With gyms closed this spring due to the coronavirus, I had to find some outdoor exercises that would rev up my heart rate and give me a full-body workout but didn’t require any equipment beyond a bench. Below are three workouts I’m still using.
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Standing on your right foot with your left foot lifted, bend your right knee and sit your hips back as you lower into a squat and try to touch the ground with both hands. Push through the heel of your right foot and return to standing. Repeat 10 times on the right leg, then switch to your left leg for another 10 reps.
Standing on your right foot, lift your straight left leg behind you with your toe pointed down. As you lean forward, reach your hands in front of you. Keep your back flat and your hips pointed forward. Lower your left leg and return to standing. Repeat 15 times. Switch legs for another 15 reps.
Standing on your right foot with your left foot lifted, bend your right knee and sit your hips back as you lower into a squat and touch both hands to the ground (or as close to the ground as you can). Push through the heel of your right foot and return to standing. Repeat 15 times on the right leg, then switch to your left leg for another 15 repetitions.
Since these so-called “fun” workouts don’t work for me, I have tried to make my own manageable workouts. I’m not saying they are fun, I’m saying that I manage to do them instead of catching my flix on the couch.