During this team of year, what already feels like little time feels like a whole lot less.
Workouts don’t have to be long to be effective and to be honest I really like getting in, doing a short workout and going about my day. Today I’m taking you through a 30 minute workout that is both quick and effective.
I always start on the treadmill for my warm-up. Warming up is very important.
My starting pace is 3 and after 1 minute I go to the highest incline at 3.4. This incline and speed forces you to use your arms and upper body. Simultaneously you are engaging your core and your feet for stability. You will work up a sweat before you know it. Do this for 5 minutes.
Once I’ve warmed up I grab two 10lb weights and start with lunges. This is one of my favourite exercises because if done properly, you will feel it immediately and notice results. This exercise is great for stability as it forces you to engage your core. For my 30 minute workout I do two sets of 12.
Deadlifts are another fave that I’ll throw in every other workout. This targets your back, glutes, legs and increases your core strength. I usually go for 60lbs and increase my weight every two weeks; I do two sets of 12.
Also, did you know that deadlifts work more muscles than any other exercise?
This is another great workout that I came across through a fitness page on Instagram. I now incorporate it into every workout. I use a 10lb weight and do two sets of 10 pushing forward and upwards.
Lastly, I do two sets of 10 bent over lateral raises. The shoulders are important to strengthen because they play a key role in most upper body exercises. This exercise targets your deltoids and properly training these muscles means you are less likely to have shoulder injuries and great defined shoulders – which I love.
I give myself 5-10 second rests in between each set and move onto the next exercise.
This 30 minute workout will leave you huffing and puffing but you’ll feel great when it’s done!
What are some of your favourite exercises?