Stuck at home and have no access to the gym? I got you! Come check out some classic workout moves that you probably have seen already but, it’s not about reinventing the wheel here. The Visual Muse is all about inviting you to become a better version of yourself. We all have experienced the “I can’t stand a drop of sweat” mood but I guarantee you that this sweat will have you feeling sexy. The only rule here is to play your best uplifting music and come sweat the stress away.
Check out this simple routine that I composed with little to no equipment. This is a HIIT workout for those who are new to exercise this simply means High Intensive Interval Training. This is my favorite type of workout because you are training hard with little resting time, which means the movements change quickly taking you away from boredom and taking your heart rhythm up!
Burpees: Do (3 sets of 12 burpees) which consist of a jump, squat and plank and push up. However, here I changed my burpee to a medium challenge level by only jumping and planking. Now you can always modify even further by not jumping or doing a pushup. Simply squat again and place your hands flat on the ground, directly in front of you, shifting your weight to your hands. Instead of jumping back into a plank position, as you would with a regular burpee, slowly step your feet back one at a time into a plank position.
Triceps: Do (3 sets of 12 Triceps) which can be done with weights or if you really don’t have any weights, not a problem use plastic water bottles, books, cans of food, etc. (P.S Just make sure you have even weight on both hands.) These standing Triceps consist of the following movement: Stand tall and hold a dumbbell or water bottles with both hands directly above your head. Slowly flex your elbows and lower the weight behind your head as you keep your upper arms still. Extend your arms and repeat.
Standing Chest Press: Do (3 sets of 12 Chest Press) your form matters a lot when it comes to training, so please make sure you align your body well before performing any of the exercises described. Stand straight upholding one dumbbell or water bottles in each hand. Lift weights up to chest level bending elbows (think of the “down position” of a bench press) Straighten arms keeping them at chest level. Pull elbows back to start position.
Abs: Do (3 sets of 12 Crunch extend abs) Sit down and extend your legs perpendicular to the floor while placing your hands flat on the floor. As you lift your legs bring/crunch them to your chest and repeat. Try not to move your chest to the legs but instead your legs to your chest. I made a mistake here but it still burned my abs! The reason why you don’t want to move your back too much is that this can cause you to strain your neck from moving back and forth during the crunch.
Hi, my name is Melody and I am the face behind the visual muse! I am a health and wellness writer currently based out of Miami Fl. When I am not writing or exercising. I am either collaborating on voice overs projects and love spending time learning different ways to manifest self-improvement.