This week's workout is a full body weight training workout designed to lose body fat but keep your all important muscle.
Most people try to lose weight with diet and cardio which is a noble method but they risk losing quite a bit of muscle.
Having muscle is good to preserve weight loss as it is metabolically active and burns calories throughout the day - not loads, but every piece of the puzzle helps.
This workout is designed to work the front and back of the body to give you a well balanced weight loss workout. You'll be burning calories for a few hours after this workout.
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This workout can be performed 1-3 times per week on non-consecutive days.
This weeks workout is a full body home toning workout.
I have used one piece of equipment called a Resistance Band and you can purchase them onine or at any sports store.
I recommend the Power Tubes as they are versatile and easy to use.
I recommend using bands because most home workouts do not use the back muscles and most people become strong in the shoulders and chest and very weak in the upper back.
This is not good if you are a desk bound office worker as it will lead to poor posture and potential shoulder injuries if you train a lot.
How To Perform The Workout:
See the video below.
The real secret to you getting fitter, leaner and stronger is Relentless Consistency.
Have a look at something you are good at today?
Maybe it’s teaching.
Maybe it’s cycling.
Maybe it’s climbing, lifting, being a good friend.
How did you get good at it?
You probably started with small habits and kept doing them until they were engrained and became a part of who you are on a daily basis.
Getting in shape or losing weight is no different.
Start with something you like doing and do it consistently and let it become a daily habit.
Show up. Do the work. Start with easy things first and things you WANT to do.
Do not run if you hate it.
Do not dead-lift, squat or bench if you hate it.
Build healthy habits on top of each other and by the end of the year you will be practicing things on autopilot.
Going to the gym or going for a run will not be a chore anymore.
This weeks workout is a leg burning cardio workout.
Basically this will have your legs and lungs burning for 30 minutes or so but you will reap the benefits of nice toned legs, improved aerobic fitness and looking better in your favourite lycra.
It's a simple workout that combines mountain climbers and the bike.
If you cannot do mountain climbers, perform bodyweight squats for 30-50 reps after each cycle.
Enjoy and let me know how it goes.
Here is our workout for the week.
It is a 20-40 minute home workout with no equipment needed, just your body.
You can perform this workout at a park, in your hotel room or in the comfort of your own home.
It will work up a good sweat, is low impact and works a lot of muscle groups.
If you feel particularly fit, perform 6 rounds.