Have you heard of the trendy fitness program, The Cross Train Method?? Many people use this program to trim down and kick start their healthy lifestyle.
What is The Cross Train Method?? It's a six-day-a-week exercise program that includes a nutritional plan which focuses on a whole food plant-based diet.
Six days a week you'll combine high-intensity training, Pilates and dynamic stretching. A typical week includes three days of kettlebell bootcamp, two days of Pilates and yoga on Saturdays. By alternating workouts, you'll change your body's composition, tighten your core, improve your posture, and create flexibility, but only if practiced together. This method has proven results and is the preferred training program for many celebs in Los Angeles, California.
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The Cross Train Method? Workout Plan
By following this mini cross-training program you'll increase your strength and flexibility; burn fat; sculpt your arms, legs, and core; as well as have gorgeous posture. All you need is a mat and a kettlebell.
1. Squat With Rotation: This is the perfect warm-up exercise before starting with kettlebells. It works and stretches your legs and opens your back and shoulders, while building heat throughout the entire body.
How to: Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Keep your back flat and hips low as you squat down to touch the floor with both hands. Maintain this position as you rotate your right arm towards the ceiling, twisting through the upper spine and keeping your eyes on your right hand. Place the hand back down, and repeat on the left side. Place both hands back on the floor and extend the legs into a hamstring stretch. Repeat for 1 to 2 minutes or until you feel warmed up.
2. Kettlebell Swing: This exercise will work the major muscles in your legs, shoulders and back while improving your cardiovascular health.
How to: Hold the kettlebell in one hand and bend your knees as you swing the kettlebell through the center of your legs. Proceed to swing the kettlebell back out and up to your chest height as you straighten your legs and slightly bend your elbow at the top of the swing. The goal is to move your hips with the kettlebell in a seamless and fluid motion throughout the whole swing. Allow gravity and momentum to help you with this; don't try to control the kettlebell. Be sure to keep your back and neck straight (neutral spine) throughout the motion. Repeat this motion for 1 to 2 minutes, and then switch arms.