Hey guys! So I’ve been getting A LOT of questions:
Haha I know I didn’t answer them for a really long time and I’m sorry!! It was because I have answered them before on ask.fm but that didn’t stop more questions from coming in, so I decided to do a step by step guide (sorta) haha I hope it helps, I’ll definitely do more in the future because this is just a whole body workout. I’ll try to post other excercises for target areas (ie arms, legs, abs).
So first things first (I’m the realest), I don’t claim to be a pro or anything, people have just been asking me what i do so i’m posting up what works for me. Everyone has different body types so what works for me may not necessarily work for you, but no harm trying!!:)
My workouts mainly focus on cardio because my goal is to burn fat+increase metabolism+gain muscle but still stay lean and toned, I hardly touch weights, other than for some leg and ab excercises and triceps etc but I’ll get to that another time. There are 2 types of cardio:
1.Steady-state cardio workouts (SSC): Perform your activity (running/swimming/cycling) at a steady, challenging-but-manageable pace for 20 minutes or more
2. High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Perform your activity as hard as you can for a brief, set time period , then back off for a predetermined rest interval, and repeat the cycle four times or more.
SSC is aerobic and HIIT is anaerobic. So basically HIIT makes you breathe harder, and burns more fat, than steady-state cardio. And I do HIIT because when there’s a choice between an easy or difficult option, Stacey always chooses the tougher one….haha okay just kidding. But i just don’t have the time or attention span to deal with 2 hours of swimming…Okay let’s get down to it!
So damn important but everyone always skips this, must always stretch before you start anything and always stretch after your workout too
haha that last one was intended to illustrate the “omg what is that on my leg” face
Alrighty! So 4 exercises mainly: Squats, Burpees, Mountain Climbers and Push ups.
Do each for 30s and do as many as you can within that 30s; push yourself. Then rest for 15s and continue with the next exercise. 1 round of all 4 exercises would be a set, and you should be doing 3-4 sets consecutively. DO NOT STOP. You’ll just be defeating the purpose.
So for starters you can do this 4-5 times a week, so that’s every alternate weekday plus the weekend haha I’d say workout in the morning right after you wake up instead of before going to sleep
When doing HIIT main thing is to not skip reps or take too long a break if not you’ll just defeat the purpose, I know it’s tough but just push yourself for that 15 minutes and it’ll all be worth it. Usually you’d see results in 3-4 weeks so don’t give up!!:)
I hope this helps! You can ask me more at ask.fm/forgotblueberry if you have any questions. Bloopers and more pictures in the next post! Ignore my tired face because, i was actually very tired. HAHA
Picture credits to the wonderful Daniel Ho (@oneclickwonders) who braved the sweltering heat and strident whines of forgotblueberry.
Till next time!