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8 (surprisingly easy) ways to get your body working harder
Are you after super-simple ways to take your workout to the next body-challenging level? Here are a few surprisingly easy ways to get your body working harder.
When you’re walking or swimming and try to cover more kilometres (or even micro-kilometres) or laps in the same amount of time each day.
When swimming (yes, they’re not just for keeping kiddies afloat). Swim a few laps holding a board and focus on kicking your legs and butt as hard as you can underwater to help get you on track to luscious legs.
And don’t just train with them. By trying to achieve the best times, both you and your workout buddy can compete with each other, not just with yourselves.
Find some hills or stairs – and you shouldn’t stop there! Add an incline bench when you’re pumping some weights and put one foot on a step when you’re squatting and lunging for a more intense workout.
This will up the tempo of your walk as well as work out your glutes, hamstrings and calves.
Challenge your muscles and improve your strength. Remember, the reps you do in weight-lifting should be challenging in order for you to make the most of your workout.
It doesn’t have to be an exercise bike or TRX Suspension Trainer – a medicine ball or 1kg weights can boost the intensity of your workout.