No time for the gym? 3 Easy ways to work out.
Many of us plan to go to the gym on any given day. We get our gym bag ready and plan to go at lunch time or after work, and then life gets in the way. Sometimes it is not possible to get to the gym so here are 3 easy ways to still get a work out in.
Do some reps up and down the stairs. That’s right. I do this at least once a week.
It is the same as using the stair master at the gym only, you are actually climbing up and down the stairs. You can do this in the building that you work at during your lunch break or at your home or apartment building or anywhere you can have quick and easy access to the stairs. You can do a vigorous work out with sets. Go up and down a flight of stairs a few times each set with 15 – 30 second breaks between sets. Try to do 5 – 6 sets per workout. You will feel your legs burning when you are done and your heart rate will be accelerated. Make sure you cool down after and always stretch before you start.
Push ups and planks. These are great supplements for the gym and will work many muscles in your body at the same time.
You don’t need a lot of space and you can do these anytime. I often do theses will I watch something on TV. During each commercial break I will do some planks and push ups. I try to do 100 during a 30 minute show. You can also do them in the morning before you start your day or at night but not before bed. If you are doing them in the evening make sure you do them at least 2 hrs before you plan to go to bed.
Lift some heavy house hold items. You can do squats and curls with chairs.
Fill a laundry basket with some heavy books and do various strength building and toning exercises. I even do the chair technique when I am staying at hotels. Sometime the schedule is too tight to use the workout area in the hotel so I do some of these in the morning before I hit the shower.
Doing a mix of all three can give you a great full body workout for those hectic weeks when you can’t make it to the gym. Make sure you drink lots of water and stretch before doing any of these.
Always try to find an excuse to exercise.
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