Looking for a trim and toned body in the shortest time possible? You should spend time talking to exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and fitness instructors. Their knowledge and experience on matters dealing with body fitness provide motivation trips that will boost your fitness routine. All you have to do is apply them into your workout. You can carry out your workout with home exercise equipment or simple improvised workout as described below.
1. Tone your treadmill
Save time at the gym when using the 10-minute cardio session. Carry along a 3 to 5-pound dumbbell on each arm and adjust the speed. Perform a single set of shoulder presses, triceps extensions, biceps curls, front and side laterals, and standing triceps kickbacks. Perform all this as you slowly walk. The intensity of the workout on the upper body boosts the pump rate of the heart.
2. Engage in power runs
You can perform a wall sit after every run to strengthen your hamstrings, quads, and glutes. This improves your speed and level of endurance. Lean against a wall and spread your feet to shoulder-width. Proceed by squatting with your knees bent at a 45-degree angle. Keep holding for 60 seconds, and repeat till you make ten sets. You can increase the difficulty level by raising your heels. This should be done I a logical pattern where you lift the left heel first, then the right heel, then both at once.
3. Monitor your progress
Stay fit and motivated by using a fitness report card. Single out the subjects, muscle, flexibility, attitude, and conditioning. Set personal goals for yourself and review them as the year progresses. When you witness improvement on your body, you remain motivated to continue with the workouts.
4. The all-in-one toner
Performing a side-step squat on wood chops works the abs, legs, torso, arms and inner thigh muscles. Firmly position yourself upright, feet shoulder stretched while holding a four-pound ball in your hands. Carefully bend those arms so that your ball remains at eye level on the right shoulder. As you position the ball on your left knee, approach with your left leg and give it a 90-degree bend. Ensure that your right leg remains straight. Now slowly return to your squatting position then repeat the entire process ten times after which you switch to your other leg.
5. Break the shovel
It is unnecessary to pay someone to clear snow that has accumulated on your driveway. This means burning over 400 calories per hour. Doing this yourself develops your power and muscular endurance. Do not exceed the standard amount of snow that a shovel-full requires this might strain your body and expose you to injury. To avoid stressing your back, only bend your hips and knees.
6. Mimic outdoor activities such as kayaking – which is great for flat abs
You can go out kayaking to realize a flat stomach. When rowing, most of the power emanates from your core. You can emulate the motion-resistance nature of the water while at home. This effect can be achieved when you set an exercise band at the bottom of a fixed object. Sit on the floor with extended legs and bent knees. Holding the bands on the arm, you can rotate your torso from side to side as bring back your elbow.