Happy Friday! We’ve made it to the end of another week. Any exciting plans for the weekend? I’m planning on catching up with friends and attending a childhood friends musical in support of cancer research. Weather here is starting to warm up and that means it’s time for me to get my butt back in gear with amping up workouts.
When it comes to going to the gym or working out, finding time to go to the gym sometimes isn’t a top priority. Don’t worry it’s a judge free zone here!
Today I wanted to show you a few exercises you can do at home to get your blood bumping and break a sweat. All photos are taken for bodybuilding.com.
Step Ups – Disclaimer: make sure whatever you are setting on: boxes, chair, or bench, is completely stable before completing exercise. Step up, then down. Next step up with your other foot first, then back down. One rep done a few more to go!
Lunges – Alternate stepping forward with each leg. This can be done on the spot by stepping forward, then back, or traveling if you have space.
Squats – Add a jump or just bend your knees in a wide stance. Keeping your back up and knees over toes, bend your knees to sit and stand up. Similar to if you were sitting in a chair. Add a jump for an extra challenge.
Plank – Toning all major muscles, plank doesn’t require any equipment. Start by holding plank for 30 seconds, then break. Continue up to three times. Increase hold times by 5 or 10 seconds increments to add a challenge each time.
Burpees – Start standing and jump up. Then go down to a push up stance and stand back up. That’s one rep. If you want to make it more challenging add a push up. For less of a challenge reach to the sky rather than jumping to start.
Mountain Climbers – Start in push up stance. Then bring one leg forward to your shoulder. Next, switch legs. Try to keep your back straight and bum down.
Hope you all have a great weekend. See you next week!