Sure, there’s gym class,
but running laps and playing kickball aren’t exactly your idea of an awesome
sweat sesh. Instead of giving up and
lettin’ your workout routine fall to pieces, try incorporating these four moves
into your every-day activities.
The school year is so crazy, how does anyone find the time
to work out?
Ever wait to do laundry until you can barely get your hamper
from your room to the washing machine?
Use those heavy clothes to your advantage. Squat down, grab your laundry basket and pick
it up, lifting with your legs, not your back.
Do the same thing in reverse to put the basket back on the ground. Repeat this 10 times before you leave your
room and 10 times once you get to the washing machine.
Clean Dish Curls
If it’s your turn to empty the dishwasher, take advantage of
the time to work on your arm muscles. Do
three bicep curls with each arm for every clean glass you put away. Hold the full silverware tray behind your
head (level with where your neck meets your head) with both hands and bring it
straight up until both of your arms are straight, then bring it back down to
the original position. Do this 10 times.
House Cleaning Hustle
You promised your mom you’d clean up your stuff, but it’s
all over the house! Focus on one room at
a time and clean out everything you can find.
Sprint up the stairs two at a time and then run with high knees down the
hallway to your room. Do butt kicks back down the hallway once you put your
stuff in your room. When you finish a
room, do five pushups. Once you’ve hit
all the rooms, check around the house one more time. For every thing you missed, do ten crunches.
You’ve got the whole family coming over, so mom needs someone
to wash the windows. Normally, to get
the bottom panes, you’d kneel down on the floor, but for a challenge, try
seeing how low you can squat with good form.
Your knees should be in line with your ankles and you should be sitting
up as straight as you can. If you’re
struggling to stay steady, spread your feet farther apart. Try to hold the squat a little bit longer for
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BY KATE GERAGHTY ON 9/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN workouts, best-ever arm workouts, your best booty workouts, lean leg workouts, lazy girl's workouts