5 Ways To Workout From Home During The Coronavirus Shutdown
The coronavirus has us all staying at home with nothing to do. You could clean your house or make sure the kids are doing their schoolwork, but what if you need to just blow off some steam? What if you don't want to lose all those gains you made in the gym for the past year? What if you just want to use this time to get stronger and leaner?
Here are a few ways you can use things around your house to work out:
1. Turn on KISS FM - Or pop in your favorite greatest hits of the 80s CD and just dance your butt off for an hour. Swing your arms around, sing at the top of your lungs, pretend you're in one of Jane Fonda's workout classes. Do whatever you want to in time to the music for an hour. You'll be exhausted and worked out and ready to take on the couch because we aren't supposed to be going anywhere right now.
2. Grab your pantyhose - You're not using them for work right now anyway, so put them to good use. You can use them to help you stretch your legs, tie them around something sturdy and use them to workout your arms, shoulders, and chest. Workout enough with your pantyhose and you'll have fantastic arms for carrying all that toilet paper you want to hoard. Click here for a bunch of exercise band workouts.
3. Milk jug workout - Save a couple of empty milk jugs and fill them with water or sand. A full gallon milk jug weighs about 8.5 pounds. Use them for bicep curls, tricep kick backs, dead lifts, and squats. Milk jugs - they do a body good.
4. Sweep - The motion of sweeping is fantastic for your core. Switch lead hands so both sides of your abs get a workout. Pretty soon you'll be throwing stuff on the floor just so you can get in a workout.
5. Do burpees - If you can master a burpee, you can workout your whole body. They are killers so go slow and concentrate on your form. This really is the perfect all-over workout. And if you're wondering why they call them burpees, do them after you've eaten and you'll find out, but you should only do that outside and well away from anyone else. Trust me.