Who says you can’t have a smokin’ physique during snow season? With this winter workout, you’ll definitely avoid holiday weight gain and maintain a fit a strong body despite the extreme weather and gastronomic temptations. So drop the remote control and step away from the couch because hibernation is officially over! Let’s begin.
Melt Holiday Fat With This Winter Workout
A winter workout might probably be the last thing on your holiday to-do list and I get it. The street where you used to do morning runs is now covered in ice. The chilly weather makes you want to just lie in bed the whole day; not to mention the back to back holiday celebrations making it pretty hard to stay away from food. I hear you, buddy. But trust me, winter is the perfect time to amp up on your fitness routine!
Wow, your friends and workmates when you come back from the holidays. When everyone will be mulling over how much they’ve gained and how to lose it, you’ll be way ahead on the tracks! The key is a good high-intensity interval (HIIT) workout that will give you as much burn as possible. So let’s start?
- 3 Rounds
- 4 exercises per round
- 30 seconds per exercise
- 30 seconds active rest per round
1. Reverse Lunges w/ Knee to Chest
For starters let’s work those legs with some alternating reverse lunges. To add more intensity alternately lift the knees up to your chest each time you ascend. Lifting your knees will also give your abs the workout it needs. Work at your own pace but try to make the most of your 30 seconds to get a really good burn.
2. Mountain Climbers
For the second part of this winter workout, do some mountain climbers for 30 seconds. This exercise gives a total body grind that burns tons of calories even for a short amount of time!
3. Russian Twists
Next up is for a stronger core and to effectively melt those belly fats! Start in a sitting position then lift both feet while twisting your upper body from left to right. You can add more intensity to this winter workout by holding a medicine ball or dumbbell.
4. Double Pump Squats
Last on this round are the double pump squats. Return to a standing position and place your feet apart. Slowly dip your buttocks into a squat position. Make sure that you keep your upper body in a straight position while doing this. The difference of this exercise is that you will do a double squat before standing up.
5. Active Rest
During active rest, your body is still burning calories even when you’re not doing any workout. By this time, you’ll start to feel all warm and energized so it’s important to still keep moving. If you need to drink some water first, do so. Prepare your mind and body for the next round!
These 5 steps complete one round of your winter workout. I highly recommend that you finish 3 rounds to really reap its benefits. And don’t forget to have fun!
For a full step-by-step guide, you can also watch this winter workout video from Insane Home Fat Loss:
The holiday season is indeed a tricky time, especially for people who want to lose weight and get fit. But learning this quick winter workout is a proof that with enough determination you can overcome the unhealthy holiday cycle and even inspire others to do the same. Think of it as a gift to yourself and a great way to start the new year ahead.
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Do you have your own winter workout you’d like to share? Post them in the comments area below!
Originally posted on November 29, 2016 @ 2:45 PM