Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rainy Day Workout

Rainy days are perfect for curling up on the couch with a blanket and the newest Oprah book Or John Cusak movie! I mean you can't really do anything outside and who wants to climb into the car and drive to the gym in the rain!

Still you can do something at home! Whether you pop in a great workout DVD or whether you jog in place to the beat of your own drum, kill the couch potato routine and try this rainy day workout:

Move through the exercises one right after the other and rest for 60 seconds when complete. Repeat series 3-5 times.
  • Warm up with 60 seconds of jumping jacks.
  • Move into Mountain Climbers and do one set of 30
  • Do 20 regular push-ups or if you need to modified pushups (from the knee)
  • Do 20 burpies with pushup (this is droping down to a push up position, doing the push up and then jumping the feet back together and standing.) A modified burpie would be just droping down, jumping back into push up position and skipping the push up. Jump the feet together and stand.
  • Do 20 squat jumps (be SURE that your knees are not coming out farther than your toes. If they are, stick that booty back a little bit farther when you come down.)
  • End by jump roping for 1 minute.
This is a great workout that combines cardio with some resistance work and will chase away those rainy day blues in 20 minutes or less!!

For more inspiration online visit Hulu or youtube and search for exercise videos. Add new moves and grooves to your day and spice up your routines! It's a great way to get a quick work out in without going out! 

p.s. what is your favorite workout DVD? 

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