Fitness moves that supermodels do

There is no magic to exercise: you get what you put in. In other words, the more you sweat, the better results you will see. However, this does not imply that you have to work out for hours every day. It means you need to work smart on your fitness moves.

According to the experts, not all exercises have the same impact on your physique. It depends upon our body type and some are more effective than others. Some are developed to warm up the entire body while others are designed to work on core muscles of targeted parts of the body. For instance, crunches work best on abs and stomach while lunges tone the thighs and butt. Hence, it is always recommended to add variety to your workout. This will help you burn more calories. Even this is what model fitness regimen includes.

  1. Interval Training
  2. Walking
  3. Squats
  4. Lunges

So, what are the best exercises to perform? In this article, we have compiled some of the active fitness moves that supermodels do and are easy to accomplish.

 

1. Interval Training

Whether you are an exercise veteran or a beginner, an aerobic/Zumba dancer or a walker, adding the interval training not just help you lose weight. Also, it will boost your fitness level.

No matter what exercise you are performing if you are including the variation in the pace throughout the workout will stimulate the aerobic system. Now, pay attention to this, "you will burn more calories when your aerobic system has more power, and this can be achieved when you do interval sessions.”

The way to power up the aerobic system is to push the pace or intensity for 2-3 minutes, then return to average pace for 5-10 minutes. This time duration depends on how long your total workout will be.

 

  • Stationary Bike using Tabata Protocol
  • 100 meter walk back sprint
  • Sprint and Lunge combination
  • Countdown jump rope

 

2. Walking

According to the fitness specialist, brisk walking for an hour can burn 500 calories. And, you need to know for an average person losing one pound means shedding 3500 calories.

It is advisable that beginners should start by walking 10-15 minutes and gradually increase the duration up to at least 30-40 minutes per session.

 

Some simple tips for walking faster

  • Always maintain a good posture. Look forward and walk tall. Keep your head up and chin level.
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed and chest raised.
  • Tighten your buttocks and back as well as tilt your pelvis slightly forward.
  • Cup your hands gently, bend your arms slightly to 90 degrees and swing your arms back and forth just as you are marching.
  • Take a rhythmic and deep breath to get the right amount of oxygen in your body. Do not breath with mouth open.

 

3. Squats

Once you get used to an active lifestyle now is the time to start the strength exercise to tone your muscles and grow your stamina. Moreover, to burn more calories, it is essential to have more muscle fitness.

Model fitness experts recommend to include such strength training exercises that target multiple groups of muscles. Hence, the following types of squats should be involved in your workout regime:

  • Jump Squat
  • Body-weight Squat
  • Wide-stance barbell squat
  • Pistol Squat
  • Goblet Squat
  • Braced Squat

Beginner's Tip - One can start by adequately getting in and out of the chair hence, maintaining the correct posture.

 

4. Lunges

The lunge is an excellent exercise as it works on the major muscles of our body. Like squats lunges works on hamstrings, quadriceps, and gluteals. However, lunges are a little bit more advanced than squats that also helps to improve the balance.

Pro Tip - Keeping your spine in a neutral position then take a big step forward. Focussing on keeping the body weight on back toes, bend the forward foot knee for approximately 90 degrees, while dropping the knee of back leg on the floor.

 

Here are 10 simple Lunge variations which you can perform as a beginer

  • Lunge with rear leg raise
  • Reverse Lunge
  • Curtsy Lunge
  • Lateral Lunge
  • Alternating lateral lunge
  • Reverse Lunge and kick
  • Clock lunge
  • Body weight lunge
  • Walking Lunge
  • Walking dumbbell lunge

These are some of the many fitness exercises that models do. However, before initiating any strength training, it is essential to consult a professional trainer to avoid any injuries.

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