Hello everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from Becky Harris who writes for U-Pack.
Do you want more muscle and less fat by the end of spring? Just going to the gym and doing some cardio isn’t going to cut it. However, there are seven powerful, calorie-burning programs available that you can use in your own living room. Be aware that most of these programs are rather intense, so you should be able to do at least an hour of cardio to perform these most of these exercises.
Perhaps the hardest workout routine ever put on a DVD, Insanity promises to change your body in 60 days. There is a lot of jumping, running in place, plyometrics and pushups. Most programs are about an hour and you will be sweating buckets by the end of those 60 minutes. Many people have a hard time just getting through the warm-up, but if you can do that, then the rest should be just fine.
Similar to the Insanity workout routine, this one is very intense and involves a lot of jumping and plyometrics. However, this workout routine focuses a lot on weight training, too. The P90X program lasts for 90 days and each one is more grueling than the last. This is meant only for seasoned athletes, so make sure you can stand doing an hour of intense movements before getting this program. However, if you can survive it, your body will be completely different when the program is finished.
3) Zumba Fitness
Though this program is rigorous, the sessions aren’t nearly as intense as the other two programs. This workout routine is fun and focuses on exercise moves that emulate dancing. This cardio program can be fun and challenging, so even people new to working out can benefit from this program. This is also great if you love dancing or dance music.
4) 10 Minute Trainer
Headed by Tony Horton, the 10 Minute Trainer is a somewhat intense workout that focuses on working different sections of your body, creating an overall muscle confusion effect. This is similar to the P90X program, which Tony Horton also instructs, but it only lasts 10 minutes, so it is much easier for people to pick up and start out with. Whether you want to tone up by the end of spring or maintain your body, this program is great for training your body.
This cardio and interval training program lasts for 90 days and it is incredibly intense. Despite that, this DVD is made to embrace beginners and the advanced because there is a training period at the onset that will help acclimate your body to the workouts. If you really want to burn those calories away, then this is definitely one of the best programs around. Just try it out and you will have a completely new body by the summer.
6) Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells
It’s no secret that kettlebells are one of the best exercising aids in the world. They building functional strength like pushups and chinups and the kettlebells are able to increase lean muscle mass like dumbbells and barbells. This DVD will help you learn several great exercises with kettlebells and the routine will work your entire body, so you will feel the burn while building muscle and losing fat.
7) Complete Physique 57 Workout Kit
This workout set comes with its own exercise ball and it will help sculpt your body regardless of your present level of fitness. A very calm and soothing workout program, this routine will help every muscle in your body get toned and ripped. Not only that, but this routine is great for helping your agility, flexibility and stability. If you are new to working out, then this program may be exactly what you need.
Getting fit for the spring and summer months isn’t all that difficult, you just need to find a routine or program you like and stick with it. These programs can help you whether you are just starting a workout routine, or if you are looking to shred the last of fat you have. So, pick one up, start working out and you will see just how great these programs can be for you.
About the Author:
Becky Harris is the head copywriter for U-Pack moving companies.