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How To Turn Chocolate Into Workout Fuel This Easter

Okay so we’re serious about fuelling your ambition — but we’re also realistic about what it means to be a regular person on a fitness journey.

For the majority of us, that’s balancing proper nutrition with having a treat every now and again. It’s important to enjoy what you eat, and, whether your weakness is the biscuit aisle or a Saturday night takeaway, we don’t believe you should ever deny yourself anything that you love — the key is moderation.

Moderation, and knowing how to make the calories work with you, rather than against you.

That’s why this Easter we teamed up with one of our ambassadors — personal trainer, Mark Ross — to show you exactly how to turn those chocolate eggs into workout fuel.

Feeling inspired by that epic gym montage? If you want to get going with an Easter HIIT session of your own, check out the workout plan below:

 

Mark Ross’ Full Body HIIT Dumbbell Workout

First set:


10 x weighted squats

10 x press-ups (on dumbbells)

10 x alternative mountain climbers

10 x alternative lunges

10 x alternative renegade rows

10 x alternative Russian twists

Rest for 60 seconds

 

Second set:


Repeat but take 2 reps off each exercise (i.e. 8 x weighted squats)

Rest for 40 seconds

 

Third set:


Repeat for a third time and again take another 2 reps off each exercise (i.e. 6 x weighted squats)

Rest 2 minutes

 

Finisher (as fast as you can):


5 x explosive clap press-ups (or Supermans)

5 x man makers (weighted burpee with a shoulder press)

If that wasn’t enough of a challenge for you — Mark recommends resting for a full minute before attempting the finisher for a second time, trying to beat your first time. Phew.

 

And of course, if you were still looking for a low-sugar alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth, we’re on hand to help with that too. Our brand new Filled Protein Cookie and 6 Layer Bar absolutely deserve a place in anyone’s Easter haul… and all year round after that.

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Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.


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