Ask the Celeb Trainer: 3 Moves You Should Be Doing
Are you wasting your time with ineffective exercises?
Q: If you could only pick three exercises to give women their best chance at getting lean and fit, what would they be and why?
A: To maximize your results, I recommend adding the following three exercises into your routine.
If you're a beginner, perform 3 sets of 10-12 reps, resting 60 seconds between each set. For intermediate/advanced trainees, do 3 sets of 8-10 reps, resting 60-75 seconds between each set.
Running on an incline is a great way to perform intervals for both conditioning and fat loss. The incline naturally shortens your stride length (compared to regular sprinting), which minimizes the risk of pulling your hamstring. If you're a beginner, you can start by jogging up the hill and then walking down. Over the course of a few weeks, work up to sprinting as fast as you can. I recommend starting with a 3-5 percent incline and gradually working toward steeper hills.
Make sure to perform a thorough dynamic warm-up before every sprinting session. (Click here to see a great total-body warm-up that I designed for SHAPE's Strong, Sexy Arms Challenge.)
Photos of Jessi Kneeland were taken at Peak Performance NYC