Summer is fast approaching and what not a better time to get fit than now. Gym’s are costly and can leave your bank account feeling empty handed, and you in tears too. The truth of the matter is, you don’t need the gym to get fit. What you do need though, is motivation and enough discipline to change bad eating habits by eating more protein, veggies and fruit. As you probably know or if you haven’t heard, abs are made in the Kitchen not the gym. 70% diet and 30% gym, except you don’t actually have to go to the gym to get a good work out leading to results and a better lifestyle.
I’m going to talk about at-home workouts that can help you get fit for the summer and save you a lot of money. Don’t forget to warm up before and cool down after, also remember keeping hydrated and drinking a lot of water can make a very big difference.
Cardio is an essential part of weight loss, as it increases your heart rate and metabolism kicking your butt into shape. You do not need the treadmill to get a good work out; why not just go for a run instead of depending on a machine and at the same time, get some fresh air. You could also purchase a skipping rope, which is very affordable and provides a fun cardio workout. Star jumps, jogging on the spot and going up and down stairs; you could even go for a bike ride.
As I mentioned before, these are made in the kitchen but doing certain workouts can help to tone up your stomach and get rid of that flab. Doing 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps of sit ups, planks and push ups alongside eating plenty of greens and lean protein, and drinking plenty of water can give you abs of steel.
If you want to tone up your arms at home you can buy weights for as little at £10, which can leave your arms stronger, and you can say bye bye to the bat wings. The good thing about this is, you can incorporate the weights when you are doing your abs and lower body workouts, but arm exercises you could do include lateral raises, bicep curls and lying down extensions. Once again you would do 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps.
- Lower body
For some people, all the fat and junk attacks the lower body rather than the upper body, so doing a workout of 3-4 sets of 10-15 reps for exercises such as squats, step-ups, lunges and calf raises can really help to tone your legs, bum and thighs ready for the summer.
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