Heading to the gym during the cold and dark winter mornings is about as enticing as a dentist appointment.
Photography: Athletic Agencies, Miles Muecke.
To help keep the winter blues at bay and maintain your shape, try this sweat sesh courtesy of 360 Health personal trainer and physiotherapist Alexandra Kierdorf-Robinson (@swedishalex) – all from the comfort of your own home.
This workout will not only result in a surge of endorphins with its high-intensity efforts, but will also save you some serious coin, requiring only a chair to complete.
The workout is organised into five supersets (performing two exercises back to back), followed by a short rest. This form of training is quick and efficient – maximising results while minimising the impact on your busy lifestyle. Target muscle groups including your booty, arms and core, while the supersets ensure your heart rate is kept high for maximum fat burn.
Get it done
Perform your warm-up before moving onto superset 1. Once both exercises of the supersets have been completed, rest for 30 seconds. Then move on to superset 2, and so forth until all five supersets are complete.
»Rest for as long as you need at the end of the circuit, before moving onto the next round.
»For beginners, I recommend performing 2 rounds in total, intermediate 3 to 4 rounds, and for advanced 5 rounds.
This warm-up will prepare your body for the workout ahead, making it more efficient and safe.
Jog on the spot for 1 minute and then perform 10 bodyweight squats x 2 sets
Forward dynamic lunges x 20 and then perform 10 push-ups (knees or toes) x 2 sets