Amie Richmond - Daily Express Article

Weight loss tips: Doing THIS exercise burns MORE fat than going for a run

WEIGHT LOSS is the buzz-phrase of the moment with the new year upon us, and most of the nation having pigged out over Christmas. Check out the exercises you can do to lose weight fast.

By Felicity Thistlethwaite

PUBLISHED: 12:00, Tue, Dec 27, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:51, Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Weight loss is going to be at the top of most Brits' list as January's 'New Year, New You' season approaches.  And with these five key exercises you won't have to swap your social life for the gym. 

The barbell rollout is said to be the best exercise for burning fat and fast. Express.co.uk explains how to do a barbell rollout and four four other key fat-burning exercises. 

Barbell rollouts

A study at the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education revealed this gym move burns fat stored in the body faster than 'traditional' cardio exercise. 

That doesn't mean you should ditch your 20 minute warm-up jog for a barbell rollout but combining the two will hit your body where it really matters. 

You must take care to do this move properly, however, as this core killer risks the shoulders and lower back if performed without due care.

According to Muscle and Fitness magazine, this is how you should undertakes a barbell roll out: 

  • Place a barbell on the floor and grab it with an overhand grip, your hands shoulder-width apart
  • Your shoulders should be directly over the barbell. This is your starting position
  • Keeping your knees in a fixed position, roll the bar out in front of you until your arms fully extend in front of your body
  • It comes after exercise was revealed not to be the most important factor in slimming down. 
  • Amie Richmond, weight loss expert and nutritionist at www.bodychef.com, said: “When embarking on a fat or weight loss programme the first question you should always ask yourself is ‘do I want to be thin or do I want to be healthy?'