20 years old girls look carefully after their appearance and can afford much when it comes to eating . After the age of 30, everything changes radically. Our body is getting older and some processes in it are slowing down, which contributes to extra weight.
When you're in the 30s, you have to think about eating fewer calories, because the metabolic rate is slowing down and the fat depositions appear on our waist. Another feature of the aging of the female organism is the loss of muscle tissue, and this factor should be taken into account in planning your fitness routine.
At this age, a special approach to training should be taken. Mix some cardio and strength workouts to burn extra fat and make muscles more toned. For example, you could have two days a week of strength training and three days of cardio. Today we're going to show you a workout which is perfect for women after 35 years to get the body into shape. It will not require special skills, but only 20 minutes of your time.
#1. Star Jumps
- Stand with your feet together, arms fully extended with your hands by your sides. This is the start position.
- Bend your knees slightly then straighten and push through the balls of your feet while straightening your your knees to jump up spreading your legs to wider than hip width apart.
- As you do so, raise both arms out and up in a smooth arc until your hands meet above your head.
- As you return to the ground, bring your feet together and your hands back to your sides with your arms fully extended.
- Continue without pause for the desired amount of time or repetitions.
#2. Wall Sit
- Stand tall against a wall with your head and back touching the wall.
- Position your feet so that they are shoulder-width apart and a few inches away from the wall.
- Rest your arms at your sides.
- Bend your knees and lower into a squat position until your thighs are parallel to the floor and hold the position
- Return to starting position by straightening your knees and standing tall again.
- Come to the ground on your knees. Tighten your core and maintain a flat back.
- Position your hands on the ground in front of you, directly below your shoulders. Cross your feet in the back.
- Lower your chest towards the ground. Bend your elbows at a 60-degree angle until your chest is just above the ground. You should feel a stretch across your chest. Hold for a count of one.
- Without locking your elbows, push yourself back to the starting position by straightening your arms.
#4. Dumbbell Step-Ups
- Place a bench in front of you. Hold a pair of dumbbells and stand facing the bench. Brace your core and keep your gaze straight ahead.
- Bring your right knee up and step up on to the bench. Placing all of the effort in your right leg, bring your body up into a standing position on the bench.
- Slowly lower yourself to the starting position and switch legs.
#5. Air Squats
- Place your feet at shoulder width apart while keeping your chest up and your abdominals braced.
- Begin the movement by swinging your arms up towards your shoulders. At the same time, bend at the knees and drive your hips back like you’re sitting in a chair.
- Once your upper thighs are parallel with the ground, pause, then drive your hips forward to return to the starting position.
#6. Bench Tricep Dips
- Sit on a chair with your hands either next to your hips or slightly under the hips.
- Lift up onto your hands and bring your hips forward.
- Bend your elbows and lower your hips down, keeping shoulders down and hips close to the chair.
- Push back up but don’t lock your elbows and repeat.
#7. Alternating Curtsy Lunge
- Standing with a braced core and flat back, bring your hands together at chest height. Position your feet to be at hip-width.
- Beginning with the right foot, step backward and across your left foot. Simultaneously, bend the left knee and drop it towards the ground.
- Stop when the front right knee is parallel with the ground. Push off the ground with your right foot and return to the starting position.
#8. Plank with knee bend
- Get into a face down position on the floor supporting your upper body on your forearms. Your elbows should be bent at 90 degrees.
- Extend your legs straight out behind you, supporting them on your toes and balls of your feet.
- Keep your body in a straight line by tightening your abdominal and oblique muscles.
- Start to bend your knees, but don't touch the floor.
- Do the set without stopping.
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