Lazy Day Workout

How many times have you absolutely not felt like working out, but knew you were just being lazy and that doing something would make you feel better? You want something low intensity that you can do at home because, well, you just can’t fathom doing anything that requires extra effort, leaving your house, whatever it is.

I’ve been there. A lot, lately.

Trust me, this isn’t one of those “your body is telling you to rest!” things. This is me having such low willpower right now that I’m succumbing to NetFlix more often than I should.

I can’t be the only one though, right? (RIGHT?!) So, I bring you my favorite lowest-intensity workout I can possibly do with the gear in my house. #overachiever

If there was an award for the lowest intensity “workout”…I would get that award.

The workout consists mainly of functional exercises (a few of my PT moves) with a little strength. Plus, by starting with foam rolling, you’re easing in + still taking care of yourself. YAY.

So, voila. Here is your “lazy day workout for days you don’t want to do anything”. I used the Bit Timer app so I didn’t have to keep starting and stopping my timer and/or do math. For the rolling portion, I set it for 30 seconds work, 5 seconds rest (just to switch sides), 11 times. (It will be a little longer than the 5:30 listed below if you incorporate those extra 5 seconds.) Enjoy! (P.S. Friendly reminder: I am not a personal trainer!)

at home lazy day workout

PLIE SQUATS (AKA SUMO SQUATS) WITH KETTLEBELL OR WEIGHT:

dumbbell-sumo-squats

SIDE SHUFFLE WITH BAND:

SIDE SHUFFLE WITH BAND

During the 45 seconds I’d do 9-10 and then switch directions. I usually get through 2 sets on each side.

STANDING LEG ABDUCTION (SIDE LEG RAISES) WITH BAND:

standing leg abduction with band

ALTERNATING LUNGE HIP OPENERS:

lunges to open hips

DEADLIFTS WITH KETTLEBELL/WEIGHT:

kettlebell deadlift gif

BAND PULL-APART @ CHEST:

THERA BAND PULL APART AT CHEST

BAND PULL APART BEHIND HEAD

Same as above but with band behind the back of your head.

PUSHUPS

You don’t need an image for this right?! Drop the knees if you need to.

DIAMOND SIT UPS:

Core-Diamond-Sit-Up

Alright, fill me in. What motivates you to get moving on days like this?

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2 Comments

  1. November 4, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    So helpful and motivating to get off my ass!

    • November 10, 2016 / 2:44 pm

      I’m so glad it helps!

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