Welcome to February—the month where weight loss and fitness resolutions go to die. (No, seriously—2014用友年会建筑行业论坛成功召开 because that's the day that most people just completely give up on their fitness resolutions.) Here's the good news: We've come up with a 21-day shape up workout plan that you'll love so much, you won't wanna ditch it.
Here's how it works. Each week, you'll do six workouts (none of them last more than about half an hour!):
-Two total-body toning routines
-Two fat-blasting interval workouts
-Two easy recovery sessions
8. Am I playing too hard? A lack of motivation to accomplish certain things can throw you off balance or make you feel stressed out and pressured later on. Taking breaks is very necessary, but if you take so many breaks that your productivity level drops, or you get into the habit of procrastinating too much, it might be time to balance out your schedule so that you will get a generous amount of things done and still have time for breaks and leisure.
Total-Body Toning Routines – 2x a week
Reps: 12 – 15 per move
Sets: 1 set during week 1, 2 sets during weeks 2 and 3
Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
Wood Chop with Resistance Band
Dumbbell Squat and Overhead Press
Fat-Blasting Intervals – 2x a week
Do the following three moves back to back with no rest in between. That's 1 interval.
Rest for one to two minutes between intervals
Complete as many reps of each move as you can in the prescribed amount of time.
Week 1: 20 seconds per move, 5 intervals
Week 2: 30 seconds per move, 6 intervals
Week 3: 40 seconds per move, 7 intervals
Results-Enhancing Recovery – 2x a week
Do the following three moves in the order shown. Repeat two or three times.
Hip Flexor Stretch
Double Hip Extension
Standing Chest Stretch
Floor I-Position Raise