OUR FASTEST FAT- BURNER YET
A vicious hybrid that torches calories at an ungodly rate, THE DEVIL’S P PRESSRE delivers a leaner physique in minutes
Make a deal with the devil to scorch through an ungodly number of calories in one month
The holier-than-thou principles of modish “body and soul” workouts are all well and good if you’ve got the time. But not everyone can clear their schedules for pre-gym mobility. Sometimes, last-minute weight-loss plans require a deal with the devil. This calorie-torching press is a litany of your least favourite moves. “It’s a burpee, swing and press, all rolled into one,” says PT Tom Bliss. And there’s no relief for any muscle group: “The burpee works your legs, glutes, core and chest, while the swing and press hit your back, shoulders and arms.”
It’s no divine mystery how this exercise burns through calories. Deployed in high rep counts, it tests your cardio fitness and lifts your metabolism by engaging a wide variety of muscles. “For a real challenge, try a 12-minute EMOM (every-minute-on-the-minute) workout, with eight reps of this move per minute,” says Bliss. If you need to reach the departure lounge in peak condition this summer, make this your go-to finisher three times a week for the next month. When you’re pressed for time, this beast of a fatburner will ensure you make godlike progress. Dig deep to handle the heat.
01 DROP DOWN
With a dumbbell in each hand, get into a high plank position and perform a pressup. Jump your feet forward so they’re at either side of your hands to create a solid base. Brace yourself.
03 PUSH UP
Without pausing as they pass your shoulders, extend your triceps to throw the weights overhead. In the later rounds, thrust from your lower body to ease the pain. A bit.
02 SWING AT IT
Extend your hips as you stand up, lifting the dumbbells from between your knees to shoulder height. This clean is what fires up your glutes to start torching calories in the first rep.
04 RISE AGAIN
Lock out your arms at the top and contract your shoulders to maximise the benefits. That’s one rep. Take a deep breath and drop back into a press-up position. This is going to burn.