10 of the Best Workouts for Weight Loss

Taking on the weight-loss journey needs dedication and persistence.

We have to keep watch on everything we do – from our lifestyle to our eating habits. Keeping food aside, the lifestyle itself demands a lot of effort. For instance, we have to set aside time for working out and stick to a strict sleep routine.

But do not worry because we are here today to help ease one of these essential factors – your workouts.

Keep in mind there is no easy work here and this is no shortcut to your goals. No doubt you still will have to hustle but the benefit is these exercises are simple and fun to do. They are a combination of indoor and outdoor workouts.  

So without further ado, let’s jump right in and start burning calories!

Best Workouts for Weight Loss

In order to be on the safe side, it’s always wise to first consult with your physician before doing any of these workouts or other exercises for that matter.

You can find which one is suitable for you and your health conditions  (if there are any) .

 Weight Lifting 

Weight lifting

Want something which is pretty simple to start off with? Try weight lifting.

There is nothing really complicated about this workout and you don’t have to twist your body in order to get it right. All you need to do is pick up a couple of light dumbbells and start sweating. As you progress, start going for heavier ones, but watch your limits.

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We can agree that everyone who wants to lose weight wants to gain some muscle mass as well – and weight lifting is one workout to achieve both. [1]



Even when there is no requirement to lose weight, we still go swimming because it’s fun. So why not make your workout exciting with this exercise?

Just like weight lifting, swimming also helps to build muscle mass and more importantly give us the body shape we would die for.

If you’re going for this workout and it’s your first time, we suggest having an instructor by your side to be safe. But if it’s one of your hobbies, we would encourage you to stick with it because it has promising results. [2]



Although there are many types of lunges such as clock, reverse, lateral, and so on, today we are going to show you one which is both highly beneficial for weight loss and simple – and that’s plain jane forward lunge. Here’s how:

  • Keep your feet apart while standing. Have your hands on the hips or carry some weights followed by stepping one leg forward.
  • Make sure your body remains straight and that both the legs make a 90-degree angle. Stop for a moment and bring the leg to a standing position again. Repeat the process with the other leg as well. And that is it; it’s pretty simple yet very effective for losing weight. [3]

 Rope Jumping 

rope jumping

Let us take you back to the times when rope jumping was something everyone wanted to include in their play time rather than considered as another workout activity.

We say it’s time to bring back this fun activity and include it in our workout routine. There are no right or wrong ways for simple rope jumping which is perfect for anyone who is looking forward to shedding some weight.

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But before taking on the actual jumping, it’s crucial if you first start with a 3-minutes warm up to prepare the body for the intense calorie burn that’s coming. Then start jumping and aim to complete a hundred normal jumps on the first day. [4]


running excercise

The simplest of all workouts for weight loss is definitely running.

Although it demands a lot of energy and stamina, it’s perfect for burning a lot of calories and getting your heart racing in a matter of minutes.

Include running as part of your daily morning routine for a quick and serious weight loss result. Even if you don’t have the time, 3 times a week of running will do justice to your body. [5]

 Sit ups  

Sit ups

If you are wondering whether sit ups help in losing weight or not, the answer is yes.

Contrary to certain beliefs that sit ups only help in gaining ripped abs, they actually help in burning 33 calories through an intense 5-minute workout.

So with that in mind, sit ups can help both in building the structure of your tummy and burn those unwanted calories. Moreover, they’re simple and can be done in the comfort of your own home. [6]



Burpees is a great workout if you want to work on your legs, chest, along with the core. If you’re not familiar with it, here are the steps:

  • Keep your feet apart while standing up straight, then bend the knees so you get into a squat position.
  • Put both hands forward on the floor and apply the weight of your body on them. Then push your feet by jumping back so that you land in a plank position.
  • Next, bring your feet forward followed bu pushing your body up with a quick jump.
  • Repeat the process for 10 times in 3 sets. [7]



One of the best exercises for weight loss are squats. They have an impact on your whole body as well as the core.

To accomplish squats successfully, try following the sew steps:

  • Stretch your feet shoulder-width apart while holding weights. Make sure your entire weight rests on the heels.
  • Start bending the legs and placing both of your hands in front.
  • Keep in mind to make your back straight and your thighs laying straight.
  • Stand up and do the same thing in 3 sets with 15 squats each. [8]



Cycling is a sport activity which is both fun and great for burning a lot of calories.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a professional cyclist or a person who loves to go outdoors on your bike, this exercise is for everyone.

This exercise will bring about a lot of changes once you’re dedicated to it. We recommend cycling 3 times a week. [9]



If you have a tight schedule, yet want to squeeze workout into it, then Tabala is the right exercise for you.

It’s a 4-minute workout which requires you to invest all your energy into it. There are a number of exercises which you can take within the given period and get only 10-minute breaks. And each exercise needs to be done for 8 minutes straight. [10]

Final word

And with that, we have come to the end of today’s post. We sure hope you enjoyed reading our list of 10 simple workouts to lose weight.

See you again soon! 🙂

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