So here we are, at the end of lockdown - the promised utopia. With the "new normal" just around the corner, we chatted to Dr. Mike Banna about how we should approach this new world in order to keep ourselves happy and healthy...
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Am I right!?
Hitting the gym without a plan is good for nobody, so to celebrate the launch of the all new: Ultra Seamless collection, we've got three workouts for you to try; created by our very own, in-house personal trainer.
Disclaimer: You don't need the new Ultra Seamless to get involved...
We've got three different workouts for you to try, all with a totally different focus. An AMRAP (as many rounds as possible), Full Body Compound and a Functional Circuit workout. What's your pick... all three, maybe?
Remember, before beginning a workout; you need to have a sufficient warm-up to prime your muscles and joints for the challenge ahead.
SCREENSHOT THE THREE ULTRA SEAMLESS WORKOUTS
As many rounds as possible... short and sweet; this one's pretty straight forward, but it's an absolute killer! You've got 12 minutes to complete as many rounds as you can of the AMRAP circuit.
Kick it off with 30 seconds max effort on the rower, before moving on to strength-based exercises. DB thrusters help target your full body and push-ups place emphasis on your upper portions. Finish the intense set with mountain climbers.
FULL BODY COMPOUND
The big lifters workout. A combination of exercises to recruit and challenge muscle fibres, this workout might not be the most intense, but it sure will test your strength.
Squats place an enormous emphasis on your quads and supporting muscles before Romanian Deadlifts take care of your posterior chain including hamstrings, glutes and back.
You'll then move on to your upper body, with DB Rows, Bench Press and the Seated DB Shoulder Press; finishing off the workout with three rounds of timed, core super-sets.
FUNCTIONAL TRAINING CIRCUIT
This circuit starts with a cardio element before moving into functional movement patterns; the workout may look easy, but it's all about challenging yourself. Make sure you're going 95%> on the treadmill and add resistance where possible for the Box Jumps and Walking Lunges.
This is a killer on its own if you're short on time, alternatively, add it to the end of a strength session to take that heart rate up a notch!