When it comes to self-care, I’m pretty disciplined with my routine. The only aspect that I can be a bit inconsistent with is fitness and staying active. I was an athlete in high school and after college a huge Bikram yogi, but in recent years I’ve fallen off and have been struggling to get back in a groove. This pandemic has helped me to prioritize my fitness goals and although I’m not working out every single day, I do make time to get moving.
My fiancé, David, has been a tremendous help in this process since he’s so big into fitness. We sometimes work out together, or he’ll put together specific routines for me. So I figured, why not ask him to put together a no-equipment, beginner-friendly routine I can share with my audience. We’ve been thinking about this for a while, so I’m really excited to see it come to fruition.
In this video, we break down a simple routine you can do at home, that works for any skill level. David breaks down each exercise and how you can modify it for your specific body and capabilities. We kept it real, laid back, and fun. Hope you enjoy!
The Workout Routine
3 sets of 20 Mountain climbers (1 per leg), 10 jumping jack planks
It’s important to get a little sweat going before your workout. These exercises help increase your heart rate and activate the primary muscles that will be the focus of today’s workout (legs and core)
3 sets of 8 reverse lunges, single leg deadlift (each leg)
These exercises work the back of your legs (hamstrings and glutes). They also help with your balance and stability which are very important once you begin doing more advanced and/or intense exercises
3 sets of 10 squat, alternate toe touches (5 each leg)
It is always great to add some high intensity movements in your workout to really help you burn away at some of the fat. This exercise involves full body movement which forces your body to work harder and burn more
3 sets of 8 forearm to hand push-ups, 8 half burpees
These exercises really focus on your core and stability. But you will also feel a little burn in your shoulders