Beachbody On Demand Super Trainer, Megan Davies, creator of online home training and nutrition programmes, Clean Week and Muscle Burns Fat, presents her super moves sure to torch those calories, tone and strengthen your body and mind.
Get ready to switch the power on and push through every single rep to reach the finish line.
Workout breakdown: Complete each exercise separately or as a circuit with 30 seconds of rest in-between exercises. You’ll need: Workout mat, 2 dumbbells, chair/couch.
Inchworm – 3 x 12
Get to work on your chest, shoulders, core and legs. We’re going to fire up your heart rate through this smooth movement pattern. Stand tall with feet under hips. Crouch to the ground and walk the hands forwards into a plank. Pause. Walk the hands back, return to the crouched position and stand back up. Repeat 12 reps, 3 sets.
Hollow Body Hold – 3 x 15-30 seconds
Time to switch on that core. Lie on your back, on the floor, with arms reaching above your head and legs straight out in front of you. Lift your head, upper back and legs a few inches off the floor, while driving the lower back towards the ground. Think of a boat or banana shape. Keep energy through the legs, core, and arms the entire time. Modify by raising the legs higher and bending at the knee slightly. Work your way up to holding for 30 seconds!
Thrusters – 3 x 15
Now it’s time to work the legs and glutes, and continue to push through the burn in the core and shoulders.
Hold a pair of dumbbells at shoulder-height, weights parallel to the ground. Sit the hips back and lower into a squat. Stand up with power while driving the weights overhead. In the overhead position, the core and glutes should squeeze and biceps should be by the ears. Return the weights to shoulders and repeat, 15 reps. 3 sets.
Push-up to Alternating Knee Tap – 3 x 10
A great upper and core set to come now. Start in a plank position with hands flat on the floor slightly wid- er than the chest and a straight line through the body with legs, booty and core tight. Lower your chest be- tween the hands and push back up into plank position. As you return to plank position drive your right knee towards your chest and tap the top of your knee with the left hand. Repeat the push-up using the opposite hand and leg for the knee drive on the next rep. Modi- fy this movement by placing your knees on the floor or by bringing your hands to a higher surface like the back of a sofa or your kitchen counter. 10 reps for 3 sets.
Bulgarian Split Squat to Lateral Raise – 3 x 8 on each side
More leg work with some lateral upper-body work now, are you ready? Standing in front of a sturdy chair with a light pair of dumbbells, reach one leg back and place the top of your foot on the cushion. Lower into a lunge posi- tion while pulling the dumbbells up to shoulder-height. Arms should be almost straight with elbows slightly bent and pointed behind you during this motion. Re- turn to start position.
For modification, ditch the chair, and place the ball of your foot on the floor in lunge position instead. 8 reps on each side for 3 rounds.
Windmill Concentration Curl 3 x 8 each side
Combining lower body strength with a test for upper body and stability now. With a pair of dumbbells in hand, step out into a warrior pose. Back foot faces straight ahead with a straight leg, front foot faces to the side and knee bends towards 90 degrees. Lean towards the front leg, rotating your body so your chest faces forwards. Open your arms straight and perpendicular to the floor with your bottom elbow pressed up against the knee and both palms facing forwards with the dumb- bells. Holding one dumbbell above you, perform a concentration curl with the other arm. 8 reps, 3 sets.
Mountain Climbers using Kitchen Towels – 3 x 30 seconds
Time to add speed and take your workout up a notch – double time mountain climbers incoming. If you’re at home in the kitchen, you can use towels to slide on the floor. Maintaining a plank position with shoulders over the wrists, using the towel to slide one foot in, drive your knee to your chest. Alternate legs and move as fast as you can with good form. Remove the towel for classic mountain climbers and test your speed and power. 30 secs work for 3 sets.
Shifting Side Lunge to Reverse Fly – 3 x 8 each side
Now to work your legs, glutes, back and shoulders. With a light pair of dumbbells held with straight arms in front of you, position your feet wider than shoulder-width apart. Straighten one leg while sitting back the hips and leaning to- wards the other side. (Think of a single leg squat on the working leg, but that straight leg is still giving some support!) With the chest slightly for- wards, pull the dumb- bells away from each other with elbows slightly bent, and squeeze between the shoulder blades at the top. Lower arms and straighten working leg back to the centre position. Repeat on other side.
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