Sweat into Spring: No-Weights Workout
I’m pretty sure there are few things in life a workout and a green juice can’t solve.
Try combining short runs with plyometric exercises, pilates and even yoga. The unlikely combo builds lean muscle and is always welcoming for both my mind and body!
Run | Begin your workout with a half-mile run outdoors, at a pace that’s both comfortable and challenging for you. The goal here is to warm up your muscles.
Traveling Lunge Hops | Begin in a lunge position. Using your core, push off the bottom of both feet, bringing your back leg toward your chest (hopping off your opposite leg). Land in the starting lunge position. Each lunge hop should propel you forward, alternating legs each time. 10 reps on each leg, 3 sets.
Side-Lying Hip Adducction | Lie on your right side, with your right arm bent at a 90-degree angle for support. Bend your left leg, bringing it in front your right. Pulse your right leg up and down, to work your inner thigh. Switch sides and repeat. 25 reps on each side, 3 sets.
Reverse Crunch | Lie on your back and raise your legs straight into the air. Using your core muscles, push your hips and bum upwards toward the sky. Return to your resting position and repeat. 15 reps, 3 sets.
Tuck Jumps | Begin in a standing position, with your hands in a fist. Squat down, and explode upward into a tuck position. Keep your knees bent and close to your chest. 10 reps, 3 sets.
Standing Tree | Choose a flat, restful spot to practice a little yoga. Begin standing, while drawing one foot up and placing your sole into the opposite leg’s inner thigh (just above the knee). Once balanced, extend your arms up over your head, with your palms touching. Hold this position for 30 seconds on each side.
Run | Wrap up your workout with another half-mile run. This time, keep in mind it’s meant to be a cool down exercise. Run at a slow pace.