We live a bustling lifestyle and it can be hard to find time for the gym. Here are four top tips for keeping fit wherever you are.
Always on the move? Is constant travelling turning you tubby? Sam Brett, a personal trainer at Cobra Muay Thai in Al Bandar, gives us the lowdown on how to keep active when you can’t get to the gym. Complete a circuit with these four moves to keep trim. The sets can be adjusted depending on your fitness level.
The Perfect Press Up
Complete the move to failure for four sets. Rest for 30 to 40 seconds.
A. Keep your feet and legs locked together, entire body level and hands planted in line with your shoulders.
B. When pushing up, focus on keeping your body straight and your buttocks down.
One Leg Assisted Squat
Complete three to four sets of 15 reps per leg. Rest for 30 to 40 seconds between sets.
A. Tuck your heel in to the end of your bed, bath or chair. Straighten the opposite leg and raise it six inches off the ground. Place your arms in front of you for balance.
B. Keeping your back straight and eye line horizontal, squat until you reach the edge of your assisting furniture, keeping your opposite leg off the floor. Return to position A for one full repetition.
Upper Body Burner
Three to four sets of 10 reps. Rest for 30 to 40 seconds between sets.
A. Place your hands shoulder width apart, six inches from a wall and walk your body up into the handstand position.
B. From here, you’ll be using your arms, shoulders, chest and core to push your body up: an extreme press up essentially. Always remember to breathe.
Lemon Squeeze Sit-Ups
Three to four sets of 20 sit-ups. Rest for 30 to 40 seconds between sets.
A. Lay flat on the floor with your arms held together behind your head, palms and toes facing the sky and your ankles held together.
B. Bring your hands and toes up towards each other, keeping arms and legs straight. This will engage your core muscles.