Wow, it’s been a hot minute since i’ve posted a workout on my blog. What can I say you guys, video is a hot ticket item these days, and i’ve been focussing a lot of my time on YouTube.
I’ll let you in on a little secret though… I MUCH prefer blogging. Blogging comes so naturally! I just sit down and write whatever comes into my head, throw in a few relevant photos, and you got yourself some content! When I’m making a YouTube video, there are so many steps involved… Also good video editing takes time, and lets not forget about trying to find decent free music (i’m cheap, remember).
But as a social media person of sorts, it is important to stay on-top of all social media channels.
EXCEPT Snapchat, OMG like I just cannot do everything.
ANYWAY, enough babbling about my life, how are you?! Hows your April been treating you? Personally i’m am SHOOK that it’s almost the end of the month, soon it will be my birthday, and I’m just not ready for that (my bday is in August btw).
Todays workout i’m going to be sharing with you my favourite way to burn fat, and also i’m going to be doing it in my shmmexy new Reebok kicks & leggings. Also – can we JUST with these leggings? This color is amazing!! Reebok has really been killing it recently in this department. The tights sit high enough on your waist to give you that hourglass figure, and the fabric is so soft. Ah! I love em.
I’m also rocking their new Fast Flexweave shoe for this workout, which is the perfect fit for high intensity agility moves and speed running. They are comfortable and light, but also have durable support, meaning you can get the most out of your workout and of each move.
Alright, onto the workout!
Belly Fat Burner Workout
Perform each weighted exercise for the stated amount of reps below. In between you will be performing a high intensity cardio drill for 30 seconds (right away, no rest). After the cardio drill, rest for 30-60 seconds and perform the second set of exercises. Make sure to go heavy on the weighted exercises to work those muscles! Perform this circuit 3-4 times.
For this workout you’ll need a kettlebell, set of dumbbells, mini band, mat and cable machine.
1. Dumbbell Front Squats x 12
Grab 2 dumbbells (don’t be shy, try going up in weight to really push yourself here!), and hold them up at collarbone height. Let them rest against your chest, so your biceps don’t exhaust themselves. Stand with your feet wider than hip width apart, and squat down, not letting your chest fall forward. Make sure the weight is on your heels and you can feel your hamstrings and glutes engaging! Squeeze that butt and extend those legs, back to starting position. Repeat for 12 reps
Cardio Drill: Banded Hopovers
Here we go! Grab a mini band and place it just below your knees. If you have a small step available, grab that too (if not, you can do this on the flat ground). Place one foot on the step and the other on the ground beside it. Push your knee against the band, engaging the glutes. Switch your feet so that the foot previously on the ground is now on the step, and vice versa. Make sure that your knees are always tracking over your toes, never falling inwards. If you don’t feel your glutes engaging,
2. Full Sit Single Arm KB Press x 10/side
Grab a kettlebell that is a challenging weight, but one you feel comfortable pressing with one arm. Sit on on the ground with your legs out in front of you. By doing this, you’re depending on your core and shoulder strength to press the bell. Keeping your chest upright and back flat, hold the KB at collarbone height. Extend your arm up, bringing the KB above your head. Make sure you don’t let your upper body shift to the side as you do this. Keeping your core engaged, bring it back down to collarbone height. Perform 10 reps each side
Cardio Drill: Mat Hopovers
Grab a mat and place on your hands on it, shoulder width apart. Have both feet on one side of the mat, knees bent. Push through the balls of your feet, and jump your legs into the air, coming almost into a handstand position. Let them land softly on the other side of the mat. Make sure you’re nice and controlled as you perform this movement, trying to keep your legs in the air for as long as possible, until they come down.
3. Cable Oblique Twists x 12/side
Grab the cable handle and stand 1-2 feet away from the cable machine. Hold your arms directly out in front of you, hips square. Rotate your shoulders and arms towards the machine, keeping your hips facing forward, until you feel a stretch in your oblique. Squeeze your core, and pull the handle back so that it comes across your chest. Make sure your chest is upright and you’re using your obliques to move the cable. Don’t twist your hips! Repeat 12 reps on each side
Cardio Drill: Hands Up High Knees
This is my all time favorite cardio exercise because it’s so simple but SO effective. Bring your arms up into the air, fully straightened. Drive your right knee up, to belly button height. As you bring it down, repeat the same movement with the other leg. Repeat this, except SUPER FAST! Keep your chest and back as flat and upright as possible, and don’t bring those arms down!
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