It’s less than a month to Christmas, and we know you want to look your best at those upcoming social gatherings. The exercises in this list don’t require much equipment, just a yoga mat for stability and you’re all set. These routines could be done every other day for most or five out of seven days a week with those that are more advanced.
Your Workout Routine
Perfect even for beginners, your hot bod workout routine should look like this:
If squats aren't in your current exercise routine, they should be! You can't really go wrong with squats as it is the single most effective weight training exercise that will improve your lower physique. Besides helping to lift your bum while working your thighs, the intensity of this workout promises to burn calories quickly. To do this, stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Begin the descent with pushing your hips back and lowering your hips, with your knees "outside" of your torso.
The aim is to squat into the ground and not squat over the knees. Feel free to place your arms wherever they feel most comfortable. Do 5 sets of 20-30 reps.
2. Push Ups
There's nothing like going back to the basics. This classic exercise works the entire body, making it an effective calorie-burner. Additionally, it tightens the chest and tricep muscles to keep things perky. Begin in the push-up position, with your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Your feet can be placed at the same width as your hands, but leave them where they feel most natural. Your body however, should form a straight line from your head to your feet. Your hips at this point should neither be sagging or should they be sticking up in the air. Keep in mind to tighten your glutes throughout the workout.
Doing this automatically engages your core. Now that you have your arms straight out, abs engaged and butt clenched, you can start doing a proper push up! Depending on your fitness level, halfway may be the lowest you can go, and that's okay! Build your strength and work your way to getting your chest all the way to the ground. Once you've come to the bottom position, push away from the ground. That's a proper push-up! Aim to do this for 5 working sets.
3. Hip Thrusts