Quarantine got you feeling like a couch potato? Haven't walked further than the distance between your couch and kitchen in, say, 2 weeks? We're right there with ya. So we rounded up a few of our favorite small-space-approved workouts that you can do right from your childhood bedroom (b/c, let's be honest, that's where most of us are right now).
1. sit ups/crunches
Anyone else dreaming of having washboard abs by the time quarantine is over? Just me? Well, that might be ambitious, but in any case, sit ups and crunches are great workouts. Start by doing sit-ups or crunches for a minute straight, and then take a 20 second break. Repeat this 5 times, and you'll be that much closer the abs you've always wanted. Adidas leggings offer the flexibility you need when doing crunches.
2. push ups
While push ups might seem like one of the hardest exercises to master (especially if you don't have very good upper body strength), they're actually a really good beginner move. They target your chest, shoulders, triceps, core, and legs—all in one move. Try starting on your knees, and as you work up to a full blown push up, do 3 sets of 8 to 10 push ups. Adidas has the sneakers you need to make sure your feet don't slip.
When doing a squat, your feet should be slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Then, sit backwards and down, as if you're sitting in an imaginary chair. Keep your head facing forward as your upper body bends forward a bit. Let your lower back arch slightly as you descend. Make sure your thighs are as parallel to the ground as possible, with your knees over your ankles. Keep your body tight, and push through your heels to bring yourself back to the starting position. Start with 3 sets of 10, and then add more reps as you become more advanced.
4. jumping jacks
These look silly if someone else is watching you, but they're loads of fun when you're alone (or around others, we don't judge). Order yourself a good sports bra or compression top from Adidas to make sure jumping up and down isn't a pain. Start with 8 to 10 reps or 30 seconds of jumping jacks, and then work up to more. If you don't feel like ONLY doing jumping jacks, they're also a great warmup.
All you really need is a mat, some soothing music, and a good YouTube yoga channel to tune into. Adidas actually has a yoga collection if all you're wearing lately is worn out leggings and torn up t-shirts.
6. walk in place
This might sound silly, but during quarantine, it could be your best chance at a cardio workout. If you have cable or any type of streaming service that includes commercials, try walking in place during them. With longer shows you can get up to 20 minutes of cardio. Up the challenge by adding arm exercises as you walk.
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