KUSA - You don't need a lot of equipment to get a good workout. Using your own bodyweight as resistance is the perfect way to train for everyday life.
At-home workouts are most successful when you are creative and resourceful. One way to sneak in a good workout after the kids go to bed is to design a workout around your favorite hour-long television program. Most one-hour programs average between five to 10 commercial breaks, for a total of 13 to 16 minutes of commercials, on average.
To design your living room workout, do the following:
- Pick one or two cardiovascular exercises (to get your heart rate up) to complete during the program segments. Aim for three sets of 10 reps during each segment. Example exercises: jumping jacks, jump squats or curtsy lunges.
- Pick five strength exercises. Perform exercise one for the length of commercial break 1, exercise two for the length of commercial break two and so on.
- Try to pick exercises that move your body in very different directions, or that work very different muscle groups. For instance:
- Plank/Side Plank
- Jack Rabbit
- Side Kick
- Thigh Stretch
- Wall Sit
- Push Ups
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