Want to know how you can make your September the new January? We’ve got 5 workouts to help you do just that, besides, there’s no time like the present.
1st January, as you know, is a time for New Year resolutions and the beginning of re-creating ourselves, but what if we told you that you didn’t need to wait 4 months? We’re already re-charged from summer, so what’s to stop you smashing your first 5k while the rest of the world is waiting to start theirs.
First things first, set a goal. What is it you want to lose? What do you want to gain? Are you looking to lose a few pounds, gain some muscle? Give yourself a timeframe – where do you want to be in 4 weeks, 8 weeks and so on.
Secondly, you need to think about what you most commonly fail on. Whilst the word ‘diet’ gives us all shivers, don’t think diet – think lifestyle changes instead, losing a few pounds and exercising will help your mood. If you find it hard to stick to a diet, ask yourself why? What am I finding difficult and how can I change this? If late-night snacking is an issue, slowly remove the temptations from the house and start replacing them with healthy foods.
Lastly, get your workouts in order! Below you will find 5 workout ideas to help smash your September resolution.
Battle Ropes – This isn’t just some workout fad where you noisily slam some ropes into the floor in the corner, it’s so much more! Ten 15-minute bursts of battle ropes have proven to produce the same heart rate as cycling or an all-out full-body sprint .
Rowing – According to Harvard University, a 30-minute spritz on this machine at the gym will not only develop muscle, it also improves flexibility.
Barbell Rollouts – Yes, you heard us – this brutal workout is enough to get us all wavering in defeat. But fear not, this core burner of a workout burns fat faster than traditional cardio! .
Clean and Press – Lose weight fast with this full-body gruelling workout. You’ll be pumped lactic acid in no time! But fear not, for this workout will become your closest friend.
Burpees – By working your abs, arms, chest, legs and shoulders, this will leave you a sweaty mess. This full-body workout is great for priming body fat and smashing your muscle building goals.