It’s never nice when your partner suddenly decides to up sticks and leave. It’s even worse when they do it for superficial reasons, like the fact that they don’t like how your body looks. The thing that exes seem to forget though is that bodies can be quickly changed following a judicious application of diet and exercise. What’s more, there’s a little something called social media where you can post pictures of your new hot body to your heart’s content.
Revenge body takes a bit of work, but it’s a win-win. You’ll feel better about yourself, you’ll achieve your fitness goals, and you’ll be able to get your own back on your nasty ex-partner. Here’s what to do.
Do Superman Burpees
Burpees have been around for a long time. But given that it’s the 21st century now and not some 1950s badminton warm-up, they’re overdue a bit of a makeover.
Superman burpees are easy. Do a burpee as normal, but when you get to the press-up position, lower your stomach to the floor, using your arms and chest. Then hyperextend, with your arms out infront of you (like superman) and your legs off the floor behind you so that your weight is on your stomach. Hold the position for a few seconds and then finish the press up and spring back out of it into a jump. Then repeat the process.
Do The Ex Squat
Some people “forget” to train their legs and wind up with unbalanced physiques. You want to avoid this at all costs, otherwise, your revenge body concept is going to backfire.
A great way to pump up your legs is to do “ex squats.” Start with your feet facing forwards and placed together on the mat. Slowly lower your body down by bending your legs, keeping your heels on the mat and your back straight. Then when you get to the bottom of the squat, explode upwards and jump in the air with your feet in and arms in an X shape. Then return to the starting position and repeat.
When you’ve been dumped, sometimes you just want to lash out. And so why not lash out in a constructive way that also helps you attain an incredible physique?
One way to do this is to use tried and tested karate kicks. Start off in a standing position. Squat down until your butt is parallel to the floor. Then stand back up. As soon as you’ve reached the standing position, kick your left leg as high as you can into the air, bending from the hip. Ideally, if you’re really flexible, your kick should come all the way up to your shoulder, but don’t worry if you don’t get close on the first few occasions. Once you’ve done the left leg, switch over the right and repeat the process.
The keystone to a killer revenge body is developing the abs. Lie on your back with your palms facing the floor. Now lift your legs off the ground in front of you, then to one side, then to the other. This will help target the lower abs and the obliques.