We’re still a little while away from summer, but there’s no harm in getting into shape now. Doing it fast is definitely a bonus! Dieting is one way to go, but if it’s not accompanied by some exercise you’re guaranteed to become annoyed when eating clean isn’t showing much results. We’ve put together a 4-exercise plan that is simple, not easy, but simple to get you fit in no time. Let’s go for it!
Fitness Exercise 1
Burpees! No, not drinking gallons of soda and then belching as loud as you can. Heck, if that was a shortcut to fitness then we’d have a stampede of washboard abs coming down every street. This is what you need to do:
– Stand up straight, drop down into a squat position with your hands on the ground, then kick your legs back into a push-up position. Next, quickly return your feet to the squat position and finally jump up back into the standing position. It sounds easy enough, doesn’t it?
Fitness Exercise 2
Squats! Have you ever wondered who came up with the expression, “Doing diddly-squat”? After you’re done with a couple of these sets, trust me you won’t feel like you’ve done just “diddly-squat”!
– Get into the squatting position. Then slowly bring your body down as if you’re sitting down on a chair that’s just a tiny drop too far from you. Make sure to keep your back in a straight line, your knees pointing outwards, but not past your feet. Return to the standing position, making sure that you don’t move your feet at all.
Fitness Exercise 3
Mountain Climbers! You don’t need a backpack and hiking boots for this one. All you need is the floor, a ton of motivation and someone to brag to once you’ve completed the exercise.
– Get into the push-up position. Next, bring your left knee to your left elbow while keeping your arms stationary, and then do the same for your right knee but only after you’ve moved the left leg back to the original position. Keep rotating between the two of them, making sure you keep your balance and a steady push-up posture.
Fitness Exercise 4
Planks! Just like wood, and you’ll see why.
– Once more you’ll need to get into the push-up position. Instead of holding yourself up on your hands, lower yourself onto your forearms so that the space from your elbows to your fists is touching the ground. Keep your back straight and hold yourself up for 30 seconds to a minute. Don’t let your belly sag; keep that tummy tucked in!
How Many Reps And Sets?
We’re all different, of course, but here are a couple of average counts for the amount of reps and sets you should do:
Burpees – 10 reps x 3 sets
Squats – 10 reps x 3 sets
Mountain Climbers – 10 reps per side x 3 sets
Planks – 30 seconds – 3 sets
If you feel like it’s too easy, increase the amount of reps and sets. Well, what are you waiting for? Summer’s around the corner!