I’ve titled this blog post ’83 Percent’ or 83% because recent Slendertone research has revealed that 83% of Brits are concerned about their future health & body condition (1,000 men & women, aged 25-55. April 2016). Now that’s a big number!
I’ve mentioned in some of my earlier blog posts about you only having one body so look after it. Research also suggests that almost three quarters wish they had done more exercise and taken better care of their bodies. Since hitting 30, I’ve noticed a dramatic increase in injuries and I think is largely due to my age. It’s important to treat your body with respect and this includes making sure you warm-up and cool down correctly after exercise.
At Slendertone, they believe it’s time to start Futureproofing your body. Rather than short term fixes, Futureproofing is about long term solutions that prepare our bodies for the demands of modern day life. To help us all achieve this, Slendertone has teamed up with Lonan O’Herlihy, a celebrity personal trainer to create the Slendertone Futureproofing Workout. This easy-to-follow routine works in conjunction with Connect Abs. The workout will help to tone up and strengthen the body right to the core, so you can prepare the future and reap the benefits of a healthy body.
“Exercise and motivation is key to seeing results, but nutrition is also a huge priority when it comes to achieving training goals. I love that Slendertone can provide the toning element to your fitness regime. The idea of futureproofing is so important, especially as people are much more aware of their health and what they are putting into their bodies.” explains Lonan O’Herlihy.
Slendertone Futureproofing Workout
Always start any workout with a warm up and finish it with a cool down. This will loosen your body up and reduce your risk of injury. It will also help reduce any aches and pains the next day although I aways say a gentle ache is a good ache!
The Futureproofing workout should last 20 minutes and perform the workout two / three times a week.
- Perform each exercise for one minute once, followed by a one minute rest, then repeat
- Put on your Slendertone Connect Abs belt and set to your selected programme
Stand with feet shoulder width apart, squat down as if you were performing a normal squat and engage your core and jump in the air explosively. On landing lower the body back into the squat position and that is one rep, be careful to land with control and if there is any pain in knees stop immediately.
Lie on the floor with your arms at your sides. Lift your feet, bending both knees 90 degrees so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor. Now slowly tap your left toes to the floor, then your right, alternating your feet. If you feel any lower back pain, don’t lower your toes all the way down.
Start in plank position, bend your arms; your body should lower to the ground, keeping a straight line from your shoulders to your feet. Once you have reached the floor, straighten your arms and return to the starting position.
Plank Mountain Climbers
Start in a plank position; your body should form a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Lift your right foot off the floor and slowly raise your knee as close to your left shoulder as you can. Return to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. Continue alternating.
Start in a plank position with your elbows at shoulder height and width. Extend one elbow to a locked-out position until arm is straight then follow with your other arm. Slowly lower your back down to the start position. Many people will favour a side they push up with first, try to switch the arm you extend at the start on the next set.
To get the best results, Lonan recommends using Slendertone Connect Abs with your workout. Start off with a low intensity then build up as you perfect your workout routine.
I’m looking forward to letting you guys know how I get on!