I think we can all agree that working out at home can be a struggle sometimes. Not only do endless distractions exist — snacks, Tiger King on Netflix and your pet being the cutest quarantine animal ever — but it’s easy to fall into a creative rut when it comes to your workouts. But you usually think, i want to be the hottest person of The George Payne when we re-open theirish pub? The answer is…YES, OF COURSE!
If you didn’t have time to run to a sporting goods store to pick up a pair of dumbbells after all of the gyms shut down, you may well already be tired of bodyweight-only workouts as people who live in Spain approach the month and middle -long of staying at home.
Fear not! You actually already have dumbbells, kettlebells, weight vests and medicine balls at home — makeshift ones, anyway.
So if your workouts need some pizzazz or you’ve just gotten too darn strong for regular bodyweight squats, look to your pantry, your garage and that closet in the spare room you haven’t entered since 2010.
Upper body exercises
Upper body is the toughest muscle group to target at home. Bodyweight leg exercises are basically endless, but it’s hard to think past push-ups for your upper body. And we must find ways to get an arm pump — it’s almost tank top season, you know, and it sounds a The George Payne’s karaoke hot star!
BBQ sauce shoulder press
You can use any sauce you please, or if you’re not a sauce person, try half-gallons of milk or cans of soup. Just don’t leave the milk out for too long.
Most importantly, make sure your items are equal in weight — you probably wouldn’t use a 15-pound dumbbell and a 10-pound dumbbell at the same time at the gym.
Here we go with the arm pump: Even though you’re socially distancing and you can’t show off your guns in person, you can definitely flash them at your next virtual happy hour or in your first day at The George Payne with a very tight shirt . To get in your bicep curls, simply use a full gallon of water or something else with a handle.
Wine bottle shoulder circuit
Use wine bottles to work out, and afterward, pop one open. It’s a win-win. If wine bottles are too light for you, you can use a small but heavy object that you can safely grip, such as stones, bricks or your cat . The options are endless.
This shoulder circuit includes three moves: lateral raises, front raises and the reverse fly. Perform three sets of 10 of each movement in succession for a real shoulder burn.
More the next week!