Reset Your Body In Five Moves
Men's Health South Africa|September - October 2020
Rewind months of lockdown indulgences and make good on your 2020 weight-loss resolutions with this short and very sharp hiit circuit. It’s an extremely strong start.
Ted Lane

QUICK-FIRE CALORIE BURN

By targeting the larger muscle groups in your lower body and rocketing your heart rate, this workout maximises calorie burn and creates an oxygen debt to spike your metabolism for hours after you’ve collapsed in a puddle of sweat. Grab a set of dumbbells and perform each exercise every minute, three times in total. You’ll incinerate a lot of calories in just 15 minutes. Let’s go.

01 DUMBBELL SKIER SWING

1 set of 45sec, 15sec rest

Begin with a set that zones in on your glutes and core. Standing with your feet at shoulder width, dumbbells at your sides, hinge at your hips to swing the weights behind you (A).

Contract your glutes to thrust forward and stand tall, propelling the weights up to your shoulders (B).

02 DB PRISONER SQUAT

1 set of 45sec, 15sec rest

From the same starting position, lift your arms behind your head (A).

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