Is your Christmas party just round the corner? Why not try the ultimate workout to get into your party dress this holiday season.
The group exercise instructors at British Military Fitness have compiled this party workout for our readers this month to help you tone up and shift those stubborn pounds for the festive season.
Training outdoors in an outdoor bootcamp such as the ones that British Military Fitness run is extremely beneficial for anyone who is looking to lose weight. The great outdoors (that the most of us try to avoid during the winter months) actually has a lot of benefits attached to it with regards to our health and wellbeing.
With Christmas and the New Year quickly creeping up on us, many people will be looking for quick results and there is no better way to get quick results than exercising outside.
Remember to dress correctly though to ensure you don’t feel the cold or get too overheated. The best thing to do during the Winter months is to layer up; that way you can take off excess layers or put more on if needs be! Also, if you are going to exercise in the dark then make sure you can be seen by others by wearing reflective clothing.
So, moving on to the actual exercises involved in the party season workout, these focus on four key areas: the chest, stomach, buttocks and legs as well as improving your body’s overall conditioning.
1. The Stomach
We all want to achieve the ultimate abs and have the ironing board-esque flat stomach and there is no better way to achieve this goal than doing tummy crunches
To do this exercise routine, lie on your back with your legs at 90 degrees and your arms either crossed over your chest or by your head. You need to raise your shoulders off the ground slowly and you should then feel your tummy muscles contracting.
Pay attention to your neck and try not to over strain it and cause yourself an injury. Do this by keeping your neck in line with your spine.
Try to aim to do at least 20 tummy crunches; once you start to see your tummy muscles strengthen, do more repetitions of the exercise with a minute gap between each set of 20 reps.
2. The Buttocks and Legs
Want to get this area as toned as possible? The perfect solution is the squat jump!
Make sure you stand with your feet shoulder width apart, bend your knees and hips and, once your knees are at a 90 degree angle, jump up. You need to keep your back as straight as possible to see the benefits.
Once again, repeat this exercise 20 times and you will soon have buns of steel.
3. The Chest
We have all tried a press up but the way to tighten up your chest is to perform a clap press up. This exercise starts the same way as a traditional press up but when your elbows are at a 90 degree angle you need to pull yourself up so your hands aren’t touching the floor and clap.
Repetition is once again key to seeing results, so try and do this ten times. When the exercise becomes easier (or tolerable to do) try and increase the number you do.
4. Overall Body Conditioning
The best way to do this is to do a burpee- yes this is an exercise!
To do this put your feet shoulder width apart, bend your knees and hips when your knees are at a 90 degrees jump up making sure your feet leave the floor. Ensure throughout you keep your torso as straight as possible to feel the benefits and avoid an injury. Try to repeat this exercise at least 20 times.
At British Military Fitness all of their fitness training classes include all these exercises involved in the party workout. So if you need some added motivation, why not try one of their classes? They train in groups and are proven to challenge participants.
British Military Fitness operates in over 100 locations across the country, give them a go and get fit in time for the party season.