Home Workout of the Week
I usually email the home workout to all clients each week. FitterFaster Home Workouts usually will take approx. 20 minutes of your time (slightly more if you are advanced and do the optional portion sometimes included) but will provide a great training effect nevertheless.
Full body movements are the basis of these training sessions using minimal equipment if any. All can be done at home, sometimes inside or in the backyard. Or you can venture down to the park or oval or even do them out in the street if you really don’t have any other option.
All FitterFaster clients are required to attend Bootcamp a minimum of 3 times per week, but they all know that you achieve amazing results, training 5 or more times per week is a better bet.
Studies show that to achieve results above the minimum for better health, you really do need to train harder and longer than once thought. The old ‘3 x 20 minutes per week’ just doesn’t cut it regardless of your age or fitness level. The new minimums are 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise. Moderate intensity is more than just walking too, so get up off the couch, shut down the computer and TV and get your butt moving. And this recommendation is just to improve your health-weight loss is a whole different matter!!
Here’s this week’s Home Workout. Give it a try. If you’re not sure of any of the exercises, come to Bootcamp and you’ll soon learn them, or visit my website www.fitterfasteronline.com where most of them are demonstrated.
Always warm up and cool down before and after every training session. This will add 6-10 minutes onto this session, but is essential.
If you are new to training, modify the plyometric exercises to basic squats as noted in instructions (narrow and wide stance) to prevent injuries that can occur easily if you do too much too soon. You should not introduce plyometric work till you have been training consistently for at least 4 weeks and have built up a basic level of strength, endurance and stability in your joints and muscles.
30 seconds belly blasters
30 seconds star jump squats (modify to narrow stance squats)
30 seconds of burpees
REPEAT ABOVE 5 TIMES WITH NO RESTS
TAKE 1 MINUTE BREAK THEN:
15 pop squats (modify to wide stance squats)
30 seconds plank
REPEAT THIS FOR 10 MINS WITHOUT RESTING
TO PRINT THIS, PLEASE HIGHLIGHT IT AND CUT, THEN PASTE ONTO ANOTHER DOCUMENT (WORD OR NOTEBOOK) THEN PRINT.
This is just one example of a typical Home Workout. It will raise your heart rate, improving your cardiovascular fitness and burning tonnes of calories. It will strengthen your legs and all your core muscles from your shoulders to your knees. It will also develop mental toughness to keep going from start to finish as you fatigue.
Finish off with at least a couple of minutes of stretching for all the muscles in your body and make sure you have plenty of water to drink.
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