New December Workout Additions! At Team Afterburn, we are constantly striving to keep the routines fun and fresh by adding new exercises each month! Some of them will be altogether new to our members, while a few will be twists on some of our old favorites! Adding new exercises allows us to add to our extensive library of workout options which means not only do we keep things unique and fresh, but we are able to maximize our workout potential instead of getting caught up in the same thing month in and month out! Let’s take a look at the newest addition for December: 1.) Dumbbell Front Raise/Side Hold Another grueling exercise that will test the limits of your entire body! While holding a dumbbell straight out to the side, you will lift a second dumbbell forward and upward from your waist area out in front of your chest. Both sides of the body will be burning after this one! Traditionally this will be done with a staggered stance, however if you would like to include a squat as well, the legs will get their fun in as well! 2.) Single Arm Rubber Band Front Fly Hold This exercise might not appear to be difficult at first glance, however maintaining proper form and holding it throughout the set is a daunting task! In a forward facing position, you will bring one band up from behind you and hold your arm out in front of you with your palm facing upward. The tension this will cause in your chest and even a number of December Workout Game Plan For the month of December our muscle group pairings will be chest/back and legs/shoulders. By switching up the muscle group pairings from month to month, we allow ourselves to avoid complacency and plateauing, hence why the first week of each month leaves us so sore! We also place an emphasis on conditioning ourselves to utilize the same amount of weight under longer periods of tension, which will result in quicker we will see our overall ability to increase weight from month to month! We will increase the amount of time spent on each muscle group to 3 consecutive stations per group for two of our resistance workouts during the month, and additionally you will spend 3 straight rounds on one station as well! secondary muscles will start to become intense as the seconds tick away!