The cold, dark, and all too tempting to stay in bed winter days, are the days of the year to test our commitment to exercise. However, winter also tends to drop our metabolism and core body temperature, meaning we need exercise to fight off sluggishness and extra body fat.
Our Fitness expert at Chirag Rana Fitness in Panipat, recommends each one to avoid big weight fluctuations in winter, and offers five easy ways to make the most of your winter workout time. According to him, “getting out of the warm house and braving the cold is half the challenge won. The key then is to keep your workouts fresh to maintain motivation”.
People who are determinedly using the covered up winter months to work on summer bodies, the easiest and most effective exercises are squats. Try to do 3-4 sets at least once or twice a week and add variations if you can. Add weighted barbell or kettle bell for an extra challenge.
With clock by your side, do one push up on the first minute, two on the second minute and three on the third and so on, for as long as possible. In fitness studio in Panipat, people challenge their workout buddy to keep each other motivated as rest periods get shorter.
Turn up the incline from usual treadmill warm-up to hill jog and try getting your heart rate and core temperature up.With 30 seconds in, up your inclination. Keep doing this for as many levels as you can.
Bike will give you a workout that’s less demanding. Beat the winter woes and refresh your workout playlists with some upbeat songs to keep your energy up while cycling.
Burpees offer quick and full body workout and are not as tough as they sound. If you need a break between sets of the traditional move (stand, squat, push-up, jumping jack), try an easier version in-between by eliminating the push-up. And if you’re looking for an extra challenge, try switching the jumping jack to a high-knee jump.