When I finished my freelancing assignment draft today, I was starting to feel the dinner hungries but wasn’t quite ready. Rather than heading to the gym and ending up starving by the time I got through a workout, I decided to do an at-home workout.
I live in an apartment building, so some classic at home options are out of the question (i.e. I’m not going to jump rope and piss off the people below me. Same goes for TONS of jumping/jumping jacks/burpies). If you’re in a similar boat, try this workout! It’s a take on one that I used to use at my outdoor bootcamp (fond memories, I miss it, maybe this summer we’ll have to bring it back!).
Warmup/Cardio 1: stairs (5 minutes)
Countdown 1: 10 squats, 10 pushups/9 squats, 9 pushups/…/1 squat, 1 pushup/10 squats, 10 pushups
Cardio 2: kettlebell swings (double arm, single arm back and forth) (5 minutes)
Countdown 2: plie squats, wide grip pushups
Cardio 3: kickboxing (punching, kicking, etc.) (5 minutes)
Countdown 3: jump squats, close grip pushups
Cardio 3: repeat your favourite (or combine all three previous options like I did!) (5 minutes)
Abs: ball routine (sit-ups on the ball, oblique sit-ups with the ball, ball passes, pikes, plank on the ball)
My heart rate was up the whole time, I was sweaty, and it was perfect.
Ideas to switch it up:
- cardio = running, burpies, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, jump rope, running in place
- countdowns = do clapping pushups instead of close grip pushups, choose exercises besides squats and pushups
- abs = whatever you think will get you your six pack
What are your favourite at home workouts?
Do you care about your neighbours or roomies when it comes to workouts?
If you were at my bootcamp, I better get a comment on this one…do you like outdoor bootcamps? In Sarnia? Run by yours truly? 🙂