A summer body is made in winter!

There is nothing like the Victoria Secret models to kick your summer body motivation into gear!

I have just come back from an amazing trip to Norway (which I will do a little write up about don’t worry!!) and am ready to jump back into reality.  I gave up my classpass subscription just before Christmas so I could focus on my yoga but to be honest I am missing the variety it offered. So I am heading back to the gym, back to my routes and ready to kick start that summer bod right now.

I mentioned in the ‘about me’ section of this website that I always loved working out and being active but it wasn’t until The Boy designed a workout for me that I saw a big change in my body.

There are tonnes of workout plans out there from the likes of The Body Coach and Em’s Move Eat Smile to the famous Kayla’s Bikini guide that you could end up thinking you needed a pro to design something amazing for you.  The truth is most of these workout guides are very similar, based on HIIT workouts and not tailored for individual  needs.  Don’t get me wrong – I think purchasing a workout plan along with a meal guide can be very motivating. Sometimes it takes someone else telling you what you know you should be doing to actually kick your butt into gear to do it.

Regardless of this I think its fairly straight forward to design your own programme – and I am going to tell you how.

Firstly you need to decide whether you are going to work out in a gym or at home! This will dictate the equipment available to you.  Next write down a tonne of exercises – I like to categorise these into weighted, dynamic exercises (think jump squats, burpees and split jumps – anything that gets the heart rate up) and finally upper body and abs. Then just pick three (one from each category) and you have your superset.

A superset is when you perform three exercises back to back without a break. Rest for 30 seconds and repeat for a total for three times.

Check out my workout below for inspiration!!

WORKOUT 1

Warm Up

  • 2 mins skipping rope
  • 6 lunges each leg
  • 6 overhead squats with a light bar

Superset 1 (repeat x3)

  • squats with 20kg bar
  • box jumps x 10
  • plank 45 seconds
  • 30 second rest

Superset 2 (repeat x3)

  • donkey kick 12 reps each leg
  • side leg raises 10 reps each leg
  • Swiss ball jack knife 1o reps
  • 30 second rest

Superset 3 (repeat x3)

  • Split squats with 20kg barbell 6 reps each leg
  • Split jumps 12 reps each leg
  • leg raises 12 reps
  • 30 second rest

Superset 4

YTWL 3×4 reps

WORKOUT 2

Warm Up

  • 2 mins skipping rope
  • 6 lunges each leg
  • 6 overhead squats with a light bar

Superset 1 (repeat x3)

  • lunge rotations with 5kg swiss ball 6 reps per leg
  • side plank 30 seconds each side
  • 30 second rest

Superset 2 (repeat x3)

  • step up on box with weighted barbell 6 reps each leg
  • box jumps 10 reps
  • bicycles abs 20 reps
  • 30 second rest

Superset 3 (repeat x3)

  • Dumbell 1arm row on swiss ball 6 reps per arm
  • Swiss ball arm rollout on knees 10 reps
  • Swiss ball hamstring rollout 10 reps
  • 30 second rest

Superset 4 (repeat x3)

  • Glute side raises knelling 10 reps each leg
  • Mountain climbers 45 seconds
  • Medicine ball rotations for abs 10 reps each side
  • 30 second rest

Superset 5 (repeat x3)

  • Hanging leg raises 3xfront 3x left 3x right
  • Plank alternative leg lift
  • 30 second rest

TRY THIS TWICE A WEEK AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE!!!

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