When you’re working at losing body fat it’s key to maintain as much muscle as possible. Sure, having firm toned muscles looks good. But muscle is the most metabolically active of all the tissues in our body. Which means the more muscle we maintain, the more calories we burn – even at rest. Pretty cool, right?
And if that wasn’t enough, having strong, well functioning muscles plays a key role in keeping our joints healthy and minimizing joint aches and pains.
With that in mind this mini circuit is designed to help you maintain your muscle in 3 basic (but not easy!) moves
a1. Box jumps x8
a2. Pull Up x8
a3. Push Up x8
Rest 60 seconds then repeat the circuit for 3-4 total sets
Use a power band on the pull ups to assist if you struggle to make the 8 reps
Build up to 10 repetitions on each exercise over the next couple of weeks. When you manage 10 reps on each exercise, you could…
– increase the box height for box jumps
– hold a weight between your knees for pull ups
– elevate your feet on a low step for the push ups