At Home Workout Ideas for Your Next Snow Day
Posted by: Danielle Rines on February 14, 2017
There’s nothing like a snow day. You’re stuck in your house drinking hot chocolate, watching movies and if it’s a weekday, you’re working from your couch. Not a bad deal. But what about your workout?
It’s frozen solid.
“Just because there’s some snow outside doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and make sure that you’re keeping up with your fitness,” says Boston-based CrossFit Seminar Staff Coach Joe Masley.
And we agree.
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“Some of the hardest workouts that I’ve ever done involve no equipment and just your own body weight,” says HIIT instructor and personal trainer, Jenn Ogonowsky.
With that in mind (and no equipment handy), we asked Masley, Ogonowsky and yoga instructor, Lena Rakijian, to design three programs specifically adapted for your living room.
“Think outside the box and use whatever you have at your disposal to improve your fitness,” says Masley. “Pretend that there’s somebody else next to you and just work as hard as you can in the space that you’re given.”
Whether you’re into functional training, HIIT or yoga—these at-home workouts will cover all the bases.
And if you’re still struggling to kick that lazy, snowed-in feeling, Ogonowsky suggests some good tunes.
“If you make a good playlist and you have music that pumps you up and gets you in the zone, you can do a workout in your room and feel just as pumped up as you would in the gym,” she says.
Time to sweat it out with these three at-home workouts.
3 Legged Downward Dog: Inhale reach right leg up towards the sky. Firmly press both hands into the mat with equal sensation so the shoulders are square with your mat. Root down through your left heel and reach up through the heel of the right foot. Roll the right inner thigh skyward and hug the outer hips in.
Low Lunge: Inhale as you step your right foot in between your hands, drop your back knee down and untuck your back toes. Reach both arms up towards the sky, lift the low ribs up away from your pelvis. Lunge forward so your right knee tracks over your right ankle. Draw your right hip slightly back and your left hip slightly forward.
Pyramid pose: On an exhale, lift the back knee off the mat and straighten the front leg as you fold your upper body over the front leg. Draw the right hip back and the left hip forward to square the hips and create sensation in your right hamstring. Relax the head and the neck.
Revolved lunge: On an inhale re-bend your right knee, place your left hand on the met and sweep the right arm open towards the sky for a simple twist. Back leg is long and strong, firm the quad to lift the knee cap up. Feel your left ribs rotate towards your right inner thigh. On your inhale, lengthen your spine. On exhale, revolve your heart skyward and gaze up towards your right hand.
Prasarita: (wide legged forward fold) Walk your hands down the left side of your mat and find a wide legged fold with your heels slightly out and your toes slightly in. Relax your head and neck, shift your weight slightly forward so your hips align with your ankles.
Warrior II: Step your right foot forward into your runner’s lunge, spin your left heel down to the mat, reach your left arm forward raise your torso with both arms parallel to the mat, palms facing down. Align the arch of your back foot with the heel of your front foot. Turn the back toes slightly inward and make sure the front knee tracks over the ankle.
Reverse Warrior: From Warrior II, reach the right arm up and over by your right ear. Feel your side body lengthen.
Side Angle:Reach the right forearm to the right thigh and reach the left arm and over by your left ear.
Stretch from your left heel through your left fingertips; lengthen the left side body. Turn your head to gaze up at your left arm. Release your right shoulder away from your ear. Spiral the left pinky finger inward to feel for the external rotation of the left shoulder.
Sweep the left arm up over by your left year. Bring both hands to the front of the mat, step back for downward dog. Repeat on the left side of the body.
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