Save it For a Rainy Day: Indoor Workout to Get You Drenched
It’s rainy and yucky outside and you don’t feel like making the trek to the gym and getting soaked. What do you do? Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is… we have an indoor workout below that you can use right in the privacy of your own home. The bad news… You’re still going to end up drenched – with sweat, that is.
Make sure you have enough room around you to complete the workout below and you’ll be sure to work up a good sweat and burn a good number of calories in the process. The workout below (depending on your current fitness level) can be done anywhere from 1-4 times as a circuit. This is where you complete all of the exercises from top to bottom and then start all over again if you wished to repeat. The more conditioned and physically/cardiovascularly fit you are, the more complete circuits you should be able to get through.
Exercises should be completed one after the other with little to no rest in between. You will also need some type of timekeeping device whether it be a stopwatch, timer, clock, or wristwatch to ensure you are meeting the specified duration for each exercise to be completed. A glass of water or water bottle is also recommended in case you need a drink in order to stay hydrated throughout the workout.
*Before you start your workout, warm up by walking around your house or doing a light activity such as jumping jacks for five minutes to warm up the muscles and get good blood flow throughout your body.
|Mountain Climbers||30 seconds|
|Push-Ups (on toes or knees)||30 seconds|
|Squat Jumps||30 seconds|
|Glute Bridges||30 seconds|
|Shadow Box||30 seconds|
|High Knees||30 seconds|
|Standing Calf Raise w/ Shoulder Press||30 seconds|
|REPEAT TO COMPLETE 2 MORE CIRCUITS (if able)|
*Once you have completed your workout, cool down by walking around your home for five minutes and allowing your heart rate to slowly return to baseline and allow your body temperature to return to normal. Make sure you drink water after completion to replenish lost fluids.
Disclaimer: discuss your health with your doctor before starting any fitness or nutrition program to ensure you are healthy enough to partake in such program(s).