The Only 5 Exercises You Need to Do to Lose Weight
The holidays are both the best time of the year and the worst time of the year. You get to spend time with loved ones, showering them with gifts and delicious food – but along with that comes the stress of having so many people in your home plus finding the perfect gifts and all the spending, and with that comes some serious weight gain!
Don’t worry too much though, there are some fitness exercises that will help you get back in shape, get started for a healthy new year or even help you maintain your total health and fitness over the holidays. So grab your favorite workout clothes with an Athleta coupon and Champion Sportswear to perform these total body workouts to keep you on track:
- Squat to Overhead Press
This is an amazing workout that works your quads, hamstrings, butt, abs and shoulders. Hold a weight in each hand (whatever weight is most comfortable for you), bend into a squat and as you raise your body back up, lift the weights over your head. Do three sets of this at 15 reps each.
- Single-Leg Dumbbell Row
Balance on one leg, leaning forward slightly so that you are in the shape of a “T” and lift weights in each hand in a rowing motion. This amazing workout is great for the back, shoulders, biceps, abs, quads, hamstrings and butt. Talk about a total body workout! Do this for three sets of 15 reps on each side.
- Step-Up With Bicep Curl
This movement works the quads, hamstrings, butt, abs and biceps, plus it’s as easy and simple as it sounds! Step up on one leg onto a platform and simultaneously curl weights in each hand up to shoulders. Do three sets of 15 reps on each side.
- Dolphin Plank
This may be an incredibly simple workout – but you will feel the burn in your back, shoulders and abs! Lie face down in a plank position, with your forearms on the floor. Lift your hips up, forming a “V” and then slowly return to the original plank position. Do three sets of 15.
- Curtsy Lunge
Just as the name suggests, you will be moving into a curtsy with this workout, but you will be feeling it in your hips, butt, quads, hamstrings and abs! Stand with your feet hip-width apart and take a big step diagonally with your foot crossing the opposite foot behind it – in a curtsy movement, bending your back leg low. Do this movement 15 times on each side, for three sets.
Staying focused during the holidays. With all the delicious food tempting you and your family taking up your time and leaving you drained, it’s hard to fit in a good workout. Along with trying to work out every day, try and replace one of your meals with a meal replacement shake or take your daily vitamins and supplements using a GNC coupon. Take baby steps. Do what you can and try and steal some time in whenever possible – even if you’re spreading your workout throughout the day – your body will thank you for it!