In a recent post, The Indoor Minimalist Workout, I explained how I’m achieving fitness results with a minimum of equipment, basically using my own body weight as a resistance factor.
Now, I’d like to take another look at the list I created from a slightly different point of view:
Here’s the list:
1. 8 Minutes to a Tight Ass – When you first start this program, I recommend refraining from using weights in the beginning. However, as you progress and get stronger, you’ll be able to add weight in small increments. In my experience, for the lunge part of this program, I’m currently using 8lb hand weights, but by next week, I’m planning on using 10 or 12lb weights. (See the sidebar.)
2. 100 Push-up Challenge – Because push-ups totally depend on you and your body weight, this is exercise doesn’t cost anything but sweat effort!
3. Wall Sit Challenge – Just as with push-ups, the wall sit challenge depends on your body weight and the wall as your only equipment.
4. Burpees – No need for any equipment here.
5. Mountain climbers – Again, no equipment required.
Because I’m always looking for ideas to include in my own exercise program, I’ve added an additional exercise to this list.
6. Triceps Dips - Yes, flabby arms are one problem almost all women have, especially as they get older. Because the burpees exercises and mountain climbers require more use of the bicep muscles, I’d like to add a few additional exercises that increase the strength of the triceps muscles. Just as with #2-5, the triceps dip use your body weight as the required resistance. All you need is a stable chair. If you’re really ambitious, you can also add Triceps Kickbacks, which require the use of the hand weights featured in #1.
Cost: Free or using the investment already acquired in #1
For a little over the cost of one month at the gym, you can spend $79.00 and have an Indoor Minimalist Gym for years to come.
What does the picture featured above and the Indoor Minimalist Workout have in common?
The beach represents a simple way of life. Relaxing on the sand, listening to the waves, and feeling the sun on your face are all examples of the simple pleasures we may enjoy in everyday life.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great indoor workout, but you do have to spend some time, effort, and sweat, because
After all, it’s about a healthy lifestyle!