First of all, can you make your own metabolism better? Science says yes, but don’t forget that people over the age of 40 will have their metabolisms slow down naturally, continuing to slow down as they age. Also, men burn more calories than women do, which is also a natural thing, but in most cases, your metabolism is something you inherit. But you can surely improve it, with the following exercises:
Before you start, you’ll need an exercise mat and two sets of dumbbells, where one pair should be lighter than the other. Do two sets of each exercise mentioned below. One day, use the heavier weights for 10 reps every set, and the next, do 14 reps per set with the lighter dumbbells.
The first exercise is the pendulum kickback. It tones your triceps and thighs. While you’re holding a dumbbell in each hand, stand with your right leg in front of you, a few centimeters above the floor, your foot flexed, and elbows bent in a 90 degree angle. Swing your right leg behind you, and straighten your arms. Return in the previous position to end a single rep.
Crouch and pull – tones your shoulders, arms, and your thighs. Stand with your feet apart and sit back into a half squat. Holding a weight in each hand, hinge forward from your hips with your arms below the shoulders. While keeping your lower body still, rotate your torso to a side and pull dumbbell toward chest, with the elbow pointing up.
Squat curls tone your biceps and thighs. Hold a dumbbell in one of your hands at side, cross your right ankle over the right thigh, bend your right knee and hips, sitting back as you raise the weight to the right shoulder. After finishing a set, switch sides.