How to Exercise While Sheltered-At-Home

Are you trying to figure out how to exercise while staying safe-at-home? Here are a few of our favorite ideas: 

 

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Run Stairs

If you live in an apartment or condo building with a few flights of stairs, build a workout around stair sprints. Alternate your pace. Try one of the following: 20-second sprints, 40 seconds regular pace; 10-second sprints, 10-second jog; 60-second sprint, 60-second rest. Alternatively, you can skip steps or do a pyramid workout. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be a leg burner. 

 

Backyard Line Drills

If you're lucky enough to live in a home with a backyard (although you could also do this in your apartment parking lot--not many cars are driving in and out these days), set up some cones and run line drills. Don't have cones? Use cans or cups or whatever you have handy. Whatever you choose, set five objects up to fifteen feet apart (think lines on a basketball court). Now run sprints between those five points. Aim for five to ten sets with sixty second rests in between. Here's an example video.

 

Jumprope

While we don't recommend jumping in your living room if you have neighbors living below, this is a great cardio workout if you have a garage or access to outside space. You'll need a jump rope and a yoga mat. Warm-up with five minutes of regular paced jumping, then increase to a jump rope sprint for sixty seconds. Drop the rope and use your mat to do the exercise of your choice (pushups, squats, bicycles, etc.). Then pick up your rope for another sixty-second sprint. Complete for ten rounds. 

 

Squats, Pushups, Sit-Ups & Burpees

When all else fails, finding a corner in your home for some good ole fashion squats, pushups, sit-ups, and burpees should do the trick. Aim for ten reps of each for a total of ten rounds. That should get you sweating. 

 

As always, don't forget to stay hydrated, fueled, and well-rested during this season. Share with us your at-home workouts on Facebook or Instagram!