5 Exercises You Should Always Do For Strength & Fat Burn

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We all have different fitness goals that require varying training regimens. These five exercises should be included in everyone’s routine at every level. Whether you’re in it for weight loss, improved athleticism, fat burning, strength and power, or overall health be sure not to leave these timeless exercise gems out of your weekly routine.

1. Deadlift

The deadlift is a powerful exercise and when done correctly it covers all fitness bases. It works well for strength, cardio, fat burn and toning. This kind of heavy lifting works your whole body but it’s geared especially for your hamstrings, glutes, and back. It’s also great for beginners, as it is one of the safest heavy lifting exercises that yields impressive results.

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2. Squat

Want strong, shapely legs? Don’t forget to squat and squat DEEP! Squats are growing in popularity and with good reason. Like deadlifts, squats involve almost every muscle in the body but specifically work your quadriceps and glutes. This is also another move that aids in fat burn and muscle growth. Heavy squats also help build core strength and deep squats help with flexibility in your hip flexors, which can benefit you in other athletic (or non-athletic, ahem!) endeavors. Try different variations of the squat to target different areas of the leg and get even faster results!