Beat the Heat: 6 Quick Exercises You Can Do Without Ever Leaving Home

Beat the Heat: 6 Quick Exercises You Can Do Without Ever Leaving Home

It’s a million degrees outside, and exercising is at the bottom of your priority list, right next to organizing that junk drawer. (Maybe lower.) If you’re searching for some motivation to go to the gym, stop looking. Instead, check out this whole body workout routine you can do right in your living room.

Push-ups: “Let’s just get these over with.”

Kick off your workout with 15 push-ups. Modify them if you need to by dropping your knees to the ground. Or step up your game with diamond push-ups (put your hands together in the shape of a diamond and try to touch your nose to the ground).

Jumping Jacks: “Just like gym class.”

Now do one minute of straight jumping jacks. To make things more difficult, add wrist or ankle weights. And if you really want a challenge, see if you can work your way up to 20 minutes of jumping. (Unless you’re superhuman, feel free to do that separate from this workout routine.)

Mountain Climbers: “Not as bad as Everest.”

Next, do 30 mountain climbers. To master the mountain climber, get into a plank position and kick your legs out behind you like you’re running. These help build core strength and develop power in your lower body.

Squats: “At least we’re not doing lunges.”

Here, you can either do 20 squats or 10 squat jumps. Dealer’s choice. If you’re doing squat jumps, make sure you really explode up and off the floor. You’ll definitely feel the burn!

Lunges: “Because squats weren’t bad enough.”

We know these hurt…but they really help build strength in your legs! Do 10 front lunges, 10 side lunges and 10 reverse lunges. Make sure your knee doesn’t go over your toe.

Planks: “You want me to hold this for how long?”

Last but not least, build your core strength by planking. Start in a push-up position and bend your arms 90 degrees. Your weight should be resting on your elbows. Hold it for 30 seconds and you’re done!

Once you make it through this series, repeat the entire thing two more times (seriously). You’ll be sore in the morning, but at least you won’t have to leave the house.

What’re your favorite exercises you can do from home? Share with us in the comments below!

The Routine:

  • 15 push-ups
  • 1 minute of jumping jacks
  • 30 mountain climbers
  • 20 squats or 10 squat jumps
  • 10 front lunges, 10 side lunges, 10 reverse lunges
  • 30 seconds of planking