A couple of Blog’s ago, I talked about training mistakes made over the festive period and how to avoid them. The solution was high intensity total body workouts with minimum rest periods. Here’s a few more total-body exercise ideas for you to crack on with if you’re struggling for ideas or being ignorant to it and still going through the motions!
Explosive Sit-up and stands – Lie on your back with your knees bent 90 degrees and feet flat on the floor. From this position, propel yourself into a standing position, then lower to the start. Perform 8 reps. (this works your core, glutes, and hamstrings).
Lunge and Fly – Stand both feet together holding two dumbbells, lunge right leg forward and raise dumbbells out to shoulder height while lunging. Return to standing and repeat on left leg. Perform 3 sets of 10 each leg. (this works your quads, glutes, core and shoulders).
Squat-thrust and pull – Stand under a pull up bar and take a step back. Perform a squat-thrust, then jump up, grab the bar and finish the move with a pull-up. Do 6-8 reps) (this works your quads, chest, lats, triceps, glutes, hamstrings and abs AND boosts your v-shape).
Turkish Get-up – Lie on the floor holding a dumbbell in one hand then stand up with your arm extended. Return to the start. Do 6-8 reps on each side. (This works eight muscles in just one rep. Including your core, forearms, hamstrings, and calves.)
All these put together is a good little high intensity workout working all main muscle groups. Perform 3 sets of each with 1 minute rest in-between sets. All these exercises can be done in a gym or at home with a few bits of equipment. Add 1-3 high intensity shorter session to your weekly training schedule. You will sculpt your body a lot quicker as you change your training it will accelerate your results.
Keep your training fresh, don’t just go through the motions each day, as you will hit a plateau!
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