Christmas is nearly here, which means one thing… A BIG Christmas Dinner is on the way. We all love to pig out at Christmas so we’ve put together our own 12 Days of Exercise to help get you fighting fit to take on the mountain (of food!)
Day 1 – The Plank
The plank is an absolute staple of any workout routine that is accessible to most people due to the low-impact nature of the movement. It can also be modified to make it easier if you struggle to get started as well as change the length of time under tension. This movement will target your entire core, helping you to stay balanced during a range of other movements and in general life. For instance, the Squat requires a strong core and back to perform properly. Get started today with this movement and we’ll have a New Year New You fitness plan for you in the new year, incorporating all of our 12 days of Christmas movements.
Day 2 – The Bicep Curl
It’s day 2 of the 12 Days of Exercise 💪 Today we have the humble bicep curl. Get those arms ready to lift the all-important Christmas turkey with this exercise. Theres nothing worse than pullng your turkey out of the oven and finding your arms just couldn’t take the weight, Christmas can be ruined in an instant 😅 today we make sure that will never happen again 💪
Day 3 – The Squat
It’s day 3 of 12 days of Fitness! Today we’ve got an absolute monster of a movement, the Squat!!!! If you are able, the squat should make up a big part of your overall programme.
This move will help keep your core strong and prepare you for that big Christmas plate!
Day 4 – Push Up
Day 4’s 12 days of exercise! The mighty Push-Up, we’ve had a lot of experience with this one during the Cancer Research UK challenge, but this move targets so many muscles it can’t be missed. Use this for your chest, arms and core to enhance your overall strength and stability.
Day 5 – Tricep Dips
It’s day 5 of the 12 days of exercise!
Today we’ve got the tricep dip, following on from yesterdays push up this one will take those triceps to new heights! Everyone focusses on the biceps, but remember the tricep is 2/3rds of the upper arm, so a bigger tricep will make your overall arms much bigger and more impressive. Get those triceps working today.
Day 6 – Rows
We’re at the halfway point now, it’s day 6 of the 12 days of Exercise! Today we’ve got the Row on display, a beauty of an exercise which targets most of the muscles in your upper body with extra emphasis on your back muscles. Not only will this help you gain muscle but also acts as a great fat burner and general cardio exercise.
Day 7 – Seated Shoulder Press
We’ve made it to day 7 of the 12 days of exercise!
Today we’re targetting the shoulders
strong shoulders are essential not only to help you look great, but help with posture and staying pain free. This movement is a very safe way to keep those shoulders healthy and balance your body.
Day 8 – Hip Thrust
We’re onto Day 8 of the 12 days of exercise! Today we’ve got hip raises on the cards. This one will get your core in tip-top shape for that turkey!
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