EXERCISE WITH MARELIZE
Here is a taste of what you can expect from the high-intensity exercises. They’re easy to do – but they burn fat and preserve well- earned muscle mass
1 WALKING LUNGES X 20 A
Stand with feet shoulderwidth apart, a dumbbell in each hand. Step forward with one leg. Drop the rear knee until it nearly touches the ground. Remember to keep your posture upright.
With the focus on the heel of your lead foot, extend both knees to raise yourself back up. Repeat the lunge on the opposite leg by stepping forward with your rear foot.
2 SQUATS X 15
Keep feet at slightly more than hip-width apart. Point toes slightly outwards (about five to 20˚). Pick a spot in front of you to focus on, and keep head straight.
Squat down until your hips are below your knees. Do not round your back while doing this – keep it neutral.
3 LEG RAISES X 12
Lie flat on your back, keeping legs about 2cm apart. Place your hands near your sides , palms facing down. Keep eyes focused on the ceiling for the duration of this exercise.
Slowly raise your legs until the soles of your feet point upwards. Make sure you’re not lifting your lower back off the ground. Lower your legs in a controlled manner; repeat the movement without allowing them to touch the floor.