This Spring, invest your time in upgrading your metabolism to help get your body in prime condition for the long-awaited Summer sun!
Forget excessive cardio and hugely restrictive dieting; the only way to do this is with proper weight training, since developing lean muscle is key to increasing your metabolism. Fear not, Arnie sized back and biceps are not a requirement, we’re just talking a small increase in muscle mass that will also make you look healthy and toned and feel stronger in everyday life.
Your starting point is to learn the big ‘compound’ movements that simultaneously use multiple muscles across multiple joints, namely: the squat, deadlift, pullup, bent-over-row, overhead press and bench press. These exercises needn’t be the limit to your workouts but should be used as the foundation and can be combined simply to make a full-body session, working all the major muscles in your body and in turn boosting your metabolism.
Once you have nailed down the technique for these lifts, combine them into a superset style workout (see example below) and repeat twice a week.