But do you loose any weight with it?
Most likely not. But why? You work out really hard and you look after your diet and still you don't make much progress in loosing weight.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -Albert Einstein
So if you learn a new skill: for example standing on one leg on a bosu ball. In the beginning you will find it very difficult to keep the balance and you struggle to hold your position. But if you keep on practicing, very soon it will be much easier to keep the balance and you're not as tired as in the beginning.
As you can see our body adapts pretty fast to new inputs, always with the goal of energy saving and high efficiency. That's why in strength training it's recommended to change regularly the exercise so your body continues making progress and doesn't get stalled.
What are inefficient exercises?
not achieving maximum productivity; wasting or failing to make the best use of time or resources.
But this doesn't mean crunches are an inefficient exercise and not good. It all depends on what is your goal. Crunches have a lot of good benefits and are useful, just not for weight loss.
But back to inefficient exercises. I use the term inefficient exercises specific for weight loss goals.
So how can inefficient exercises help me?
For me inefficient exercises for weight loss means all kind of exercises you don't have any skills in. When you begin doing it, you will suck big time, because you don't have the skills to efficiently perform the required movements and you waste a lot of energy doing it.
It's like me trying to play golf. I can hit the ball with a driver a couple yards (with full power), and still a pro player will hit the ball much further with a wedge (and only using minimal force).
That's because I don't have any golfing skills, my movements are inefficient and I'm wasting a lot of energy in trying to hit the ball.
You get the point?
The key factor in loosing weight is to burn more calories than you intake. By doing inefficient exercises, you will burn more calories than with your usual exercises. You will loose weight faster and more efficient.
Choose any kind of activities which challenges you physically you don't have any experience in it or you didn't do it for a long time. This can be anything you can think of.
Here some examples:
- car washing (by hand of course)
- using the stairs instead of the elevator
- wood chopping
- garden work
- building snowmen, snow shipping
- Spining classes
Do it for a while, till you realise your getting better, thats the time to change to another ineffective exercise.
If you want to lose weight following template might help you:
- Be physical active, best with ineffective exercises.
- Burn more calories, than you intake
- have some sort of caloric restriction (not by not eating anything. Just pay attention to what you are eating and try to reduce the daily calories you eat by about 100.
- Sleep enough. Only with sufficient sleep you're body is able to maintain a good metabolism and burn fat efficiently.
- Lift some weights. Muscles burn calories 24h. If you have more muscles your daily calories consumption will increase and you will loose weight easier.