The holidays are here and that means a lot of night feasting and drinking. But that doesn't mean you can’t get a quick workout in despite your busy schedule!
Here are some of the quickest and easiest workout ideas that you can finish before your next holiday party.
The Fat Burning Workout
For a quick heart pumping fat burn session, simply perform a combination of these exercises with minimal rest in between. All you need is a small area for you to perform these exercises and you’re good to go!
Start with jumping jacks, the perfect way to warm your body up and get you ready for the next few exercises. Perform 4 sets of 40 jumping jacks with a 10-second rest in between each set.
Once you’re done, move on to the lunge jumps. Start in your lunge position, before jumping into the air and landing back with your other leg in the lunge position. Perform this for 4 sets of 30 reps before moving on to burpees.
Start in the standing position before moving to a squatting position with your palms in front of you, on the ground. Kick your legs back into a push up position before going back to the squatting position. Finally, explode upwards and into the air, with your arms swinging upwards, completing the repetition. Do 4 sets of 30 of burpees before ending your fat burning workout, simple!
The Full Body Strength Workout
For those looking for a full body strength workout, this is perfect for you because of the relative speed which the exercises can be performed. You’ll need some weights, so it works better if you are in the gym.
Starting with the weighted squats, you could choose to utilize either a barbell or a dumbbell as resistance. Keeping your chest up and back neutral, squat until your thighs are parallel to the ground before exploding back up, squeezing your glutes at the top of the movement. Perform 5 sets of 5 reps of squats with a set of pull-ups after the completion of each set of squats. Try to do as many pull-ups as you can in each set before resting for 60 seconds.
Finally, perform the Romanian deadlift with a barbell. Simply reach down to lift the weight up, keeping your back straight and in a neutral position, while squeezing your glutes at the top of the movement. Remember not to put the weights down upon the completion of a rep and instead go right on to the next rep.
The Abs Workout
A quick abdominal workout in can be really convenient, as long as you have a pull-up bar and a mat. Start with some mountain climbers by going into the push up position and bringing your knees to your elbows one at a time. Do this for 30 seconds and move on straight away into a crunching position.
With your legs in the air, bring your chest towards your knees, focusing on contracting those abdominal muscles. Perform 30 crunches before moving on finally to some leg raises. Keep your legs straight as you raise them in the air and gently bring them down. Perform 20 of these before taking a break of 45 seconds. Once your break is over, repeat the entire mega-set over again, for a total of 4 sets.
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