I don’t know about you, but the weather here in Georgia has been crazy. Last week we had no power for a day or so and it was freezing cold. I think on Thursday it was 14 degrees when we got up. The kids were out of school 4 days last week. Last night it snowed and school was cancelled today. We are getting another snow storm tomorrow and school is closed again. I have lived in this state for 10 years and this has never happened. Like I said, it’s been crazy.
So if you are stuck inside with the kid(s) and still need to get in a work out, I have some tips.
- exercise circuits work great and there are so many combinations of things you can do. Here are a few ideas:
- 30 jump ropes (no rope needed, just pretend you have a rope), 30 jumping jacks, 30 butt kicks and 10 burpees. Do this 3 consecutive times with a 30 second break in between.
- 20 squats, 20 biceps curls, 20 tricep dips, 20 lunges (10 each leg), 20 push ups, 30 ab crunches, 30 sec plank, 30 bicycle crunches and 30 side crunches. Do it 3 consecutive times with a 30 second break in between.
- 10 burpees, 20 crunches, 25 push ups, 30 sec plank, 20 butt kicks, 30 bicycle crunches, 20 squats, 15 sit ups, 20 lunges (10 each side), 20 side crunches, 20 bicep curls, 30 sec plank, 20 tricep dips, 20 crunches and 25 jump ropes. Do this 3 consecutive times with a 30 second break in between.
2. Get a free app like Nike Training Club, it’s has workouts that are well instructed. They have videos you can watch to get the right form. It’s also somewhat customizable. It has options for all cardio, all strength or a combination of both. It also has three levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced.
3. There is an app called TimeWheel. It is a timing app, so you can do certain moves for a specific period of time, like 30 seconds, and it counts it down for you. It beeps and stuff so it is easy. This app is great for quickly moving from exercise to exercise and not having to worry about controlling the clock. It’s all about interval training.
4. Exercise with your kids. Play tag and run around the house or outside. Use them as a barbell, as long as they are not too big, no hurting yourself. Play outside in the snow with them, sledding is a great workout. So is shoveling, but it’s not that fun. Bring your kids in on the exercise fun, make it a family affair. Having a dance party is great fun and great exercise. Not only are you having fun, you are making great memories.