Grab a gym partner and off you go!
You'll have spent most of your time recently thinking about exams and deadlines, but keep in mind that summer is just around the corner...
Meaning it's time to get that summer bod!
It doesn't matter whether you're trying to lose weight, tone up or improve your fitness, exercising regularly will help and some things are just better shared. Working out with a partner has a lot of benefits and it's more fun than hitting the treadmill alone.
Whoever you go to the gym with, we have the inspiration you need to get you through revision and maybe summer too.
If you want to workout with your boyfriend/girlfriend: As the saying goes, 'couples that train together, stay together' so time to drag your partner to the gym! Working out will seriously improve your mood and once you both start seeing results, that will be enough motivation alone. Just try to keep the PDA's to a minimum, maybe?
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I’m always looking to collaborate with others who are working to elevate themselves and those around them.📶👍🏿 ___ I met Fabiana (@fabiana_ferrarini) this week and learned that this wife, mother of 2, and kind spirited hustler was all about sharing personal development and growth tools with the women she serves.💁🏽♀️ With that energy I couldn’t help but ask her to join me in putting together this total-body circuit! 🤝 ___ Follow this format: work for :40 and rest for :15. Complete each exercise before repeating for 3️⃣ total rounds!🎖 ___ Can you guess which she suggested and which are my go-to moves?🤔 ___ Tag a partner and follow my Philly sweat companion Fabiana Ferrarini (@fabiana_ferrarini) for more inspiration. 💯🔥 ___ 🎧Big Pun - It’s So Hard ___ #Philly #Chicago #LA #hotelworkout #sls #glutebridge #chestpress #vsit #broadjump #highknees #bicepcurls #lunges #situps #burpees #inclinepress #LetsGetUgly #GideonAkande #wegotgoals #getfitwithgiddy
If you want a spotting partner: If you're all about getting those gains then you'll spend most of your time at the weight or squat rack, right? You will need to keep pushing yourself if you want to progress and that's where a gym partner comes in - they can spot you to help you lift a heavier weight than you're used to so that you complete the rep.
Who should I watch on YouTube? Have you heard of #SwenchGang? It's a group of athletes who are all into fitness and sometimes compete in bodybuilding competitions too. Troy Hemus and Scott Swench both vlog their workouts!
If you want to workout from home: There isn't always the need to go to the gym, most of the time you can do it from home. Ask your workout buddy to come to yours and you can follow different exercises from home, just make sure you've got enough space! You'll save cash and it means you have no excuses, unfortunately...
Who should I watch on YouTube? Runtastic Fitness posts lots of different partner workout ideas and most of them don't require a gym membership or any equipment.
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🍑 LOW IMPACT GLUTE WORK 🍑 ⠀ I won’t every bitch at you for not getting your workout in, or make you feel bad if you need a break. But, I will push and encourage you, I won’t let you quit, and I definitely won’t allow your excuses to stop you from reaching your goals. ⠀ My inbox likes to fill up with a ton of people who “want” to get in shape but they have an injury- most of the time it’s knee pain. Ladies, you do not need to do squats and jumping lunges to grow your booty! BUTT, you do need to work it more than you work your excuses (see what I did there). ⠀ Here’s 9 exercises that you can do (right from home). Add weights and bands if you are feeling frisky! Pick your top ones and perform 4-5 sets, for 12-20 reps, or go crazy and do all of them. Ps. this is only part one, I’ve got another full video with more ideas - stay tuned. ⠀ Frog Pumps: feet together Hydrant to Kick-out Kneeling Squat Donkey Kick Elevated Single Leg Bridge Fire Hydrant: squeeze at the top Glute Bridge Leg Lift: keep leg straight Walk Outs: step each foot out and back in ⠀ Who’s getting their glute pump on tonight while they watch their favorite show or in the backyard while the kiddos play? cc: @jess.nadine.c
If you need any other ideas, Greatist has a variety of different things you can try and see what works best for you.
Exam season can be a stressful time but that doesn't mean you have to neglect your health. It's important that you always make time for exercising even it's only 20 minutes every other day. It'll help with revision too because you'll really wake your brain up! Taking regular breaks from revision will help you study more effectively so why not get some exercise in?
If you have a gym partner, you get to catch up and take your mind off studying too!
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