I shared a new workout idea with our #F619sweatCLUB this morning, and maybe you’ve tried something similar before! (Read to the end to see it!)
It’s called a #TRIGGERworkout or #Intermittentworkout!
And I believe it’s a great way to increase your overall DAILY activity if you’re having a difficult time with a consistent workout time during quarantine because of
- caring for loved ones
- extra work hours
- no equipment
And so on!!
Here’s how it works:
1. Choose a TRIGGER-
something that will prompt you to take action. It can be a timer (every 2-3 hrs),
an object (something placed in a room you walk through often),
or something that happens frequently (like your kids asking you for snacks 😉)!
2. Choose an exercise/movement that works large muscle groups and is safe to do without a warmup. (Bodyweight squats, pushups, crunches, jumping jacks etc.)
3. Choose reps/sets/time to complete.
It shouldn’t be a exhausting, just enough to get your heart rate up and feel a "burn."
Ideally 5x reps of 3-4 exercises.
Or maybe a certain exercise or series of exercises for time (3-5 minutes).
4. CHOOSE to MOVE!
Everytime you see/hear your trigger, CHOOSE TO MOVE! The goal is to find ways to increase your activity, which overall is healthier than working out for 1 hour and being sedentary for the rest of the day!
Here is what I shared with the workout group:
5 sit ups
5 jumping jacks
10 plie squats
10 tricep dips
10 bicycle crunches
15 reverse crunches
15 toe touches
15 superman lat pulldowns
IF YOU TRY IT, please let me know your thoughts! Or tag us @foundations619 on social media!
A Jesus girl who desires to honor God with my everyday choices! I love my family, sweating with my friends, and anything chocolate!
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Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?
You are not your own. You were bought with a price.
Therefore, Honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:19, 20