Christmas can be notoriously hard on our waistlines. In fact, the average Brit consumes a whopping 5000-7000 calories on the 25th December alone – yikes!
With this in mind, an excellent way to help offset the damage of overindulging is high intensity training or HIIT. If you’re looking for a solution to the energy you’ve stored away, this workout from Protein World is a good way to get back on track with your training and kick start the New Year.
-The workout takes 20 minutes
-Complete these exercises in order and repeat four times
-Work for 40 seconds & rest for 20 seconds in between exercises
Burpees From a standing position, lower your body downwards placing your hands on the floor.
Kick both legs out straight behind you into a straight arm plank position.
From here, bring both legs back in towards the chest placing your feet flat on the ground.
Using your arms, thrust your body upwards into a jump to complete one rep.
Jump Lunges Step into a lunge with right leg forward.
Explode upwards and alternate legs.
Land in same lunge position with left leg forward.
Shoulder Taps Starting in straight arm high plank.
Keeping your body straight, tap your left hand on your right shoulder.
Alternate this movement with opposite arm.
High Knees Forward Punch Starting in a neutral position, bring one knee up as close to your chest as possible and punch out opposite arm to leg.
Drop it back down and repeat on the other side.
Repeat as quickly as possible keeping your knees as high as you can.
Twisting Plank Starting in a low plank, dip your hip to the ground and bring back to centre.
Repeat on other side.