My older brother recently asked me if I would be able to suggest some exercises for him to “get rid of his belly” and to define his chest, back and arms. Not a completely random question, I’m a qualified personal trainer. Rather than just rattle off a whole bunch of exercises that he won’t remember to do – or have any idea how to do them – I decided to do one better and write up an exercise program for him. (As well as popping by his house to show him how it’s done)
Since I was in the process of writing up a program for him, I thought I may as well write one for my readers too! I’ve attached a basic, beginners exercise program. It’s designed to be short and sharp, only 30 minutes in total and easy to do at home, in the gym or outdoors.
It is so incredibly important to exercise regularly – 3 times a week for maintenance and up to 5 or 6 times a week for fat loss. Especially if you have a bit of a sweet tooth like me and regularly indulge in cupcakes.
So I don’t want to hear any excuses or whinging “But Eleanor, I don’t have any dumbbells, oh well I guess I can’t do it…”
Yes, you most certainly can! Can. Can? Can-can? Yes! CANS!!! As in, go to the cupboard and take out some cans. Cans of beans, cans of tomatoes, whatever! You can use them as weights. And as you get stronger, you can move onto the hard stuff. Water Bottles.
Click the following link for the PDF: Exercise Program
I am working on visual images to guide you through the exercises. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, comments or requests!