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3 Exercises That Get the Muscles Burning

By Genevieve Cunningham

For some people, any exercise done throughout the day is enough. They feel successful if they managed to get in a walk or a quick stretching session. For others, this won’t cut it. They like to feel their workout and the burn that accompanies it. And if there is not burn, they feel as if they didn’t work out at all! If you fall into the second category, take a look at these fitness routines that will help change the body and feel the burn all at the same time.


Running is an exercise that works essentially every muscle in the body. The arms and legs are both pumping while running, and even though it might not be noticeable, the core also stays engaged. This means that post-run, many people notice a soreness that radiates from head to toe. If you’d like to start with these exercise routine, the key is to begin slowly. The more slowly you begin, the more likely you are to stick with it long-term.

Lifting Weights

If you want to feel the burn, just pick up weightlifting as a regular exercise. Anyone who is not used to the exercise will find that it hurts … a lot. While you may not notice the soreness immediately, by the next morning it will probably be difficult to get out of bed. But even with the pain, lifting weights is incredibly good for the body. It helps to build muscles and burn fat, and it also provides strength and stability. The key? Make sure you’re using proper form to avoid injury, and do your best to start out with a weight light enough to challenge without burning you completely out.


It’s possible that this was an item that was a bit unexpected. Yoga … really? Yes! Yoga, in some forms, is actually incredibly challenging. The poses often require muscle use that is slightly out of the ordinary. You may be using a muscle in the leg, arm, or core that you didn’t even know existed. And then you hold these positions for what seems like forever. The key with yoga is to experiment with the different forms until you find something you enjoy. Then, even though it’s really hard in the beginning, stick with it for ultimate results.

Feeling the burn is a great way to feel both accomplished and motivated in your workouts. If you want a fitness routine that really challenges the body, take your pick of any of these three. With some time and a serious stick to it attitude, you’ll change your body for the better and feel more in shape than ever before.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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