These exercises are great to do half an hour before breaking your fast if your goal is to kick-start that fat burning process.
However, if you do feel drained or tired, fuel up and have a Red Bull to get you pumped an hour or two after Iftar.
Since we have very limited hours in the evening to replenish, I suggest you have a glass of water at least every hour. Many have the tendency to drink a lot of water at suhoor, this will not keep you hydrated all day, it will just increase the trips to the toilet.
Make sure you always have a bottle of water or glass to keep yourself hydrated.
Finish all the movements then allow yourself a minute’s rest and repeat one more time. In total, it should take you only 12 minutes.
EXERCISE 2: 5 ROUNDS OF 12 REPS EACH WITH ONE MINUTE REST AFTER EACH ROUND
Bulgarians look quite similar to lunges, however have a longer stance. Move your front leg a bit more forward and lower your back knee down and stand up for one rep.
Start in plank position. Keep your hands close to your sides and keep elbows in as you lower your chest to the ground and push back up. For an easier option keep your knees on the ground. Make sure your back is always straight and body is tight to avoid worming up.
Place a step or elevated surface in front of you, take a step with your right foot and lift your left knee up to your chest for one rep.
ALTERNATING SINGLE LEG V-UPS
Lay on the floor, make sure your lower back is pressed against the floor, if there is space place an mat or towel. Raise your leg up and use the opposite hand to reach forward and touch your toes for one rep.
EXERCISE 3: 5 ROUNDS, 30 SECONDS WORK AND 30 SECONDS REST
Start in a lunge with both legs 90 degree angle, push off the ground and switch legs mid-air and land for one rep.
BURPEE BROAD JUMP
Start from standing, lower yourself to the ground with hands, chest and hips all on the ground. Push yourself up and jump to a squat then jump about 1m for one rep. Turn around and repeat for second rep.
Start with feet shoulder width apart, lower your hips back and down into a squat position. Hold for 30s preferably without your hands or elbows resting on your legs.
Sit on the ground and bring your feet together. Lower your upper body back and touch above your head, sit up and touch your feet for one rep.
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