So you want to lose those last five kilos before that all important date but you haven’t got much time to spare. Relax there is no need to throw your hands up in despair, give up or to push the panic button.
Rewaj has come up with an half an hour fitness routine devised to work on all your trouble areas and have a slim’n’ trim new you in record time!
Exercise One: 5 minutes
Leg Lunges: tones inner thigh, strengthens front thigh muscles and removes saddle bags. Stand naturally with feet apart and back straight.
Lunge forward with the right foot at least two feet straight ahead of you, bending your right and left knee at the same time; keeping toes of right and left foot straight ahead.
Hold the stance for 30 seconds and repeat with left foot. Repeat this 5 times. If you want a more intensive workout, use bar bells in each hand.
Exercise Two: 10 minutes
Skipping Rope: great cardio workout, provides an overall workout for arms, buttocks, legs and heart.
Skip rope for 10 minutes using different variations with the legs such as fast skipping, slow skipping, hopping, etc.
Exercise Three: 5 minutes
Butt Lift: tones hip, buttocks and back thigh muscle, removes saddle bags and strengthens back. Lie on your stomach. Extend your toes behind you with your feet a foot apart.
Squeeze your entire hip/buttock area as hard as possible, keeping your knees locked and lift both legs at once until you can’t go any higher.
Keep the pressure on your hips/buttock as you return to the start position. Repeat 6 times and be aware that if you rush through this exercise, you won’t get the full benefits.
Exercise Four: 5 minutes
Bicep Curls: develops, defines and shapes biceps and strengthens the forearms. Sit at the edge of a flat exercise bench or chair with your back erect and feet together.
Place your arms straight down at your sides and curl your wrists slightly upward; one each of each dumb bell should be touching your outer thigh. Curl both your arms together at the same time until your reach shoulder height.
While you are doing this, flex your biceps are hard as possible and keep your arms close to your body. Return to the starting position and repeat 10 times.
Try not to lean forward or backward and don’t move in jerk motions, but maintain your control at all times
Exercise Five: 5 minutes
Stomach Crunches: strengthens, tightens and tones the upper and abdominal area while strengthening the lower abs. Lie flat on your back on the floor and pull your knees up until your legs form an “L” and cross your hands behind your head.
Raise your shoulders off the floor until your shoulders are completely off the ground, but keep your knees in the same starting position. Without pausing at the top, return to the starting position and repeat this exercise 20 times.