I love running outside, but sometimes, especially during winter, you just need to get in a good workout indoors. Yes, I could just run inside on the treadmill, but that would get very boring every day. What I love to do try other types of workouts in between running days.
Incorporating different types of workout is not only a good way to beat boredom, but also very beneficial to your overall health. It allows you work different muscle groups and train with a different mindset. Most of the time I work with medium to heavy weights. However, a body-weight workout gives your body a break from lifting while still getting your heart rate up and body moving.
Here is one of my favorite indoor body-weight workout. You won’t need any weights for this workout. Just some space and maybe a yoga mat if you have hardwood floors like I do.
The Winter Indoor Body-weight Workout:
- 10 Jump (or Switch) Lunges
- 10 Burpees
- 10 Jump Squats
- 20 Sit-ups
- 20 Mount Climbers
- 20 Calf Raises
- 30 Russian Twists
- 30 Jumping Jacks
- 30 High Knees
- 1-minute Plank
Repeat this set 3 times, giving yourself about 1 minute rest between sets. It gets your heart pumping and by the end you’ll be a sweaty mess. Have fun!
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