Do you find it hard to keep up the workouts over the festive season? You're not alone! After all, there's nothing like a jam-packed day of social activities to take the wind right out of your well-intentioned workout plans...
But before you scrap your sweat sessions, consider the fact that you can squeeze in an entire workout that will help you build up muscle and burn fat without straying too far away from your couch!
The following circuit workouts will let you fit in a muscle-building, fat-building workout anytime, anywhere. The best part? There's no equipment required. Ready, steady, sweat!
Build up muscle and burn fat with these fat-burning exercises
Workout plan #1:
Squat with alternating heel raise
At the bottom of your squat, raise your right heel, then left heel. Repeat.
Reverse tabletop leg lifts
Sit on the ground feet planted hips-width distance apart, hands behind you with fingers pointing towards your toes. Lift your butt off the floor coming into a “tabletop” position. Lift right leg off the ground, then left.
Side plank clamshell
Get into a side plank, knees on the floor. With heels glued together, lift top knee, rotating leg open, then bring it back down again. Repeat on opposite side.
Stand with feet wider than hips-width distance apart, toes pointed slightly out. Lower into a squat.
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In fact, with this secret you can pump your muscles and feel surging energy and strength. Imagine maintaining your muscles without ever leaving your La-Z-Boy. That’s the power behind this little secret…
After one day you’ll feel a boost of energy
After two weeks you’ll be popping open jars and lifting grocery bags with a knowing smile
But after just one month your friends and family will be asking, “where do you workout?”
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Workout plan #2:
Squat to press
While holding a squat, position arms like a goalpost, elbows bent to 90-degrees. Press arms straight up, then bend them back to 90-degrees. Hold squat for the duration of the exercise.
Skip forward, leading with your right leg, then perform two jumping jacks. Skip forward, leading with your left leg, then perform two jumping jacks. Repeat.
Stand with feet shoulder width-apart, hands on hips. Hop to the right, bringing your left leg behind your right, then hop to the left and bring your right leg behind your left. Move arms forward and back as you jump to gain momentum.
Workout plan #3:
Perform a squat, punching upwards to the right as you come to standing, downwards to the right as you squat. Squat again, repeating punches on opposite side.
Place your hands on the ground and walk legs out into a plank position. Walk feet back up to hands, then hop your right leg forward into “surfer” position. Repeat, alternating sides.
Knee-lift to squat
Perform a squat, then lift your right knee up towards your chest as you stand. Repeat with opposite leg.
Shuffle two steps to your right, then jump into the air. Repeat on opposite side.
Start with legs together, then jump them apart, reaching down to touch the ground in between your feet. Repeat.
There you have it – quick and easy fat-burning exercises that will keep you in shape this festive season.
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