Work your entire body at home with these two (yes, just two!) killer workout moves from personal trainer Jeff Kloepping.
Lockdown fatigue has been affecting a large percentage of the nation. The mundane routine as well as a lack of movement and interaction can make us all feel a bit deflated sometimes, but the best way to give yourself a mental boost is to get moving.
Jeff Kloepping is an international fitness coach working virtually with clients throughout lockdown to boost their energy levels. Jeff has recommended two popular home exercises that will work many body parts and get your heart rate racing.
‘Sitting at a desk all day can be draining,’ says Jeff, ‘especially when you’re in the comfort of your home. It’s really easy to get out on your lunch break or after work and give some really simple exercises a go.
‘The best way to get energised is to get your heart rate up with a HIIT workout. There are great moves for getting your heart rate up, which will burn some calories, get your blood flowing, and will in turn release endorphins leaving you feeling great when you’re finished.
If you don’t have any cardio equipment at home, you could try jogging on the spot or dancing energetically, and Jeff has also recommended these two moves to raise your heart rate. Try doing them for one minute each – do burpees and then move onto mountain climbers without a break, then have a 30 second rest in between the moves before doing another two sets.
A full body exercise that works your arms, chest, thighs, glutes, hamstrings and abs.
Jeff says: ‘Not only does this burst of energy get your body moving full power but this move is also great for fat burning. Begin in the standing position and sit into the squat position with your hands on the floor. Shoot both feet back into the press up position and back in again, finishing with a straight jump.’
A surefire way to raise your heart rate, this exercise works nearly every muscle group, including shoulders, biceps, triceps, chest, side muscles, abdominals, thighs, hamstrings and hip abductors.
Jeff says: ‘Another exercise that is great during lockdown when you don’t have a lot of space, is mountain climbers. They will really get your heart rate pumping with just some simple movement. Start in the press up position, shoulder width apart. Simply bend one leg, aiming to get your knee in-between your arms and return back to the start position. Continue to alternate your legs for 50+ reps, concentrating on keeping your core braced and keep your hips from bouncing up and down.’