Blast Fat with your Bestie
MODELS JESS BLAIR & SHARNA BENDER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DALLAS OLSEN
Challenge your fitness sister to zap calories with you!
IT’S A KNOWN FACT THAT WHEN YOU WORKOUT WITH A FRIEND, YOU ARE MORE COMMITTED TO THE WORKOUT AND FIND EXTRA MOTIVATION AS YOU MATCH YOUR FRIENDS’ HARD WORK.
By basing your friendship on healthy activities and working out together frequently, your relationship will grow positively. That way the time you spend together won’t involve activities that are not in line with yours or your besties’ goals i.e. late nights out drinking or junk food binges at home.
If you don’t know what your besties’ health and fitness goals are, it’s time to ask! Sharing your goals will help the both of you to remain accountable and stay on track. To help your bestie reach her goals try giving our ultimate fat-blaster circuit a go! This workout is perfect for two as one friend will start with Sharna’s moves andthe other will start with Jess’ moves and then you swap to complete a total body fat blast.
To start, stand a leg’s-length away from a bench with one foot on top of the padding behind you. Lunge down by bending your front knee, making sure it doesn’t go past your toes. Then push through your front heel to return to the starting position and repeat.
Do 20 reps on each leg, one leg at a time.
Hop over bench
Standing on one side of a bench, lean forward and grasp its sides. Bend your knees slightly and then propel yourself over the bench. Your arms should be straight and your shoulders should be directly over your wrists. Hop up high enough to clear your feet as you lift your hips up and over the bench. As soon as you land, jump back to the original side for one rep. Perform these as quickly as possible to increase your heart rate.
Do 10 to 12 reps.
This is similar to a burpee, but instead of standing up after each rep, in this high-intensity move your hands never leave the floor. Begin by squatting down into a tuck position with your hands on the floor beneath your shoulders. Jump both feet behind you to a push-up position and then immediately jump them back to the tuck. Move your feet very fast back and forth to keep your heart rate up, while keeping the arms straight and shoulders over the wrists.
Do 10 to 20 reps.
One-arm bench twist
Begin in a push-up position with your feet on a bench. Keep your body straight and abs contracted. Lift your right arm off the ground and then slowly twist toward the right while bringing your arm straight up toward the ceiling. Let your head follow your arm to keep your neck in the proper position. Slowly return your arm to the ground, switch hands and repeat on the other side.
Do 8 to 10 reps on each side.
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