You work out regularly, fill your fridge, freezer, and pantry with healthy fare, and are diligent about getting your H20. But despite all that, a little bit of flab lingers. Don't give up—or turn to a crash diet in desperation! This intense training plan is designed to maximize the final 10 days before flaunting your figure at a big event, whether it’s a wedding, reunion, or holiday party (body-baring Halloween costume, anyone?). Commit to the 10-day plan and you’ll show up feeling more fit and confident than ever.
Program details and exercise descriptions are below.
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20-minute HIIT sessions: Choose your preferred cardio machine (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, etc.) and start by warming up at a moderate pace for 5 minutes. After the warm-up, work at your maximum intensity for 30 seconds, and then return to a moderate pace for 1 minute. Repeat 7 more times (8 rounds total), and then cool down for 3 minutes at a moderate pace.
Lower-body strength workout (A): You'll need a set of 15-pound dumbbells. Perform 8 reps of each exercise in order. Do the full circuit 3 times.
Upper-body strength workout (B): You'll need an exercise band with handles on both ends and a mat. Perform each exercise for 60 seconds, focusing on proper form over speed, before moving on to the next. Complete the full circuit 3 times.