Let’s be honest, most New Years’ resolutions include a physical goal. To get you started, here’s a simple workout for you to do at home. You don’t need anything, just a bit of space and effort!
This workout will consist of 3 rounds. Each round will last for 8 minutes. To set a timer, I use my Amazon Echo or set a timer on your phone. In each round you’ll have three different workouts targeting different muscles. Rotate through until the time is up. You got this!
10 forward lunges [per side]
20 scissor kicks [per side]
10 push ups
Make sure that when you step forward, your knee never goes past your toes! When you step back up, push through the heel of your front foot. It’s important to keep good form so that you don’t get hurt in the process.
For this workout, you’ll want to keep your back flat on the floor! This will help to engage your core. You can either lay your arms to the side or under your rump for extra support. Bring each leg up at a time and you can either let your lower foot rest on the floor or hover for an extra challenge.
Tricep Push Ups
Tricep pushups are meant to keep your elbows close to your body as you lift and lower. If you’ve never done this kind before it might be more than you’re expecting. If you can’t do a full push up, try starting from your knees instead of your toes! Before you start, always make sure that the joints in your arms are all stacked from your shoulders, elbows, to wrists,
10 wide push ups
Basically what you want to do is sit in an imaginary chair. Put all the weight in your heels and squeeze as you stand back up.
lay flat on the floor and with your knees bent, you should be able to touch your heels with the tips of your fingers. When you sit up try to not lift with your neck. Engage your core to bring you up!
Wide Push Ups
Again, with these push ups take a wider stance with your arms, but try to keep your joints stacked as well. If you can’t do a quality push up from your toes, try from your knees here.
20 hip bridges
20 jumping jacks
30 second plank
Start by lying flat on the floor with your knees bent so that the tips of your fingers can reach your heels. Lift, squeeze, and hold for 2 seconds. For more of a challenge, you can elevate your feet onto a higher surface. Trust me, it will burn!
Jump with both of your legs out as your arms go up. If this is too much impact for you, try hopping or stepping with each leg at a time!
This is going to be the same stance that you start your push up with. Stack your joints of your arms and hold that position! Don’t let your booty raise or fall, but keep that good form to work your arms and abs.
Below are links to my outfit from Lululemon!