When I opened the front door this morning to find this…
I promptly closed the door and retreated back into the warmth of my house. The snow continued yesterday and we probably ended up with six inches. Overnight we received a fine layer of ice over everything and then this morning two more inches of snow. The yoga studio was open for a few classes today but my life philosophy is risk versus reward and the risk definitely outweighed the reward here.
After about five hours of recipe testing and computer work I was ready to get moving! I programmed an at home workout for myself and then cranked the heat and the music. 30 minutes later I was dripping in sweat and my heat was racing. Mission accomplished.
I don’t have any workout equipment at home (which I know is crazy) so I always rely on bodyweight movements when working out at home. I find them to be really effective and challenging and always include them in my programming for clients regardless of available equipment. This workout is themed around 1,000 reps. You do 10 rounds of 10 reps of each of the 10 exercises. I alternated high intensity and active recovery movements so that I could work consistently through the entire workout without having to take a lot of rest. It turned out just how I wanted it where I always felt pushed but never over the edge. I also tried to hit lots of muscle groups so you not only get a cardio workout but an upper and lower body and core strength workout as well.
If 1,000 reps is too much you can cut the workout in half and do five rounds for 500 reps. Also, scaling is an option on all the jumping/plyo movements. They can be subbed for static movements if jumping doesn’t work for you. Not gonna lie, it sounded like my wood floors might give way while I was burpeeing! 🙂
So if you’re stuck in the snow like me or just looking for something to do at home or when traveling, give this workout a shot! Let me know if you have questions or feedback if you try it!