Lose that extra Christmas weight by using the extra body weight!
Christmas is the time to celebrate and who doesn't want to indulge?
We are sure you have all indulged and eaten your body weight in those succulent Christmas dinners and drank every bottle of prosecco you could get your hands on! Good for you - that's what Christmas is all about!
But now, you're stuck with the excess weight!
January is the perfect time to get your fitness back on track and we're here to help with a workout designed to help you shift any excess Christmas weight, using nothing but your own body weight.
Before any workout, you must warm up!!
This will get your heart pumping in order to increase the circulation of your blood, loosen up your joints, decrease the chance of injury and stretch your muscles.
BUT - save the majority of your energy for the workout!
Exercise One - Press Ups (45 Seconds)
Push-ups are a higher value plank. You're not only strengthening your abdominals by holding them still while gravity's trying to push your hips towards the ground, but you're also strengthening your upper-body pushing muscles: your chest, shoulders, and triceps. Rest on your knees rather than your feet for a slightly easier option.
Exercise Two - Plank (45 Seconds)
While getting into the proper form is straightforward, holding the position takes strength and endurance in your abs, back, and core. The plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning, but it also works your glutes and hamstrings, supports proper posture, and improves balance.
Exercise Three - Mountain Climbers (45 Seconds)
This is a compound exercise, meaning it works several joints and muscle groups simultaneously. The steady running motion targets your glute and leg muscles, including your quads and hamstrings.
Exercise Four - Body Squat - (45 Seconds)
Body squats are a fantastic exercise for the entire body. They are a compound movement, so in addition to your glutes and quads, squats also work your hips, hamstrings, calves, back and core.
Repeat 4 times!
Then finish with high knees! (60 Seconds) x5
Warming up and cooling down are both equally as important. Once you've performed your last high knee, make sure to stretch out and take an easy stroll on for a few minutes afterwards.
'You are what you eat'
Our Body Weight Workout will work wonders and make you feel better - but don't forget, you have to make adjustments to your whole lifestyle to really see the maximum results. Everyone has heard the saying 'You are what you eat'!
No amount of work in the gym can undo a bad diet so be sure to make some reasonable changes this January!
Check out our cookbook for some great inspiration
Good luck, Keep tagging us on your socials and here's to your 2019 fitness goals!