Everyone has those days when they just can’t bring themselves to leave the house.
Maybe it’s cold and horizontal-raining outside. Maybe your three-year-old is in a super-feral mood and you can’t possibly convince him to get in his car seat. Maybe you just don’t want to put pants on.
Whatever it is – I understand. I do. I’m currently visiting a ski resort in Canada where the temperature is an average of minus 20. Today, it hit minus 40. Nobody wants to go outside in minus 40, particularly when you have to be genuinely worried about your eyeballs freezing.
The only issue is that it’s kind of difficult to keep fit when you’re avoiding the great outdoors. So many workouts involve venturing outside and having to wear pants – going to the gym, going to boot camp, going for a run…
Some people have home gyms, but they can be really pricey to deck out with all the right equipment. And there are only so many times you can play boxing on the Wii or run up and down the stairs.
Happily, I have a solution for you. It’s called the no-equipment workout, and it needs to be embraced. It involves nothing but YOU. No treadmill. No dumbbells. Not even any of those stretchy bands or ankle weights or anything.
You’ll probably also need a bit of space in your house. But that’s easy to get – move a coffee table aside or something. And that’s part one of your workout done anyway. Happy days!
All you have to do? Take a bunch of different exercises and do a whole lot of reps of each of them. These exercises might include:
– Squats (both regular squats and wall squats)
– Push-ups (on your toes or on your knees)