Stuck inside because of the chilly,
blustery weather with no way to work out? Think again, girlies! With
these new ways to get your workout inside, ya won’t miss the fresh
air at all, promise!
Run the stairs
Running doesn’t always have to be
about time and distance. You can get just as much out of running a
set of stairs in your house as you would running around the block. By
jogging up and down your stairs for five minutes, you work many of
the same muscles as you would by running regularly and give some much
needed attention to a few other muscles in your thighs. (Plus,
running upstairs burns more cals than on a flat surface!)
We know, we know you all hate the
process of lunging up and down over and over again, but mix it up
this season and blast your favorite song that pumps you up and lunge
to the beat. Try lunging for one entire track—you wont even notice
how much time has flown by.
Although they may seem like a waste of
time, planks are a great help when it comes to strengthening your
core. Hold the pushup position on your palms and the tips of your
toes for 60 seconds, then release. Then, try holding plank for 30
seconds, and then dropping to a low pushup and holding for 10
seconds. (Psst! No cheating! Use a stopwatch for the best results.)
The movement will keep you from getting bored and allowing your body
to sag. We promise, your heart will be beating in no time.
Take the extra step
Change up your normal routine by adding
some extra pounds with filled water bottles. If you’re up for the
challenge, up the intensity on your lunges and stairs running by
carrying a water bottle in each hand for extra oomph.
BY ANA D’AMBROGI ON 11/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN health, fitness, winter, fall