Amid coronavirus scare, the State government announced closure of gyms from Friday midnight until March 30. But that should not stop you from keeping fit and healthy even in these dark times.
While gyms are unavailable, it is a good time for working out at home as even Thor believes the same. Take advantage of the situaton and train like the mighty Avenger, Chris Hemsworth.
Lucky for us, Hemsworth's Personal Trainer (PT) LZocchi has laid out a five-move workout which can help burn fat, build muscle and strengthen the cardiovascular system.
"This workout is all about using your bodyweight for a killer workout that you can do anytime, anywhere," says Zocchi.
"It will only take you 20 minutes, but don’t underestimate how tough it can be. Repeat the full circuit four times and if you think you could be working harder, shrink your rest times."
Here's the simple concept which gets harder over time:
In rounds of four, begin a new move every minute for 20 minutes. Work for 20, 30, or 40 seconds and rest for the remainder of the minute.
However, the workout can be grouped into beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
Here are the moves:
#1 Bodyweight Squats
These are normal squats but without weights. Keep your back straight, raise your hands up to the shoulders and take position. Keep your knees in check and make sure they are in line with your toes. Make sure you deep-squat to make the most of this move.
#2 Jumping Lunges
As you start your lunges, make sure your rear touches the ground for maximum effect. Jump and lunge by bringing your rear foot forward and front foot back. Repeat the process and make sure to land on your feet simultaneously.
Burpees include jumping, squatting and a push-up all at once in the same order. Extend your arms and jump, then squat down following the move with a push-up.
#4 Bear Crawls
Bear crawls is an excellent excericse in core control. It requires you to bear the weight on your hands and toes rather than your knees. Get into a crawling stance and position your knees at 90 degrees under your hips and start crawling forward and backward.
#5 Kick Sits
Squat down with your hands on the ground infront of you. Rotate 90 degrees to the left and extend your right leg. Now turn 180 degrees to the right and extend your left leg and repeat.