During this pandemic, it sometimes feels easier to snack and binge watch Netflix than to workout. Although gyms are beginning to re-open, it’s sometimes easier to get your workout done at home. In this full body workout, you will go through a variety of non-jumping cardio and strength moves intended to be apartment friendly. So, put some music on and begin!
- Exercise one: Leg raises/30 reps
Lay on your back, with your hands under your tailbone, and slowly lift your legs up and down. You should feel this in your lower abs.
- Exercise two: Plie squat with punches/30 reps
For this cardio move, get into a plie squat and hold. Punch your arms as fast as you can for thirty reps.
- Exercise three: Shoulder taps/15 reps per each arm
Get into a standing plank and tab your shoulders. This is a great exercise for strengthening your arms and core.
- Exercise four: Squats to calf raise/20 reps
Complete basic squats with a calf-raise to finish the rep. Make sure your squat position is correct and should feel the move in your glutes and thighs.
- Exercise five: Inch worms /15 reps
In this second cardio move, complete inch worms as fast you can for fifteen reps.
- Exercise six: Russian twists/15 per side
For a modification, keep your legs on the ground. If you want a challenge, keep your legs of the floor while doing your twists. If you have an object like a dumbbell or a soda can, you can use this for some resistance.
- Exercise seven: Triceps dips/25 reps
Get into a reverse push up position and use your triceps to lift your glutes in the air. Make sure your hands are placed opposite to your body. For an advanced move, use a desk or your bed for an extra challenge.
- Exercise eight: Donkey kicks/15 each side
Get on all fours and take your straight leg and lift; touching the floor after each rep. This is a great exercise to shape your glutes. For an extra challenge, keep your foot off the floor and pulse your donkey kick for more of a burn.
- Exercise nine: Lunge pulses/15 rep per side
Start with a lunge, and pulse each of your thighs for fifteen reps. It’s a burner!
- Exercise ten: 1 min. forearm plank
Perform a plank for one minute. This is one of the best exercises for strengthening your whole body! Make sure your butt is down and not in the air.
Repeat this as a circuit as many times as you want! For the most effective workout, complete at least three rounds. Let’s get fit during this quarantine!