My name is Siobhan Byrne. Over the years I've gotten many well-known faces in shape and now it's your turn. Over the next four weeks I'm going to show you how you can get into great shape using effective bodyweight workouts at high intensity. These workouts, along with a balanced, controlled eating plan will shed those extra pounds and give you a toned, fit physique.
he Fit January plan is a maintainable workout plan that you can do in the comfort of your own home. These workouts have been developed in Bodybyrne to keep the heart rate high while effectively working the muscles and burning maximum calories.
We are going to work on a rep range of 20 with a break after each round. The exercises that I have chosen for you this week are prisoner squats, split squats, push up, side plank, burpee and reverse lunge.
We are going to aim for eight sets, resting for 20 seconds after the first set, 25 seconds on the second set, 30 seconds on the third set, resting for a maximum of 30 seconds until the eighth set is complete.
'Our goal throughout this workout is to keep the heart rate high without compromising on the form of the exercise to get the best benefit from it.
If you are a beginner and can't manage the full eight sets, that is fine, build it up over the weeks and remember if you are new to exercise take it easy and always seek your doctor's advice before commencing a new exercise or food plan.
Make sure you warm up first, a light run or jog on the spot with some high knees and arm rotations is sufficient. This workout is extremely flexible so whether you struggle for time in the morning or evening, get it in when it suits you.
I always find that working out first thing in the morning is a great way to start you day. It can also help keep you focused on healthy foods throughout the day but that's not the case for everybody. Use this workout when it suits you and remember the only workout you will ever regret is the one you don't do.
What to do this week
Cardio - Run, walk or interval sprint.
Fit January workout.