With gyms reopening on April 12 as part of Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, many may still feel uncomfortable heading back into one. Home workouts have become increasingly popular within the last year and an expert has shared a simple workout routine that can help slimmers lose weight as well as build nice and strong.
Strength workout: Five rounds
Eight press ups at tempo (Three count down and three count up)
Followed by 10 sit ups – slow and controlled.
Rest for a minute and a half between rounds then do five rounds of:
10 squats at tempo (five count down and five count up)
Followed by 20 lunges
Rest for one minute in between rounds.
Using the same movements for a high intensity cardio workout can look like this:
Take 15 min to complete as many rounds as possible of the following with little to no rest until the end of the 15 min.
The expert explained: “You might not want to hear this, but no workout system can fight a bad diet… the secret to losing fat is by eating less calories than you burn.
“Yes, unfortunately, it’s true, if you want to lose fat, you need to eat less high fat, high sugar, calorie-dense foods.
“By cooking your own food instead of ordering your fave takeaway. Keep it simple, stir fry’s, curries and the odd spag bol are cheap and easy to make.
“If you know you need help to stay on track, find a friend to join you or look at online options like Alchemy. Anywhere that has a variety of workouts that you can follow along with, from strength to conditioning and even yoga sessions. This app along with the Torpedo is a great way to get back fighting fit for the summer.”