If you’re getting all geared up for the Valentine’s Day holiday, chances are you’re thinking of what you can do to look your best for your sweetie on the night of your big date.
Spending a bit of time in the gym, focusing on firming up your muscles and burning off a bit of fat is the best approach to take and when coupled with a good diet plan will definitely get you the results you’re after.
The key to looking your best is to come up with a workout plan that’s short on time, high in intensity, and that will work all the predominant areas of the body that people notice first.
This is what will help whip you into shape the fastest so that you can look your best in no time.
Let’s go over a few points to remember and then provide you with a 30 minute Valentine’s Day workout routine. Do this routine three times per week starting about 3 weeks out from Valentine’s Day and you’ll be all set to dress up and look your best.
Use Compound Movement Trisets
The first technique you’re going to use for this 30 minute workout plan is called a triset. You’re going to focus on performing two compound exercises, which will work the most muscle fibers at once and burn up calories the fastest and then add in one cardio or core exercise in with them.
This will help to make sure that you get the best overall metabolic boost from the workout session as well, which means you’ll continue to burn fat for hours after the session is completed.
Keep Rest Short
The second technique you’ll be using in this approach is to keep your rest periods short and snappy. 30 seconds is the max amount of time that you want to spend between your trisets before moving on to the next one.
This will also ensure that you keep your heart rate up the entire time, providing strong cardiovascular benefits as well.
Use Large Body Movements
Finally, last but not least, you’ll use large body movements. This involves making sure that you’re moving through the full movement pattern when doing the exercise so that you can get the full range of motion in.
The larger your range of motion, the more intense the activity is going to be and the faster you’re going to be seeing benefits.
So let’s so you your workout.
Perform one set of each triset, resting 30 seconds between each one until all are completed. Then rest for 2 minutes before cycling through the workout one more time.
Lunges – 20 reps
Bent Over Rows – 15 reps
Jumping jacks – 1 minute
Step-Ups – 15 reps
Shoulder Press – 20 reps
Mountain Climbers – 1 minute
Sumo Squats – 15 reps
Pull-Downs – 20 reps
Plank – 1 minute
So get yourself into the gym and start up this 30 minute workout and you’ll be seeing dramatic changes taking place in your body for this coming Valentine’s Day.
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