May Long Weekend is the hallmark summer kickoff and wardrobe turnover for many people. It’s time to put away your winter wares and dust off those shorts, skirts and tank tops. If your initiation into summer clothing has already made you cringe, don’t fret. One Life Fitness has a variety of actionable exercises that are easy to fit into your lifestyle. Maximizing your work out regime can be as simple as incorporating exercise increments into your daily routine. Start parking in the nosebleeds and carry a grocery basket instead of pushing a cart. Invigorate your toothbrush routine by doing squats and lunges while brushing and flossing. Go for a jog around the neighbourhood before you sit down and watch TV after supper. Check out some of our favourite fat burning routines below.
HIIT High Intensity Interval Training
High intensity interval training is a great way to maximize a shorter exercise routine. Keeping your heart rate elevated during the entire workout helps your body burn fat. You may enjoy the benefits of an intense workout for hours afterwards once your metabolism kicks into high gear. Enjoying shorter bursts of intense training with short rest periods provides better fat burning results. Great HIIT exercises to alternate include:
Intense Hurricane Rounds vs. Traditional Cardio
If you have 2 hours to train each day, by all means, go for it! The traditional days of spending 45 min to an hour doing straight cardio and then starting the weight component of your workout don’t mesh with many clients’ schedules. Many people prefer a brief and intense routine akin to a hurricane. Workouts range from 16 to 22 minutes and consist of 3 exercises known as rounds. Every round has a main exercise to increase your heart rate and then utilizes other exercises in between to target specific areas. Complete each round 3 times prior to moving onto the next sequence. Exercises include:
*Treadmill spurt on an incline for 25 seconds followed by 10 Pushups and 10 Kettle Ball Squats on each leg. Repeat 3 times.
*30 x Jumping Jacks, 15 x Lunges and holding Plank for 30-60 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
*Spin Bike 45 seconds high speed, 15 x Triceps Dips, 20 x Bicycles for abs. Repeat 3 times.
The Art of Tabata
Establishing a muscle building and fat burning workout to complete within 20 minutes is perfect for lunch breaks, before or after work. This regime consists of 20 seconds of intense cardio followed by 10 seconds rest. Next comes 20 seconds of high intensity strength moves, followed by 10 more seconds of rest. This system eliminates boredom by keeping short segments that showcase great results. Prepare to sweat and experience some of the longest and most fun 20-second bursts ever during this intense workout. Top Tabata exercises include:
*Lateral Lunge to Knee Drive
*Broad Jump to Fast Feet
*Mountain Climber to Single Leg Push Up
*Skater to Curtsy Lunge
Stay Hydrated and Flush Out Toxins
Ensure you have some fresh cool water during before your workout, during and afterwards. Drinking copious amounts of water after your workout can help you flush recently released toxins from your system and rehydrate. Sweating is an active part exercising releasing toxins from within. Replenishing fluids facilitates purification on a cellular level. Help flush out lactic acid build up and speed up muscle repair and recovery by ensuring you maintain adequate hydration.
Book Your Personal Training Session Today!
Our devoted team can inspire and motivate you to look and feel your healthiest. Embrace bikini season this year and let your hard work pay off. Bring us your favourite at home work out moves and let us know what specific areas you are seeking to improve. We can discuss your personal training goals, help you stay on track and celebrate milestones. Exercise and diet affects much more than your physical appearance. Increase your mental capacity and self-esteem while boosting your physical and emotional health. Stop by One Life Fitness today on Spedding Court in Kelowna and commit to a healthy and productive Spring. This is the time of year for new beginnings! We look forward to working with you to help you achieve your ultimate fitness desires.