After years of working, I developed a sedentary lifestyle, accompanied with excessive eating, lack of time to exercise and not-so disciplined mindset. Sadly, I gained weight more than I expected.
Only a couple of months ago, when I, together with fiance, Cristelle of GirlandBoyThing, started working out. Gladly, there has been good development in terms of weight loss.
For those asking me, I just tell them that proper diet and exercise are the key to regaining back control of your body, and of your weight.
But many tell me, “I don’t have the same freedom on time like you.”
Well, I get their point, because, I came from that state before that even if you want to exercise, your body just can’t because most of the time, you’re stressed from work. And instead of working out, you just might hit the sack and get as much sleep as you can, thinking that hours of rest is just THE way to be healthy.
Here is what I learned recently from Sports and Fitness Science Specialist Jim Saret, that in just four minutes per day, you can actually burn as many calories as you can, no matter how busy you are.
Honestly, if I heard this from someone else, I would be just laughing. But hearing it straight from a fitness coach, now popular for his stint in training obese Filipinos in The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition, so I just listened.
Anyone can do it, no matter what the age, gender, work and even place where you are, you can do this 4-minute-routine that can burn calories more than you think.
Coach Jim Saret explained that the exercises in the routine is what he calls “Metafit Challenge.” The routine promotes better metabolism for the body, that even after the four minutes of exercises, your body still keeps on going and burning the calories.
Here are the exercises for the 4-Minute-Workout:
- 10 Reps Jumping Jacks
- 10 Reps Squats
- 10 Reps Push-ups
- 10 Reps Lunges (each leg)
The four exercises complete one (1) set of the routine. Make as many sets as you can in four minutes. At exactly four minutes, you stop. Whether your finish or not on your set. Then, you can do anything after that.
Remember, to adjust to the level of difficulty. The best thing is “to listen” to your body. The level of difficulty depends on the person working out. What might be easy for some, might be hard on some already.
Do alternatives or variations on the exercises.
With this four minute routine, you burn as much calories in less time and you workout many muscle groups as you can.
As for me who working out on a gym, I am going to add these routines to my regimen.
How about you, what you have discovered lately on workout? Or have you done any workouts lately?