Snow Day Workouts

With all the snow we are getting in Philadelphia, I get a little bit of cabin fever, so I wanted to share two workouts that I know I can quickly and easily do at home on the days that aren’t easy to get out of the house.

Give them a try and let me know how they work for you.

Workout One (no equipment needed)

In fact I did this one last night, all you need is a timer. Count how many reps of each exercise you do for each round. your goal is to stay consistent for each of the four rounds of the workout.

Push Ups
Squats
Speed Rows
Single Leg Reaches

Set a timer for a minute, complete each of the above exercises for a full minute, back to back, rest one minute at the end of the four minutes. Try to repeat the order for four full rounds. Remember your goal is to complete the same number of reps of each exercise during each round.

Workout Two (with equipment)

This one uses bodyweight exercises and kettlebells. In my basement I have a few kettlebells (you don’t need a lot of them) a pull up bar, and a pair of rock climbing grips.

5 Pull Ups
5/5 Kettlebell Clean and Press
15 Kettlebell Swings

Work consistently through the above 3 movements for 15-20 minutes. The best part about this workout…if you have multiple sizes of kettlebells you can switch which size you use from rounds to round. Your odd rounds can all be with lighter weight and your even rounds can be with a heavier weight.

Give these a try and let us know how you do in the comments section below.

Of course of you need a few extra minutes of work, you can always get in some shoveling ;-)

December’s Workout

Last month I started posting one full body conditioning workout a month for you to try. Each time I will chose a different piece of equipment to use, knowing that not everyone has access to all the pieces of equipment I might, and some of you may have greater access.

This month’s workout uses dumbbells and is a 4 minute full body workout, that should be completed for 3-5 rounds depending on your skill level and ability to endure high intensity workouts.

Each round is 30 seconds of

Dumbbell Thrusters Right
Dumbbell Thrusters Left
Dumbbell High Pulls Right
Dumbbell High Pulls Left
Dumbbell Push Presses Right
Dumbbell Push Presses Left
Dumbbell Renegade Rows Left/Right Alternating Sides

Each round is 4 minutes long, take 1 minute rest between rounds. Try to complete a total of 3-5 rounds. If you are able to do 5 rounds without much exhaustion increase the amount of weight you are using.

Let me know how it goes in the comments section below.