I know I’m not the only one to hit a wall when it comes to keeping active during winter and spring rain. It’s cold and wet and all my usual workout habits go out the frosted window.
Fortunately, I have some sneaky little inside workout tips to share.
Tip #1- High intensity: Doing a higher intensity workout not only warms you up, but it’s shorter duration and has AMAZING health benefits.
Tip #2- Use the inside of your house or workplace: Steps are great, you can run up and down, do push-ups, dips, split squats, increase glute activation and SO much more. You can also use tinned food or milk bottles as free weights.
Tip #3- Your body is a gym: You can use your bodyweight to increase intensity just by adding a small jump or changing the vector (angle of your body) to increase or decrease the resistance. Not into physics? Let me explain that one. Try doing a push up against a wall, then against the edge of the bench top, then the floor, then with your feet up on a chair. Pick a level that’s challenging but won’t end in a face plant!
Tip #4- Core work is exercise! Its exercise we tend to neglect. Help yourself out; a strong core protects the spine, enhances movement and holds us upright. It also takes minimal space and equipment to get a good session in.