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When the sun comes out and you come out of winter hibernation, you realize winter hasn’t been kind to your body. At all. You start frantically looking for workouts that will shed that winter flab in a hurry.

Look no further. Your answer is right here.

Using a combination of high intensity strength/cardiovascular training, commonly referred to as metabolic training will get your body shedding that unwanted fat.

This type of training is not for the faint of heart. Your heart will be pounding, you’ll be sweating and you’ll be out of breath and feeling very uncomfortable --all the ingredients for getting skin ready for spring.

You have been warned.

INSTRUCTIONS

You will train 3 days a week (with a rest day in between each workout) alternating between workouts A, B and C. Each workout will start with a core, followed by a power move (both done for time) and then strength training.

The strength training portion has 3 rounds with 2 exercises in each round. You will alternate between exercise A & B (repetitions specified) and do has many as possible in 5 minutes. Take rest between exercises if needed.

Afterwards, rest 2 minutes and move into round 2. Complete round 2, rest 2 minutes and move into round 3.

Each exercise has a video link if you’re unfamiliar. Let’s go!

Workout A

Core

Mountain Climbers 10 seconds work/ 5 seconds rest. 5 rounds.

Power

Jump squats. 15 seconds work/ 30 seconds rest. 5 rounds

Strength

ROUND 1

1 A. Goblet squat – 8 reps

1 B. Romanian deadlift- 8 reps

Rest 2 minutes

ROUND 2

2A- Overhead reverse lunge- 6 reps each leg

2B Renegade row - 6 reps with each arm

(You can do this on your knees too)

Rest 2 minutes

ROUND 3

3A Inverted row 12 reps

3B Dumbbell bench press 12 reps

Done.

WORKOUT B

CORE

Reverse crunches 10 sec work/ 5 sec rest- 5 rounds

Rest 90 seconds

POWER

Jumping jacks, 15 seconds work/30 seconds rest. 5 rounds

Rest 90 sec

STRENGTH

ROUND 1

1A. Front Squat 8 reps

1B. Sumo Squat 8 reps

Rest 2min

ROUND 2

2A Single arm push press - 8 reps

2B Single arm lawnmower rows- 8 reps

Rest 2 minutes

ROUND 3

3A Dumbbell hammer curls– 12 reps

3B Dumbbell triceps extensions- 12 reps

Done.

WORKOUT C

CORE

Cross body mountain climbers. 10 seconds work. 5 seconds rest- 5 rounds

Rest 90 sec

POWER

Dumbbell swings- 50 reps

Rest 90 seconds

STRENGTH

ROUND 1

1A. Incline dumbbell press- 10 reps

1B Romanian dumbbell deadlifts- 10 reps

Rest 2 min

ROUND 2

2A Squat to row - 6 reps

2B Overhead forward lunge- 6 reps on each leg

Rest 2min

ROUND 3

3A. Single arm dumbbell row – 12 reps each arm

3B. Push-ups 12 reps

Do this routine for 4 weeks to give your body the kick start you've been looking for. Your waistline will thank you.

As for you, you can thank me later.

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