28 DAY EXERCISE TRIAL


Hey, it's fantastic to have you on board. This is your 28 day exercise trial and just a taster of a YBP programme! Our full plan includes a nutrition section with plenty of healthy recipes, plus health and lifestyle articles.

Tailored and efficient training, plus hard work gets results. No miracles, simply science.

Good luck!

 

 BODY-TYPE EXERCISE / INFO

You are a Mesomorph on a fat loss programme. Fortunately your body-type can lose fat easily as well as maintain muscle, due to having a good mix of both slow and fast twitch muscle fibre, with the majority being fast twitch. Therefore the focus for your body-type on a fat loss goal is split evenly into two components.

Firstly, resistance training helps to maintain muscle tissue, which keeps your metabolism firing and this in turn helps you to lose fat. The more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. Secondly, cardio work in the form of high intensity interval training helps to increase mitochondria (where fuel is burnt producing energy). The more mitochondria you have, the more fat you burn. High intensity training will also have the effect of increasing your metabolism, which results in burning more calories over the next 24-36 hours. This is why it is important to keep up the frequency of your training sessions, so try not to have than more than one consecutive day off.

The type of movement you will be performing on a fat loss programme will consist of compound exercises. These are big movements which use lots of muscles at once therefore burning more calories, speeding up your metabolism and creating the correct hormonal response (boosting growth hormone and testosterone) We also keep the tempo and intensity of your workout higher and the rest periods shorter than any other goal, for the same reasons as previously mentioned.

At YBP we have researched and created the perfect ratio of resistance and cardio workouts for your body-type on a fat loss goal. We have specified how often to perform these workouts to get the best results. Every month the training concept will change (the concept is the way in which you perform your workouts). Within your concept we have tailored and specified the exact sets, rep ranges, duration, tempo, rest and intensity.

 


MONTHLY WORKOUT SCHEDULE

Below is our recommended order and number of workouts. Try to stick as close to this as possible. Always keep the order of the workouts the same even if you have to take days off. Ideally do not have more than one day off in a row.

 

 
Day 1 Cardio Day 15 Cardio
Day 2 Workout One Day 16 Workout One
Day 3 Cardio Day 17 Cardio
Day 4 Workout Two Day 18 Workout Two
Day 5 Cardio Day 19 Cardio
Day 6 Workout One Day 20 Workout One
Day 7 Rest Day 21 Rest
Day 8 Cardio Day 22 Cardio
Day 9 Workout Two Day 23 Workout Two
Day 10 Cardio Day 24 Cardio
Day 11 Workout One Day 25 Workout One
Day 12 Cardio Day 26 Cardio
Day 13 Workout Two Day 27 Workout Two
Day 14 Rest Day 28 Rest
 

DYNAMIC WARM-UP

The warm-up is to mobilise and prime your body, it should be specific to the exercise you are about to perform. We recommend 5 mins of gentle cardio to increase body temperature and blood flow to the muscles. Follow this with movements that mimic your exercises but at a slower pace with reduced intensity.
Try our basic warm-up or advanced version with a medicine ball.


RESISTANCE WORKOUT ONE

This concept is called 20/10. It is a type of high intensity interval training. Perform 2 exercises at high intensity for 20 seconds each, with a 10 seconds rest between each exercise. This round is repeated 6 times without stopping. This completes a set. Your programme consists of 5 sets. Rest for 2.5 minutes in between each set. Remember to keep the weights heavy and challenging to elicit the correct hormonal and metabolic response. 

 

 

EXERCISE CONCEPT – 20/10

Exercises in each set 2
Duration of exercise 20 sec
Rest between exercise 10 sec
Rounds 6
Sets 5
Rest between sets 2.5 min
 

 

Before commencing your workout click here for technique advice on some of the big exercises.

Set One

SHOULDER PRESS — Kettlebell

Stand with a wide stance and hold a kettlebell in 1 hand at shoulder height. Perform a deep squat and as you extend the legs, press the bell overhead. Do not over arch the lower back and keep the chest open as you lower the bell.


