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It is time to get serious now about losing those last 10 pounds. Those LAST TEN freaking pounds. Honestly, those last ten pounds are the hardest weight I have ever had to lose. I want to be slimmer, trimmer and finally get to my goal. I work out regularly – okay I workout about 5-6 days a week. I do admit I miss about once a week. What else can I do? Diet you say. I am vegetarian- I do not eat cake or ice cream except on a rare special occasion.I haven even have cut down to half a bagel already. The last vice I have is creamer in my coffee. I hate coffee without sugar or cream. I don’t trust all those artificial sweeteners. They change the warnings every week and still don’t taste right. So I will cut out sugar, creamer and bagels. Now I realized that getting rid of those last ten pounds boils down to my workout regime! So how can I get the most out of the time I spend working out?
I am following the Bodyboss 12-Week Fitness Guide. In only 24 minutes, 3X a week for 12 weeks this method has been shown to be an effective inch–loser and weight loss system. The BodyBoss Method is a unique blend of exercises, combined into each training circuit. The workouts accelerate fat loss, torch calories and improve fitness, as well as rapidly toning the body. The best part USE CODE: BBSTATEN at checkout http://bit.ly/BBthestatenislandfamily to get the 15 percent off till November 30th 2017
What is BodyBoss exactly?
BodyBoss is a 12-week step-by-step fitness guide that fits seamlessly into busy lifestyles. Their mission is to create a global health movement by making BodyBoss a way of life for every modern woman. Through using The BodyBoss’s no-fuss, foolproof structured guides, they will help women unlock their body potential, feel confident and get the best body they’ve ever had. The program is formulated with 4 cycles of 3 weeks. Week on week, the difficulty and intensity of each cycle gradually increases allowing your muscles to adapt and push itself.
What are the different components of BodyBoss?
1) Bodyweight resistance exercises are simple, effective and the best part free. No tricky equipment or weights are required as you use your own bodyweight as the sole form of resistance. These exercises help you strengthen your body and improve balance and flexibility. They are an excellent, all-over workout and can be done anytime, anywhere. Examples of bodyweight exercises include push ups, sit ups, squats and lunges.
2) Plyometrics, also known as jump training or plyos, are explosive exercises designed to build strength, speed and coordination. In moves such as these, your muscles need to exert dynamic bursts of maximum force, over and over. Examples of plyos include jump squats, jumping lunges, box jumps, bench hops and using a jump rope.
3) Cardio or aerobic exercise relies on the heart to shuttle oxygen to your muscles, and raises your heart rate for an extended period. It is typically performed at a moderate intensity, to enable the activity to be sustained. Cardio exercises are included in many of the High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT circuits to help the body recovery and keep the heart pumping between the other more intensive exercises. Examples of cardio include brisk walking, jogging, swimming and cycling
4) Unilateral exercises work one side of the body at a time, and are ideal for improving balance and evening out any strength inconsistencies. Examples of unilateral exercises include lunges and plank rotations.
As a complete beginner! Do they explain how to do each exercise?
They include step-by-step instructions for each exercise in the guide. This includes instructions for all 60 exercises and 12 stretches. To ease you into the full 12-week workout, you can start with the bonus 4-week pre-training which is included to help beginners adjust and prep their bodies for the real deal! For something more visual, you could also opt for the online version of the guide, or get the bundle of both the online and book versions! In the online version, there are interactive animations (GIFs) which helps guide you through the right form for each exercise.
How many calories are burnt per workout?
Given the variety of workouts provided in the guide, the number of calories burnt per workout varies greatly based on the intensity on different days. Calories burnt are largely dependent on an individual’s weight, height and metabolism. They encourage you to focus on the quality of foods that you’re eating, ensuring you eat clean and healthy. They are launching The BodyBoss Nutrition Guide very soon so sign up for their newsletter or follow them on Instagram @BodyBossMethod for updates on when they will release this!
You can follow the instructions and exercises in the manual or digitally and I will keep you informed about my progress and results of the BodyBoss method.
So…it’s been four weeks since my BodyBoss journey begun and although I was regularly running on a treadmill and doing an elliptical machine I am feeling more energetic and toned in areas that I was not getting toned previously. I still do my elliptical and treadmill exercises but I add the BodyBoss workout. I feel so much more improvement in my arms and abs from the exercises they have outlined. My leg workout is also improved. I especially like the warm up exercise, and stretches and the cool down stretches for after the workouts. I never had a good beginning and end to my workouts and BodyBoss has given me those as well as a full body workout routine that builds up as I progress through the weeks. With BodyBoss I chart my measurements and goals initially and eventually it will show how much weight and inches I have lost and my time improvement in the six exercise challenge. Overall I am so happy with the BodyBoss system and in its structure and the improvement I have noticed thus far.