Nebraska is getting hit with a second snow storm! (Remember when I got stuck in Lincoln last weekend?) And lots of other places around the country are also being hit with another round of snow.
If you’re lucky enough to get to stay home from work for a snow day, I have the perfect workout for you. This workout can be done in your living room without any equipment!
Get your body ready for shoveling snow with this strength + cardio workout!
Snow Day Workout
Warm up – Slow high knees, “jump rope” in place and jumping jacks for 4-5 minutes.
Wall Squat – Stand with your back toward a wall, with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees, lean back against the wall until you are in a seated position, thighs parallel to the floor. Hold for 1 minute.
Fast High Knees – 1 minute
Decline Push Up – Get into a push up position with your feet placed on the couch. Your hands should be more than shoulder-width apart. Bend your elbows until they are 90 degrees, stop and straighten them.To modify this, try an incline push up. Place your hands on the couch and feet or knees on the ground. Complete 20 push ups.
Plank – Lay face down on the floor. Lift your body up, placing your elbows and forearms on the ground. Hold yourself up with your arms and toes. Modify by coming down to your knees. – Hold for 1 minute.
Jumping Jacks – 1 minute
Lunges – Stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Take a big step forward with one foot (make sure your knee stays behind your toes) and bend your opposite knee until it is just short of the hitting the floor. Return to start, alternating sides. Complete 20 reps on each side.
Side Plank – Lay on your side. Lift your body up, placing your elbow directly under your shoulder. Hold yourself up with your forearm and the side of your foot. To modify, stagger your feet. Hold for 1 minute on each side.
Mountain Climbers – 1 minute
Squats – Stand with feet hip-width apart. Sit back, bending your knees, making sure your knees stay behind your toes and keeping your chest lifted and abs engaged. Stop when your thighs are parallel to the floor and return to standing, squeezing your flutes. Complete 20 squats.
V-Sit Ups – Sit with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Place your hands on the back of your thighs. Lean back, keeping your back straight, until your abs engage. Slowly lift your feet off the ground, until your legs are at a 90 degree angle. Remove hands from behind your thigh and hold arms out at your sides. Lengthen entire body until your legs are hovering over the floor and your head and shoulders are a few inches from the floor. Crunch up, bringing your legs and upper body together again. To make it harder, straighten your legs. Do 20 V-Sit Ups.
Burpees – 1 minute
Repeat from the beginning one more time!