Any fitness and health enthusiast will tell you that it’s much better to eat your calories than to drink them. Not everyone is aware of the high calorie count drinks such as ciders, beers, and cocktails hold.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have celebrated being Irish (or pretending you were Irish) yesterday. The secret lies in both knowing how to do damage control and to keep it balanced. We share with you some of the best workout tips and tricks to recover from your green night of leprechauns!
St Patty’s Power Workout
Start out your detox workout with a cardio run. If you exercise outside the fresh air will do wonders and this is a great way to sweat all the toxins out. Walk at a brisk pace for 10-15 minutes until you break a light sweat.
To pump up your heart rate do sets of jumping jacks in between your resistance training. Opt for 60 seconds of jumping at a time. You can rest for 20 seconds in between. Do three sets of jumping jacks.
Planking is really a great way to strengthen your core. Use a gym mat and level yourself horizontally while balancing on your elbows. Be sure to keep your body in a straight line and clench your muscles. Hold the front plank for 30-60 seconds. Do side-planks by alternating your position on your left and right elbow facing sideways.
Kettle bell Lunges
Do forward lunges with equal weighted kettle bells in hand. If you don’t have kettle bells you can do this exercise with normal dumbbells or even mid-weight grocery bags.
Cover Up Crunches
Lie on your back with your knees slightly bend. Start doing bicycle crunches with your elbows almost touching the alternate knees. Rest for 20 seconds and repeat another set of 20 crunches. Repeat the set three times.
These are just a few full body workout exercises you can do to balance out your calorie intake. Remember, abs are made in the kitchen, so your exercise is only a part of staying in shape. Stay hydrated throughout your workout and take longer breaks if necessary.