An At-Home Workout for When You Just Don’t Want to Leave the House
Because getting to the gym is always half the battle.
With the cold winter months rolling through, it can be tough to leave your comfortable home to hit the gym. However, just because you don’t want to hit the gym doesn’t mean there isn’t an opportunity for you to move. Movement is movement, regardless if you attend a fancy gym or not, and an at-home workout can be just as good for you.
Here are four moves you can do, from the warmth of your own home to get your blood flowing, keep your joints lubricated, and get your body in motion.
Start by doing these exercises for 20 seconds with 10 seconds of rest in between. If you want more of a challenge, either increase to 30-45 seconds of exercise, or repeat the exercises multiple times.
Down Dog Toe Tap
Starting in a high plank position, shift your hips up to a downward dog while walking your hands back towards your feet. Tap your opposite hand to your toes, and walk your hands back to a plank. Repeat for the other side.
While standing, step your right foot forward into a front lunge, keeping your right heel on the ground at a 90 degree angle. Bring your right foot back to center and step out to the right side, with your heel down, pushing your hips back, and a soft bend on your left, stationary leg. Bring your right foot back to center and step back into a reverse lunge, with your left heel on the ground and focus on bending your right knee. Repeat for your left leg.
Pushup to Superman
In a high plank position, lower yourself to the ground and fully extend your arms forward by your ears. Lift your shoulders and your legs off the ground by squeezing your back and glutes, and pull your arms back until you make a “W”, fully extend again, and lower. Push yourself back up to a high plank and repeat.
Overhead Squat Holds
With your feet shoulder-width apart, sit back until your legs are about parallel to the ground, and hold here with your arms overhead by your ears.