Do these moves thrice a week for best results. By Estelle Low
Once thought to be less of a workout than cardio exercises, strength training is a mainstay in fitness routines now, thanks to plenty of research on its benefits. High calorie burn and weight loss are just some of them.
Plus, getting #strongnotskinny is the new thing. (Also read: Top Fitness Trends in 2017)
We ask Tia-Clair Toomey, an Australian weightlifter and Olympian who’s also a Reebok CrossFit athlete, for five strength training exercises everyone should do. (Scroll to the bottom for the video!)
These moves aren’t a walk in the park, but they will train you in many ways: strength, endurance and power. You’ll be firing up the major muscles all at once!
And did we mention: The more muscles you work, the more calories you burn during and AFTER the workout? Now we’re talking.
Every move has at least two levels: an easier and a harder version. Pick the one that you can do continuously in good form!
Whether you’re an active person or couch potato, you’ll feel firmer and fitter after a few sessions!
The plan: For each move, do as many reps as possible in 40 seconds, resting 20 seconds in between. Do three sets on alternate days.
You’ll need: A kettlebell or dumbbell and/or a medicine ball, plus a sturdy box.
Workout duration: 15 minutes