The Fast Winter Workout That Torches Fat
Start the day off right with this routine that trims, tones, and burns off stress in minutes
Boost Your Metabolism
Our secret for preventing weight gain during the busy holiday season: multitasking body-weight moves that combine cardio and strength training for a metabolism-revving workout you can do anywhere. (Coupled with our tips on how to prevent winter weight gain, of course.) “Incorporating exercises that require multiple muscles boosts heart rate and burns more calories in less time,” says Jarett Perelmutter, owner and head trainer at Brick Sport Performance Training in Los Angeles and the creator of this routine.
To perform: Do each move for 1 minute. Without sacrificing form, complete as many reps as possible. Rest for 20 seconds after each exercise. If you’re up for the challenge, perform the entire circuit 3 or 4 times.
Stand with feet slightly more than hip-width apart, hands behind head, and elbows out. Squat, pushing hips back and bending at knees; keep chest upright and knees behind toes (A). Push off floor and jump as high as possible (B), immediately lowering into next squat.