Stuck at home on a snow day and planning on cleaning the house? Or maybe your planning on sitting on the couch in front of the tube? Here’s a quick workout that will get you off the couch for a few minutes and help you with motivation to clean your house!
Laundry Stair Climbers – For each trip down or up the stairs while doing laundry, carry the full laundry basket and make 10 extra passes up and down the stairs. Finish with a few arm curls ups while holding the basket. NO STAIRS? Do 10 Sit back squats, with heals remaining on the floor, keeping belly pulled in and basket touching your chest. Finish with basket arm curls. Throw in the box of soap for more of a challenge.
Plank Pickups – Drop and hold a plank on hands and toes or knees for 5-10 seconds each time you bend down to pick something off the floor. Keep belly from sagging by pulling belly button up towards spine, hips in line with shoulders.
Vacuum Cleaner Lunges – Step forward into a lunge, each leg, keeping front heal on floor each time you finish a few passes across the floor. 20 in each room.
Counter top Pushups – Cleaning the kitchen or bathroom? Pause and perform 25 incline pushups using counter top. With hands shoulder width apart, Chest in line with counter, bend arms half way down and pushup all the way back up, keeping belly tight, tailbone tucked under . Challenge by placing your hands on the side of the tub – planking your core.
Towel Rows - folding towels can be fun with towel row. 20 times. Grab body towel by the ends wider than shoulders, and with a little sag in the towel Begin with arms in front in of chest and pull towel back, bending elbows to pull slack out of towel and draw towel towards chest. Challenge – grab a partner, and take turns pulling until elbows are against rib cage and partners arms are straight (Sit facing your partner, feet braced against each others, back upright )
Wallah! Workout done, chores done!
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