Workout does not need to be a chore! It needs to be short enough to fit into a busy schedule, and simple enough to have the stay inclined.
So let me jump right in! Interval training is more effective than burning hours on end on an elliptical or a treadmill. That is because interval trainings being fast paced, fluctuates your heart rate and shocks your body each time your heart rate goes up, causing more calories to burn, compared to a constant heart rate caused by doing just one activity for a long time. Interval trainings are short and they preserve your muscle mass, which is key to losing fat!
Here is a very simple exercise routine that I have been working on myself for the last 3 weeks. They target all the major muscle groups and give you a complete workout. You do not need a lot of space for this exercise, just a quick chat with your neighbor downstairs 🙂 Make sure you have access to some free weights or resistance bands. You are guaranteed to break a sweat!
# of Times – 4
Burpee Pushups – 10 reps Burpee Pushups
Overhead Press – 10 reps (free weights/resistance band) Overhead Press
Alternating Lunges – 50 reps (25 each leg) Alternating Lunges
Side Skater – 10 times Side Skater
Bench Dips – 10 reps Bench Dips
Diamond Pushups – 10 reps Diamond Pushups
Flutter Kicks – 20 reps (10 each leg) Flutter Kicks
Bicycle Twists – 20 reps (10 each leg) Bicycle Twists
Alternating Knee-TO-Elbow Plank – 20 reps (10 each leg) Alternating Knee-TO-Elbow Plank
Twist Push-Up – 10 reps (5 each side) – Twist Push-Up
Feel free to change the routine up and throw in some cardio like jumping jacks or high knees.
I would love to know your responses on this work out, and please give it a thumbs-up if you like it!