I’m sorry there was no weekend recap post this week – but there really wasn’t much to write home about. A pretty bad migraine took me out for most of it, and the rest was spent wandering through antique shops with James to find some necessities and not-so necessities for our new home (which we get the keys to this week!).
Anyways, after a pretty lazy weekend, we got right back to it with an at-home mountain climber workout. It’s been snowing nonstop here, so there haven’t been many opportunities to get in our cardio outside. I thought for sure I was going to get out this morning – especially with my new running gear (review coming soon) – but, I would have needed some snow shoes just to make it a mile down the road. That’s why having a workout like this one is great – it doesn’t require any equipment and it can be done anywhere.
So, here’s the gist. Complete each set of mountain climbers for 1 minute. Between each set, choose any type of cardio you’d like to perform for 1 minute. I listed a few ideas to get you started, but really the options are endless. You could even just keep it plain and simple with jumping jacks between each set of mountain climbers.
Enjoy the burn!
Mountain Climbers – Inside Angle
Mountain Climbers – Outside Angle
If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know I’ve recently made the transition from daily gym lifter to at-home workout enthusiast. I thought I’d really slump on this one, but it’s actually been going great. So great in fact that I thought I should start sharing more of the workouts, so here’s the first of the Target Tuesdays.
High-intensity interval workouts are only as good as you make them, so you really have to put your energy into this one. If you’re unsure of how to do any of the moves listed, a quick google search should provide you with plenty of demo videos.
So, here’s the deal. After the warm up, complete each exercise listed in the HIIT workout for 1 minute. In that 1 minute, complete as many reps as you can. Repeat. Don’t forget to stretch when you’re done!
I only did two rounds of this, and I was definitely feeling the glute and leg pain the next day. Again, I cannot reiterate enough that this type of exercise IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT. You could do 5 reps in one minute, or you could really push yourself, feel the burn and double those reps. Form is important though, so make sure you’ve got the exercise down before you try and pick up the pace. Maybe today you only do those 5 reps to let your body memorize the form, but tomorrow, you do max it out and do 15.
How’s it going friends? It’s been rain, rain, raining here so I haven’t been able to get in too many morning runs. Good thing I received the amazing gift of Grokker!
I started at-home workouts last week, but was really able to kick things up a notch this week with a new online platform full of an unbelievable variety of workout videos. From Yoga and Pilates, to strength training and kickboxing cardio, Grokker seriously delivers.
I was more than thrilled when I received this as a gift (thank you 🙂 ), but I can say with confidence that I would be more than willing to pay for this subscription on my own. There was nothing better than being able to pull out a yoga mat at home, fire up the computer, get in a quick 30 minute ab burner, and then get right back to my day. No driving to the gym. No tiptoeing around gym showers. No one judging my form.
While it was extremely difficult to figure out where to start because of all the goodies on this site, I chose an Intermediate Pilates video. Yowza did it burn! I definitely had to push myself. And, when I was finished with the class, Grokker congratulated me and added it to my dashboard.
What a great little dashboard right? I love that you can save workout videos for later as you’re scrolling through the library full of them, and even schedule them on a calendar to hold yourself accountable. The little icons showing how many hours of yoga or other fitness activities completed is also a great motivator – you could set a goal of a certain number of hours per week for yourself.
Finally, Grokker is great because it also provides a number of healthy and delicious recipes. How about that? You can plan your weekly exercise and meals all in one place?! You know I’m personally psyched about food and fitness in one place.
Ok guys, go check it out now! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.