Want a killer butt and core? Forget separate core workouts. Adding this ingredient to your current moves will amplify results and sculpt your middle in one efficient session.Why the bosu ball? “By adding an unstable surface, a BOSU ball increases activation of the rectus abdominus and facilitates extra activity per exercise than a stable surface would,” says Meaghan.Words/workout: Meaghan TerzisPhotography: James Patrick1. Sit-up3 sets / 12-15 reps1
Triangle Push-Ups Target and strengthen your arms with triangle push-ups.The Move:Triangle Push-UpsWhy: The triangle push-up gets its name from the position of your hands. Mastering this movement with a modified position of knees on the ground is recommended to keep proper form. The triangle push-up is an excellent total body and core exercise with emphasis on triceps.How: Begin the move by positioning hands on the mat directly under chest with fingers spread and thumbs and forefingers touching, making a triangle shape. Straighten legs in a plank position (harder) or knees on ground (easier).
Triceps overhead extension with rope Add the tricep overhead extension to your arm workouts and tone.The Move:Triceps overhead Extension with RopeWhy: Keeping your body in proper standing alignment with core stabilisation and isolation of the overhead tricep extension is an excellent total body exercise with focus on the tricep muscles.How: Attach a rope to a high pulley. After selecting an appropriate weight, grab rope with both hands and face away from the cable. With a slight bend in hips, lean forward slightly and engage core.
Resistance band upright row Target your delts, biceps and traps with this upright row. All you need is a resistance band.Perks: Sculpts shapely shoulders.Move: Stand with both feet on top of the band, about hip-width apart and criss-cross the bands in each hand to create an ‘X’. Start with your arms down, palms/handles on top of thighs and a slight bend in your elbows. Keep the handles close to your body and pull them straight up towards your chest. Come up until your arms are parallel with the floor, pause for a second at the top, lower back down, and repeat.(Fit Tip: Be sure that your elbows do not come up higher than 90 degrees, as this puts added strain on the rotator cuff.)Words and workout by Ashley Azevedo.Photography by James Patrick.Check out these top 14 exercises for toned arms.
Get your heart rate pumping with this total body workout by February 2017 cover model Brooke Stacey.This total body workout is as much about balance and coordination training as it is about building strength. This means you not only train the whole body, but you also make your entire body a stronger and more cohesively functioning machine. Try to put as much power as you can behind each compound movement to get your heart pumping.Words/workout: Brooke Stacey (pictured)Photography: James PatrickPerform each exercise for 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps in each set (or on each leg).Step-Up with overhead press1.Stand on the floor behind your step with weights held at your sides.2. Step right foot on to bench and squeeze glute of back leg as it lifts behind you