if done indoors.
Inducing some high-impact moves and high-intensity intervals can be helpful for people willing to gain some extra fitness benefits from this exercise and to reach their 'everyday calories-burnt' milestones.
Some people often prefer Mall walking for their indoor walks, and it is easy to include power walking routines in that mall walking sessions as well.
A 60-minute Normal Brisk Walk or 30-Minute Intense Brisk Walk with Variations
Brisk walking is another effective walking exercise that is meant for everybody. Brisk, however, is a relative term and depending on your level of fitness or as much as your metabolism allows you may define your speed while walking.
However, an average speed of 3.5 mph and above or 100 steps in a minute can be considered as ideal to be called brisk walking.
Brisk walking is the easiest way to achieve your fitness goals and maintain a healthy body.
All you need is a pair of Nikes and some gadgets (not necessary though) such as a fitness band or a pedometer to monitor your progress. Brisk walking gets even more efficient once you increase your walk durations to longer sessions.
A 10,000 steps normal brisk walking can easily turn into an effective fat-burning workout and help you burn anywhere between 300 to 400 calories in an hour.
You can also incorporate different variations and a combination of upper and lower body movements during your walk for an intense and fat-blasting experience. Movements such as knee lift, side steps, kicks, and push arms, when done at regular intervals during the walk can help burn as much as 600 to 800 calories in an hour!
Considering Weighted Walking Routines To Burn Calories
Adding a few extra pounds of weight while walking can make your walking effective for weight loss. Compared to weighted ankles and belts which can stress up the joints while walking, a weighted vest or a backpack can work wonders.
Weighted vests and backpacks distribute the weight evenly over the shoulders and the spine.
Adding some weights in walking is harmful as long as the weight is sufficient to be handled with the least straining effects. Adding this routine can be beneficial in scaling up the fat burning process when you are bound to have a time-limited workout session.
Just remember not to add any freaking weight that can stress up your body. The main goal is to achieve the appropriate calories-burnt milestone with the least impact on the body.
You can also involve weighted walking in power walks and brisk walking to gain more.
Building Strength and Burning Fat With Treadmill Workouts
For those who think that a treadmill has no other use than being a good cloth hanger, they need to realize that no better equipment can help in burning fat and endurance building when it comes to providing benefits from low-impact indoor workouts.
Besides providing a systematic walking session, a good treadmill for walking can be pretty much useful in following a rigorous, high-intensity workout for losing the extra pounds of weight while building endurance and strength all at the same time.
Adding some inclination to the treadmill during your walk can help work on different muscles and escalate the fat-blasting experience.
This also presents a distinct benefit of relieving your feet from the strain that they may experience outdoors while coming down an inclined surface. You can also consider a portable, under-the-table treadmill to carry on your workouts while working!
A Few Things to Consider
While you can enjoy a full-body workout by following the above routines, there are still a few things to consider while making it a better means of indoor workout.
In case if you are preferring an indoor walking routine, the foremost important thing to consider is the availability of space.
While an 80sq. foot room provides plenty of space to freely carry out the above walking routines, you can also perform the exercises in a space that's as large as 5ft by 5ft.
An easy way to assess your space would be to count 5 simple steps both in front and sideways that you would need for a stress free walking routine.
Clothing, Accessories, and Gadgets
The best would be to wear comfortable workout clothing that suits your body and the indoor atmosphere the best. Gadgets and accessories are useful in monitoring the workout progress which you need to look after to successfully achieve your weight loss goals.
Gadgets such as pedometer and accessories such as a weighted vest can be useful in converting this low to moderate exercise into an effective fat-blasting exercise.
One needs to realize that to see results to be compelling, perseverance is the key and one needs to be consistent in following their workout routines to lose the extra pounds and achieve your fitness goals.
Remember to add some music and entertainment in your workout sessions to avoid any form of boredom! Hope you enjoy your daily walking sessions and successfully achieve your fitness goals.