4 Workouts to Keep You Active through Fall and Winter
You may have been devoted to your workouts all summer long, but with cooler weather just around the corner, how will your exercise program fare? The good news is with a little bit of planning and creativity, you can easily transition your fitness regimen to the cooler months of the year. Check out these four workouts to keep you active throughout the fall and winter months this year.
This workout may not be new, but the benefits of kickboxing sessions cannot be beat. You will burn all the calories you need, plus you will light up the muscle so the fat burning in your body accelerates. This fitness program also effectively tones your entire body with every workout and gives you the perfect outlet to work off your stress of those long days indoors. At the same time, you will learn some valuable self-defense tools to give you confidence in any situation.
These high-intensity workouts combine a variety of explosive moves to get the blood pumping and the body in high gear. In addition to lighting up the muscle and building lean muscle mass, these workouts may serve to promote good bone health as well. The cardio workout is good for the heart muscle, while the moves will tone every inch of your body. If you can’t find a class in your area, Insanity workouts and other types of plyometric workouts are available on DVD for home use.
Take your cardio and your strength training to the next level by combining them into a single kettlebell workout. These cast iron weights are much more than muscle builders – they are a full body workout that provides maximum intensity with lower risk of injury. Workouts are safe for any age and fitness level and may provide additional benefit to those that suffer from back or joint pain. All you need is a single kettlebell and a bit of time two or three times a week to sculpt a sweater-ready body. Want to kick it up a notch? Kettlebells come in a variety of weights that allow you to progress as you trim and tone.
The StrongBoard balance board is a relatively new piece of workout equipment that is taking the fitness world by storm. This apparatus consists of two platforms connected by four springs and can be used to ramp up just about any floor exercise. The board is appropriate for any fitness level and is even used in some rehabilitation programs by physical therapists and sports trainers. When you add the balance board to any of your typical floor workouts, you up your benefits in terms of strength, balance and toning with every workout session.
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