Dumbbell dead lifts
courtesy WeWork Katelyn Perry You’re getting back on track by eating right—make sure you include these healthy, nutritionist-recommended foods. But you could use a workout that maximizes calorie burn, right? Kaili Stevens from Rise by We has created this calorie-torching, full-body workout routine exclusively for Reader’s Digest. “All of these moves require multiple muscle groups to work together, which will help you burn a lot of calories and body fat since they require a ton of energy—even after a few reps, your heart rate will spike,” says Stevens. “These moves are more effective for weight loss than single isometric movements that only target one muscle zone.” For each of the exercises, do three sets of eight repetitions each, with a short rest between each set.
Dumbbell dead lifts: Use kettlebells or dumbbells you consider a challenge to lift; start with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hinge forward at the hips, and pick up the weights with a soft grip. Keeping a horizontal back and knees soft, stand tall without locking your knees. When you lift, actively tighten your glutes, and emphasize lifting your chest.
Dumbbell goblet squats
courtesy WeWork Katelyn Perry Choose a lighter weight for your abilities and hold it with both hands near your chest; feet slightly wider than shoulder-width. Keep your back straight as you sit into a squat position. Aim to squat low—if you can, have your hamstrings touch your calves. Then push with the heels, engage your abs, and keep your spine straight into standing position.