 

PRESS-UP — Dumbbells

Begin in a press-up position, hands on dumbbells placed just wider than shoulder width and angled inwards slightly. Engage your core and keep your body straight. Bend the arms, elbows flared to the side slightly and lower as far as possible maintaining your position. Extend the arms.


 

Set Two

SQUAT — Dumbbells

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and dumbbells in each hand, held to the shoulders. Squat and push through the feet into a high jump, land back into a squat position and continue the movement.


 

CRUNCH

Lie on your back with your hands to head. Curl up into a crunch, keep a slight gap under the chin and simultaneously bring your knees to nose. Lower the body as you extend the legs towards the floor.


 

Set Three

ROW — Cable

Stand holding a low cable in 1 hand with the opposite leg forward and back leg extended. Lean the body forward over the front leg with slight knee flexion. Perform a single arm row on an angle from low to high with the elbow flared to the side and allow the torso to rotate naturally, following the movement. Rotate back as the arm extends.


 

SWING — Kettlebell

Stand feet slightly wider than shoulder width and hold a kettlebell in both hands. Hinge from the hips with slight knee flexion and swing the bell through the legs maintaining neutral spine, do not round the lower back. Allow the momentum to lift the bell up to shoulder height, do not lift with the arms. Keep the core engaged.


 

Set Four

DOWNWARDS WOODCHOP — Cable

Stand facing a high cable with your feet shoulder width apart. Hold the handle in both hands with your arms extended. Engage your core and rotate the torso to 1 side, pulling the cable in a downwards motion. Return to centre with the arms raised, alternate sides.


 

LAT PULL – Cable / Bosu

Kneel on the bosu (dome side up) with your feet raised and hold high cables in both hands. Engage your core with the arms extended. Maintain neutral spine and alternately pull with one arm drawing the elbow into your side. Keep the chest lifted.


 

Set Five

HAMSTRING CURL — Swiss Ball

Lie on your back with 1 foot on a swiss ball (leg extended) and the other raised above you. Lift your hips and place your arms by your side for support. Bend the knee as you roll the ball towards you, do not allow the hips to lower. Extend the leg.


 

AEROBIC / PLANK

Begin in a plank position on your forearms and toes, draw your navel to spine and create a straight line through the body. Make sure your elbows are beneath your shoulders and maintain neutral spine. Jump the legs apart and together.

 

RESISTANCE WORKOUT TWO

Perform this workout with the same exercise concept as workout one.

Set One

STEP UP — Box / Dumbbells

Stand with 1 foot placed on top of a box or bench and hold dumbbells to your side. Step up, pushing through the foot and spring onto the other leg and step down. Continue the movement and alternate legs.


 

ROW — Block / Dumbbell

Perform a plank on 1 hand (placed onto a block) and hold a dumbbell in the other. Engage your core to maintain stability and pull into a single arm row. Make sure your wrist is placed directly under your shoulder and do not rotate the hips.


 

Set Two

SQUAT — Barbell

Stand feet shoulder width apart and hold a barbell to your shoulders. Bend the knees into a deep squat, push the bottom backwards and maintain neutral spine. As you straighten the legs, press the bar overhead. Make sure your knees track inline with your toes.


 

PRESS-UP

Begin in a press-up position, hands just wider than shoulder width and arms extended. As you bend the arms, raise your right knee and place it on top of your right elbow. Turn your head to the same direction. Extend the arms as you place feet together and repeat with the left.


 

Set Three

BACK EXTENSION

Lie face down on the floor with your arms by your side, palms up. Engage your core and raise your upper and lower body off the floor. Simultaneously turn your palms down and draw your shoulder blades down and together. Keep the head in line with the spine. Lower the body.


 

LUNGE — Dumbbells

Stand with 1 foot forward and the other foot back behind you with the heel raised. Hold dumbbells to the shoulders. Lower into a lunge position until the back knee is just off the floor and both knees are at right angles. Push through both feet, jump and land in the same position, continue.


