SIX STEPS TO SUCCESS

USA Pro per­sonal trainer Lucy Wyn­d­ham- Read demon­strates a mini work­out you can do at home...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Home Routine -

“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.”

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