Is it a challenge for you to get to the gym? Many women with busy work schedules, small children, and hectic calendars are opting to squeeze in workouts from home, and this equipment-free workout challenge may be just the thing to jumpstart an at-home fitness routine. And for those of you who travel frequently, this workout is easy to do from your hotel room or your in-laws’ spare bedroom. And of course, many people just love to work out at the park or the beach, and an equipment-free workout allows nature lovers to break a sweat while on the go.
Equipment Needed: yoga mat, interval timer (Gymboss is a free app)
What to Do: Following are two workouts to choose from. Select one workout each day for 7 days. Try to work at least two of each workout in during this 7-day period. Take one rest day of your choosing. Write down how many rounds you complete and try to increase your total each day.
Workout 1 – Perform each exercise for 45 seconds. Rest 15 seconds after each round. Work til failure.
1. Grasshopper Push-Ups
2. Jump Squat
3. Combo Crunch
Workout 2 – Perform each exercise in ladder sequence (1 rep of each, jump back to first and perform 2 reps of each, etc.) until you tire.
1. Tricep Pushups
3. Four Pulse Squat Flips
Four Pulse Squat Flips
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