Keeping your core in quarantine

Try these exercises to keep yourself in shape during Safer at Home

Ella Kohuth, Staff Member

During this uncertain time, many of us are having trouble getting into routine and feeling normal. Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress,  help improve your mood, and even improve your focus while you are studying. This workout is something that you can do at home by yourself or with your family to help increase blood flow, stay in shape, and stay more positive and focused.

This exercise routine is targeted for beginners and will work your legs, arms, core, speed endurance, and your heart and lungs. 

10 x Burpees

  1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart
  2. Bend at your hips and knees to lower yourself into a squatting position
  3. Place your hands on the floor directly in front of you under your shoulders
  4. Kick back both of your feet at the same time so that you are now in a plank position
  5. Drop your chest to the floor as if you are going down for a push up
  6. Push up with your arms so you are back in a plank position (finish the push up)
  7. Jump your feet forward so you are in the bear position
  8. Push off of your hands and stand up and reach your hands up and jump 

20 x High knees

  1. Stand with your feet hip width apart
  2. Lift your left knee towards your chest as high as you can
  3. Switch and lift your right knee towards your chest as high as you can
  4. Continue this pattern at a sprinting/running speed

 

10 x push ups

  1. Start in a plank position with your arms locked
  2. Lower your body using your arms until your arms ar at a 90 degree angle or until your chest is almost at the floor
  3. Lift your body back up by pushing on the ground with your arms

20 x split lunges

  1. Stand up straight with your feet shoulder width apart
  2. Step forward with your right leg until both of your legs are at 90 degree angles
  3. Make sure your right knee is directly aligned above your ankle and your left knee is parallel to the floor
  4. Switch legs and repeat