Take Your Workout Indoors

A woman in push up position while looking at a laptop.

Mix up your regular workout routine by trying some of these ideas for a great indoor workout right in your apartment at The Junction in Menomonee Falls, WI. Here are some great exercises we found on
Active.com that are perfect for days when you just want to stay inside.
 

  • To warm up, start with a quadruplex — also called opposite arm and leg. Get down on all fours and raise your right arm and left leg at the same time and then repeat with the other sides. Try doing this 40 times in a row. Keep track of how many you do so you can see your improvement over time!
 
  • To work your abs, do 30 abdominal crunches immediately followed by a plank. Try to hold the plank for 60 seconds. Do this twice, but be sure and rest in between sets. After the abs, move to the legs. Stand up to do mountain climbers. Get your knees as high and as fast as possible for one minute. Take a short rest and do it again! After these sets, be sure and take a drink of water before you start the second half of the workout.
 
  • Next, come the push-ups! It’s okay to do them on your toes or your knees, so do whatever is more comfortable for you. Try doing 15 at a time. After your fifteenth extension, hold a full-body plank with a slight bend in your elbows for about a minute. Rest for a bit before you start each set of pushups.
 
  • Do a simple standing-in-place lunge with foot placement in front and back. Complete a few reps on each side for 20 reps each. Immediately after this exercise, go into a regular squat. Every time you go down, hold for three seconds before you come up.

 
  • The last exercise is a superman flying pose with arms straight out. Elevate your arms and legs with your chest barely on the ground. This is called an isometric superman. Hold that position on your stomach for half a minute. Directly after those 30 seconds, pretend you’re swimming and do some flutter kicks. Continue this movement for another minute. Do three sets of this resting between each set.

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