Everybody would love to do as little as possible and still wake up the next morning with a healthy, toned body. Unfortunately, there is no way to achieve that. There is no magic pill that creates the perfect body, nor a workout that requires just 10 seconds of effort in order to be effective. Nevertheless, realistically, you can get fit fast by doing the right thing.
It is a known fact that exercise is vital to overall well being and health. However, it can also be somewhat soul destroying when results fail to materialize. Indeed, one of the biggest issues people tend to have is that they don’t see results as quickly as they had expected, causing them to give up. Hopefully, the following hints and tips will help you get results fast enough for you to remain motivated.
But before you can do any of the following exercises, it is vital that you assess your current fitness level first.
Assess your current fitness level so you’ll be able to track your changes over time.
You must perform a number of tests, such as how long it takes you to run a certain distance and how many reps can you do for a certain move. You must also take all your measurements. And you will need to repeat this every two weeks.
1. The Split Squat to Front Kick
This is a really tough move, but it hits all the problematic areas on your lower body. These include the hamstrings, glutes, core and quads. Best of all, it makes you look like the Karate Kid when doing it.
Stand in a staggered stance, your left foot in front of your right. Slowly lower your body as far as you can. Pause, then push yourself back up to the starting position. Raise your right knee towards your chest. Then kick straight out as if you’re slamming a door closed with your heel. Quickly bring your right leg back behind your left.
You need to do 15 reps on each side. The effects of this workout are amazing. Furthermore, it is a fun move to do, particularly because it allows you to get rid of the stresses of the day.
2. The Lean & Fit in 7 Minutes Workout
This workout allows you to get strong in just 7 minutes three times a week, without dumbbells (although a towel will be needed).
Complete one circuit without stopping, rest for 60 to 90 seconds, and then bust out one or two more circuits. Aim for two to three nonconsecutive days a week.
Start with the overhead squat, holding the towel above your head, pulled tight. Next, do the airplane/Superman extensions. Follow this with scissor lunges with hands behind your head. Then do the standing bird dog, which really helps your balance as well. Move straight into mountain climbers and squat thrusts, followed finally by the pike walk/push up combo.
3. Do Some Aerobics Exercises
The above two exercises will work on the muscles of your body. In order to really get fit and healthy fast, however, you will also need to do some aerobics exercises.
Heart-pumping activity is essential to getting your body fit, inside and out. Get your sweat on and take a jog or brisk walk for 30 t0 60 minutes each day. Pump your arms and don’t give a hoot about how the neighbors think you look.
These exercises will allow you to burn the calories you so need to get rid of as well. In combination with the two body weight routines described above, you should be fit and healthy in no time. Remember to always keep it fresh and fun!