A fat burning workout can help you get your fitness back in order with the start of the year. I always like to get things started with a reset, especially after the holiday season. I kept myself greatly under control – though not entirely – around Christmas, but it’s still good to make a fresh start.
Obviously, no fat burning workout is going to make up for a month of overeating and failing to keep up with any exercises at all. That said, I like to focus on one specifically chosen for burning excess fat to help return me to where I was before the holidays began.
The Fat Burning Workout for Beer Drinkers
One of the tools I used in designing my post-holiday fat burning workout was by looking at exercises chosen for beer drinkers. The reason is that beer has a low nutrient density in that it contains high calories, lots of carbs, but not a lot of nutritional benefit. Drinking it for a span of time can cause rapid weight gain, just like most holiday foods. After all, it’s called a beer belly for a reason.
Workouts to help people who love beer to be able to do so without building a belly are also great for overcoming the holidays. This type of fat burning workout is just what I’ll be following throughout January.
What Goes Into My Fat Burning Workout?
Here’s what goes into my fat burning workout to help get past what I ate during the holidays.
- Push ups – I do 15 reps of regular standard push-ups from a plank position with hands shoulder-width apart.
- Reverse lunges – I do 10 reps for each leg. It starts with standing straight with feet hip-width apart. Next, take a long step backward until the knees each make a right angle. Then, use the front leg to pull back up to standing again. I like to do this with hand weights to boost the challenge.
- Salute planks – I do 8 reps for each side. With core and glutes tight, raise a hand to salute position and hold for five seconds, then switch sides.
- Mountain climbers – I do this for 30 seconds. This starts in push-up position, tighten the core. Without raising your hips, run your feet as quickly as you can, bringing your knees toward your chest.
- Hip bridges – I do 15 reps of these. Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Pushing down through your heels and squeezing your glutes, raise your hips off the floor. Use your core, legs and glutes to perform this exercise, not your lower back.