Got five minutes? That’s all you need for this home workout quickie!
Here at WH HQ we know all about deadlines, crazy workloads and the annoying toll they take on your fitness aspirations. So when it comes to getting fit, we’re all about a shortcut that allows you to work smarter, rather than harder.
Shape Up Shortcuts
Because we had a sneaky suspicion that you might feel the same, we decided to compile all our best tips and tricks into a brand new book. Shape Up Shortcuts gives you all the supercharged strategies you need to torch fat, tone up and get fit – in half the time. And the best part? It goes on sale TODAY! So there’s still plenty of time to use it before your summer holiday. Whoop! To celebrate, here’s a taste of the kind of workouts you can expect to find in the book. This quickie takes just five minutes, so you can sneak in a round while waiting for the kettle to boil or three rounds while you’re on hold to speak to an operator at Telkom. The only equipment you need is the timer on your cell phone.
This little routine is pretty intense, but you can choose just how high you want to turn up that intensity by adjusting the structure of your intervals. Got no time? One round is five minutes. Done. Got more time? Do three rounds, resting 30 seconds to a minute between rounds, depending on your fitness level. Or you can tack one round onto your regular workout sesh as a finisher. For best results, be sure to do the moves in the order shown.
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Basic interval: Do as many reps as of each move as you can in 30 seconds, resting for 30 seconds between moves. For the lunges, do half on one leg; then switch to the other leg.
Take it up: Do as many reps of each move as you can in 50 seconds, resting just 10 seconds between moves. Collapse in a heap.
Want more quick workouts? Check out this HIIT beach workout and this easy DIY circuit you can do in your garden, or get your hands on Shape Up Shortcuts, in stores now for just R50.