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Work it out for Christmas

Published:Sunday | December 6, 2015 | 12:02 PMKrysta Anderson
The both sides up (BOSU) ball push up is a quick and easy way to workout and strengthen your core. Here Rose demonstrates the male version of the BOSU push up.
The both sides up (BOSU) ball push-up is a quick and easy way to workout and strengthen your core. Pictured here is the female version of the BOSU push up.
With the stability ball a sit-up is no longer boring and mundane. With three rounds of 25, your upper abs are bound to drop a few pounds.
The lower abs are not to be left out. With the use of a stability ball, lower leg raises burn even more fat from the lower abdominal area.
With all the alcoholic beverages you will consume during the holidays, a Russian twist better be in the mix. Rose uses the stability ball to enhance to move that burns calories and creates lean muscles in the mid-section.
Squat ...
The abduction to keep the muscles in the leg and glutes tight.
For a total body workout, a burpee is all you need. Rose recommends 100 a day - as the only exercise - to stay in tip-top shape. To do the burpee you start with a vertical jump ...
For a total body workout, a burpee is all you need. Rose recommends 100 a day - as the only exercise - to stay in tip top shape. To do the burpee you start with a vertical jump ... move into a seated frog, palms down ...
For a total body workout, a burpee is all you need. Rose recommends 100 a day - as the only exercise - to stay in tip-top shape. To do the burpee you start with a vertical jump ... move into a seated frog, palms down ... and end by pushing both feet backwards before starting all over.
The shoulder press and backward lunge is another great workout for most of the body. Start with a light weight - based on your strength level and work your way up. No weights, no problem. Grab a bottle of wine, ketchup, anything weighing about 5lb up and start.
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I know the idea of working out during the most wonderful time of year sounds highly impractical. But you know what they say: you are what you eat. I am sure you don't want to carry around the extra pounds added from the savoury indulgence of ham, chicken, curried goat, rice and gungo peas, sorrel or Christmas cake.

So, how about balancing food with fitness? Courtesy of fitness trainer and president of TrainFit Club, Stokely Rose, here are a few high impact exercises guaranteed to break down those calories and keep your figure intact.krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com

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