It’s that time of year where everything seems to start piling up, right? One of the first things many of us drop when things get busy is exercise. To avoid that from happening and to get back on track, fitness expert Heather Wilson-Phillips has a few tips.
The goal, according to Heather, should be to fit more exercise into less time by doubling up the movements. When you do these types of exercises (i.e. combination exercises), you spend less time working out because you’re not doing everything separately.
Here are a few exercises to get you started. (Be sure to watch the video clip above for exercise demos.)
Shoulder Press Curtsy
With dumbbells in hand you will press up over your head and simultaneously go into a curtsy lunge. This move is working your shoulders and your legs (inner/outer thighs/glutes)
Bicep Curls into Triceps Kickbacks
With dumbbells curl up and then extend your arms behind you. This will work your biceps and triceps
Laying on your stomach hands out in front and legs straight behind you. It works your upper and lower back as well as glutes and hamstrings
Instead of working out your lower, middle and upper abs separately along with your obliques this works everything at once. In a crunch bicycle your legs in and out and bring your opposite elbow to knee
This move is a challenging one, but it is great because this one move is a full body move and your entire body will benefit and feel this move