5 Easy Home Workouts You Should Do Right Now To Beat The Holiday Weight
With the holidays drawing closer each day, so does the temptation and mandatory pigging out on that delicious and sumptuous feast that will grace our dining tables this Christmas and New Year. For those that want to combat that dreaded holiday weight, here are some home workouts you can already start on that will help you shed the pounds and keep them at bay.
Freehand Jump Squats
No workout is complete without working the legs, bodyweight squats will make a good addition to the program plan. Time to kick up the intensity by making doing jump squats instead. This is where you will move into the squat position and rebound up and off the floor as high as possible while keeping arms crossed and parallel to the shoulders.
Push-Ups With Elevated Feet
Everyone can do a push up but it’s never as easy as anyone thinks it is. And this isn’t a time for excuses when adding elevated feet into the equation. This exercise is done by raising the feet on a surface and the body is at a decline. If you do happen to have an exercise ball around, you can also place the feet on this for a real challenge and to stimulate the abs to a higher extent, but even if you don't you'll still get the benefits of this exercise.
Work those triceps even further by including a couple sets of bench dips. Do this by placing both the feet and the hands up on a bench you will get the most benefits because no part of the body will be touching the floor.
Leg Raises on Bench
Tone and Tighten
No one forgets the abs, ever. For the abs, lying leg raises will be more effective than your typical crunch and will really work those lower ab muscles, which is what most people struggle with. Lie down on a flat surface and press your hands down on the sides while lifting your legs high and straight.
One-Arm Dumbbell Row
Wrap it all together with this medium intensity dumbbell row. Find a Choose a flat bench and place a dumbbell on each side of it. Place a leg on top of the end of the bench, bend your torso forward from the waist until your upper body is parallel to the floor, and place your right hand on the other end of the bench for support. Pick up the dumbbell on the floor and hold the weight while keeping your lower back straight. The palm of the hand should be facing your torso. Then pull the resistance straight up to the side of your chest, keeping your upper arm close to your side and keeping the torso stationary.
When performing this movement focus strictly on thinking of squeezing from the working arm's shoulder blade to put as much focus on the back as possible.