In Texas there is no doubt that even in the dryest of springs, like we are having now, there is still a strong chance of the spring thunderstorm. Do not let these thunderclouds lead to a break in the regular exercise routine. It takes a consistent twenty one days to build a good habit, but only a few days to break it, so do not allow a thunder cloud have you crying “Oh bother” and looking like Winnie the Pooh.
Here is a quick and simple workout you can do while in your house or at your office. This will not only boost your metabolism, but will no doubt burn off the extra peeps you ate during Easter. Do these consectively without any rest inbetween each exercise or at the most take thirty seconds of rest. When you reach number eight, take two minutes to rest and drink water. If you cannot reach the number given, do the most you can and always push yourself.
- Twenty-five jumping jacks
- Twenty walking or in place lunges
- Fifteen pushups (knees on floor are acceptable if you are not used to push ups)
- Twenty-five bicycle kicks
- Twenty prisoner Squats (hands behind head and perform a basic squat)
- Fifteen to twenty crunches.
- Twenty side-step lunges. (10 on each side)
- Twenty-five scissor jumping jacks (go forward and back, like scissors with your legs instead of out and in)
Repeat this 3 to 5 times.
As with any workout consume a quality protein shake of your choice. What you do after the workout is just as important as what you do during the workout. These protein shakes not only help boost metabolism, they properly feed the muscles quickly preventing you from raiding the fridge later on. I highly recommend the Whey Active shakes made by Core Active Nutrition. They taste great! They use a mostly isolate protein which means you get more of the important amino acids absorbed and also contain extra L-glutamine and branched chain amino acids (BCAA). The L-Glutamine has shown to remove lactic acid and ammonia from the muscle tissue, meaning you are less sore, especially with this intense indoor body workout. BCAA’s are what physically make up muscle tissue, as well as hair, skin, and nails.
As always be responsible in working out and be sure you are healthy enough for such a strenious exercise. Also, pay attention to the weather, a thuderstorm can turn deadly quickly even if you are working out indoors.
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