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Tips for staying fit this summer

By Darren O'Toole | In Fitness, Health, Outdoor, Workout | on July 15, 2017

Summer is a time for a little rest and relaxation, perhaps even a little indulgence. However, this doesn’t mean that all of your fitness needs to fall by the wayside.

Tip 1: Start a day with a pint of water and a power walk

Working out on an empty stomach will require the body to utilise fat stores as an energy source. This needs to be at an intensity that is enough to be a little out of breathe and last a minimum of 30mins. However, think of the positives – you get to explore your holiday destination on your walks.

Tip 2: Swim

The summer allows for enjoyment of outdoor pools and the sea so embrace them. However, rather than splash about, attempt to do 10mins of quality swimming every time you enter the water. Across a day, this low-impact form of training is likely to have burnt a host of calories.

Tip 3: Fit in one HIT workout per week

Adding a minimum of one high intensity workout will keep your fitness ticking over and your metabolism firing. A workout of just 20mins is likely to have your body burning fuel at a higher rate for a couple of hours to come. Here is one for you below.

Mountain climbers

Press ups

Squat jumps

Squat thrusts

High knee sprints

Ab crunches

T dips

Alternate lunges

Plank to press

Burpees

Perform each exercise for 45s and have 15s rest before moving onto the next. Complete all exercises before having a rest for 3mins. Then repeat.

Enjoy! 

 

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High intensity workouts

If you are short of time and want to fit quick-fire but effective workouts into your lifestyle, then high intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts are perfect. They torch fat, raise metabolism and have you buzzing for the rest of the day. Here are three different workouts which you can crack on with on your evenings and weekends to prep you for the upcoming summer.

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