The gym might be closed, but you can still get your body moving! Join fitness instructor Jeremy Park and In The Know for an at-home workout that will get your heart pumping and have sweat flying in your living room — not to mention, get your muscles toned and tight.
If you’re looking for an effective full-body workout routine that you can do every day, this is it. This workout, while only five moves, focuses on each muscle group one at a time, from abs and glutes to arms and back.
To start, get your heart pumping with a classic aerobic exercise like jogging. You can jog in place, up and down the stairs, on a treadmill or outside to improve your cardiovascular fitness.
“Doing light cardio such as jogging or biking can prepare the muscles for the physical work of lifting weights, and can increase blood flow to the large muscle groups you’ll be using,” Sarah Merrill, M.D., a primary care and sports medicine physician at UC San Diego Health Sciences told Women’s Health.
Once you’ve completed cardio, you’ll strength train to build stronger, more toned muscles (there’s no equipment needed). Watch the video above to follow along step-by-step, and get ready to sweat!
1. Jog in Place (5–10 minutes)
This is your cardio warm up! A quick jog will get you sweating. Depending on how long you would like to jog for, you can always take it outside.
2. Single Leg V-Ups (3 sets, 15 reps each leg)
This move works your core. Start by sitting on your butt with your hands touching the ground at your sides and your legs straight out in front of you. Lift your legs a few inches off the floor and bend them into your chest, one at a time, crunching your upper body towards your knees as well.
3. Classic Push-Ups (3 sets, 15 reps)
Work your whole body with a classic push-up. Engage your abs and glutes, and use your arms and chest to push yourself up. If you need to modify, you can do this move on your knees, but make sure to keep your back straight.
4. Reverse Lunges (3 sets, 12 reps on each leg)
This move engages your glutes and leg muscles. To start, standing tall, step one leg back into a lunge (both legs should make a 90-degree angle). Then, step back to standing position and repeat.
5. Shoulder Pull-Backs (3 sets, 10 reps)
Finally, work your back muscles. Lock your hands behind your back and pull your shoulders back to stretch, using your upper back. Then, release and repeat.
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