Getting fit doesn’t have to be tougher than beating your nephew at a game of chess… he’s the next Bobby Fischer, I swear! Just like eating clean, getting fit takes discipline and a workout routine that’s easy to follow. Here is that routine.
This four-step routine is divided into four different exercises, with each one consisting of 10 or 20 repetitions. After completing all four exercises, repeat the full routine another 3 times, adding up to 4 sets in total. If the routine feels too difficult, reduce the number of reps, but not the number of sets. If the routine feels too easy, feel free to add more reps or sets. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Quick Fitness: Burpees
If you don’t know what burpees are, then let’s first clear something up. Burpees are NOT the result of drinking too much soda; burpees are a form of exercise that will have you on the floor and in the air quicker than you can say, “Betty”. See? Do 10 of these per set.
Quick Fitness: Sit-Ups
Who hasn’t done sit-ups before? It’s the ‘go-to’ exercise when you’re trying to lose belly fat. Make sure that you keep your chin off your chest and your arms by your sides or on your chest. Don’t swing your arms! Each set should have between 10 to 20 repetitions, but if you find that it’s too easy, just add a few more.
Quick Fitness: Push-Ups
“Drop and give me 50!” Okay, you don’t really have to, but push-ups are the military-assigned muscle builder. If it’s too difficult to push yourself up with straight legs, you can put your knees on the floor, but the most important thing is to keep your back straight and not arched or dipped. Each time you rise, make sure to lock your elbows and keep your head facing forward. Do 10 to 20 reps.
Quick Fitness: Mountain Climbers
For this one you don’t really have to get a backpack and your hiking gear, but you can get ready for a burning sensation in your tummy. Bring each leg, one at at time, to your opposite elbow. Make sure to keep your arms straight and your head facing forward. And just like all exercises, breathe. Move left leg to right elbow, right leg to left elbow, until you’ve counted 20; 10 for each side.
When You’re Finished
When you’ve done all four sets (16 exercises), you will indeed be finished in more than one way. On the off chance that you have more energy, jam in another set. Remember to drink water once you’re done. You don’t have to do this quick fitness routine every day, but keep this up and be prepared to be fit in no time!