 

Set Four

JACKS

Sit upright, maintain neutral spine and raise the legs with the knees bent. Lean the body backwards slightly and lift the chest. With the arms extended in front of you, lower the torso to the floor and extend the legs until they are in inch off the floor. Return to the starting position, shoulder back, chest lifted.


 

CHEST PRESS – Cable

Begin standing in a staggered stance with your back to the cable machine. Hold the cable in 1 hand just above shoulder height with the elbow bent. Extend the arm pressing the cable forward and rotate the torso slightly. Keep the shoulders down and return under control.


 

Set Five

DEADLIFT — Kettlebell

Stand feet shoulder width apart with a kettlebell placed between the feet. Bend the knees, maintain neutral spine and perform a deadlift. Place the kettlebell back onto the ground, hands onto the floor in front of you and jump the legs back into a plank position. Jump in and repeat.


 

OBLIQUE CRUNCH – Swiss Ball / Dumbbell

Lie with your back over a swiss ball and hold a weight to your chest. Draw your navel to spine as you curl up and rotate. Lower under control then curl and rotate to the same side. The further back over the ball the harder the exercise.

 

CARDIO WORKOUT

The cardio workout is split into 3 sections: Intervals, lactic acid removal phase, followed by a repeat of the intervals. You can use any piece of cardio equipment such as the cross trainer, treadmill, rower, bike or skipping rope. You can also combine equipment rather than performing the entire workout on one machine.


Intervals (pre LAR phase) – perform the required number of intervals. The sprint phase should be performed at 100%, the highest intensity possible and the rest phase should be performed at a low intensity to recover. For example on a cross-trainer increase the speed for the sprint phase then bring it back down on the rest phase, allowing you to recover.


Lactic acid removal phase – work at a consistent pace, but to the maximum intensity possible (you should not be able to hold a conversation) yet able to sustain it for the required length of time. The time is stated in minutes below the first table.


Intervals (post LAR phase) – perform the intervals again with the same format as the first section.
Enjoy!

 

 

CARDIO CONCEPT

Number of Intervals Sprints Rest
10 20 sec 40 sec
Lactic Acid Removal Phase - 14 minutes
10 20 sec 40 sec
Total Workout Time - 34 minutes
 

 

CARDIO EQUIPMENT

This video shows examples of cardio equipment to use when perform your interval training.  

 

STRETCHES

Hold each position for 1 minute and increase the length of time on particularly tight muscles.

GLUTES & BACK

Lie on your back with your arms stretched out wide, take one knee across your body and apply gentle pressure drawing the knee towards the floor. 


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GLUTES

Lie on your back and place your foot onto the opposite knee. Press the top knee outwards as you clasp the underneath leg and draw it towards you. 


BACK

Sit back onto your heels and simultaneously reach your hands forward with your forehead resting on the floor.
 


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ABDOMINALS

Lie prone (on your front) and place your hands beneath your shoulders. Press into the floor, straighten your arms and raise your body. 


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HIP FLEXOR

In a half kneeling position tuck your pelvis under, squeeze your glutes and press your hips forward. 
 


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QUADS

Draw your foot towards your bottom. Squeeze your glutes, tuck your pelvis under and keep your knees together.
 


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HAMSTRINGS & CALF

Raise your foot onto a surface and lean your body forward. Flex the foot bringing the toe towards you.


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CALF

Lean into a wall, extend the back knee and press the heel into the floor. Ensure both feet are in a parallel position. 


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LATERAL

Place one foot behind the other and reach the same arm (as back leg) overhead. To increase the stretch lean laterally.

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UPPER BACK

Place your hands together and reach forward. Drop your head between your arms and curve your upper back.
 


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CHEST

Place your forearm onto a wall, creating right angles at the shoulder and elbow joints. Apply pressure into the wall and turn your torso away. 


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TRICEP

Take one arm overhead and bend at the elbow. Apply pressure with the opposite hand and keep the head raised. 


ALTERNATIVE EXERCISES

Use this section to replace specific exercises in your programme which do not work for you. This may be due to not having the correct equipment, the exercise being too challenging / not challenging enough, or possibly due to an injury. Click on the links below to find alternative exercises for the same body part or movement.