Guest Post Written by Jennifer Dawson:
Are you feeling slow and sluggish? Do the winter blues have you feeling trapped indoors? Get out of your rut and start 2018 off right with these detoxifying workouts.
The 3-Day Detox Workout
If partying is a way of life for you, the holidays can take their toll on your body and skin. You are going to have to bounce back. John Gioffre designed the 3-Day Detox Workout to help you get back into healthy habits.
Jump ropes can be used just about anywhere, are portable, and inexpensive. You will feel your heart racing after just a few minutes. Whether you choose to go for time or for reps, be sure you keep your speed up and always wear shoes.
Swimming laps in the pool is an excellent detoxifying workout that doesn’t put stress on your joints. One hour of swimming burns 750 calories. Plus, you will work your major muscle groups.
Total Body Strength Training
Want to slim down in the new year? You can raise your metabolism around the clock by lifting heavily enough to challenge yourself. Some great options are the Total Body Boot Camp and the Non-Stop Endurance Kettlebell Workout.
Yoga works great in conjunction with other workouts. It keeps you healthy and flexible. Additionally, the stability and balance required for the practice promote functional strength.
Yes, CrossFit is here to stay. People find it easy to come back to because of the camaraderie and variety of the workouts. For instance, one day you may focus on front squats and box jumps, and the next, you might do rope climbs and kettlebell swings.
High-Intensity Interval Training
Burn fat, build lean muscle, and boost your metabolism with high-intensity interval training. HIIT involves short bursts of incredibly intense activity. And, many of the workouts don’t require any equipment.
Tabata is a dream come true if you are looking to squeeze workouts into short timeframes. It’s a form of HIIT that consists of all-out effort for 20-second bursts with ten seconds of rest between. In four minutes, you will spike your heart rate and metabolism.
Turn to boot camp to keep your metabolism up all day. These classes generally combine resistance and interval training. Here is an outstanding workout that requires no equipment.
We’re not talking about the classic jog here. If you really want to slim down and sweat out those toxins, you need to turn to sprinting up hills. This will get the metabolism going.
If you cannot decide on just one workout, there’s no rule against trying several. The key is to find what works best for you and stick with it.