SIX STEPS TO SUCCESS
USA Pro personal trainer Lucy Wyndham- Read demonstrates a mini workout you can do at home...
“This routine is perfect for anyone wanting to get fit as it requires very little space and you don’t need any equipment,” says USA Pro personal trainer Lucy Wyndham- Read.
“The routine takes less than 20 minutes and is super easy to follow. It is a combination of toning exercises to define and give you thinner thighs, a smaller waist and toned arms. High intensity moves are also included to blast 100s of calories, making it the ultimate fat burner.
“Repeat this routine three times in succession. If you do it four times per week and follow a healthy and nutritious eating plan then you will be amazed at the results – and you will start feeling super fit for 2013!”
EXERCISE 1: RUNNING ON THE SPOT
Duration: 2 minutes Good for: great fat burner “This is basically running on the spot,” says Lucy. “I t’s at ough move, so if you find it hard slow down and don’t bring your legs too high.”
EXERCISE 2: FORWARD LUNGE
Duration: 25 reps each leg Good for: toning legs, buttocks and abs “Cross your left leg behind your right leg as you bend your right knee to 45 degrees,” says Lucy. “Extend your right arm out and swoop your left arm across your hips. Jump across to the left, swapping the position of your legs and arms. That’s one rep. This move should look as though you are mimicking the movements of a skier.”
EXERCISE 3: GLUTES & BOTTOM TONER
Duration: 50 reps Good for: lifting buttocks and chest muscles “Alternate straight leg kicks directly in front of the body,” says Lucy.“It’s important to keep your back straight so you get an amazing abdominal workout at the same time.”
EXERCISE 4: JUMP SQUATS
Duration: 50 reps Good for: super lower body toning “Perform low squats with a jump on every 10th repetition ( jumping from the squat position) and landing back in the low squat – this allows extra calorie burn,” says Lucy.
EXERCISE 5: TRICEP & TUMMY TONER
Duration: 50 reps Good for: banishing bingo wings and trimming waist “Punch the arms across the body– do this as fast as you can,” says Lucy. “The higher the arms, the harder you are working! Focus on keeping the hips still, knees soft and tummy pulled in.”
EXERCISE 6: BICYCLE SIT- UP
Duration: 50 reps Good for: nipping in your waist “Lying on the floor, pull in your opposite elbow to knee,” says Lucy. “Keep alternating and make sure the arch of your back does not lift off the floor.”