Thursday, July 19, 2012

Concrete Workout - With Video!

Yesterday I faced my first challenge in the Fit Streak: Doing something on a day I normally would have taken off, or at least have done housework and counted that as exercise. But on this day, I knew it was time to step up my game.

I do the following living room work out occasionally when really pinched for time. So I can definitely tell you that the small investment of having a few dumbbells around the house is more than worth it. I, for one, used to not want to spend money on fitness equipment if already paying for a gym membership, but after having a child I realized that while having the membership is great, it does not guarantee I will always make it to the gym. Having at least a set of 10-lb. dumbbells means that if nothing else, I can bust out some bicep curls and rows when I might otherwise have done nothing at all.

So here it is- my butt-busting living room workout. Copy, share (link back to the post, please!) and feel free to add your own elaborations and variations, or just try it out as is for yourself and let me know how you felt (leave a comment!)

*What's this? Oh hey, here's a video to show you!

Do you have any good living room moves to share? If nothing else, sometimes I'll put on a music channel and dance crazy with my girl :)


Allison @ Running Through Red Lights said...

I'm going to have to try this workout next week! It looks like the perfect challenge!

I usually browse Pinterest for at-home workouts. I've got a few of my favorites pinned, and I've also printed them out to keep in my gym bag.

Pahla Bowers said...

Great workout!! I love living room workouts and have been investing a little at a time in fitness equipment until now I feel like I've got a whole home gym. :) Love those "flurries," I call them "fast feet." What's an Arnold Press?

Melissa said...

Impressive at-home workout...I'll have to bookmark this...thanks for sharing! :)

ConcreteNCoffee said...

here's a link to someone who's far more experienced at making videos than me:

So for my exercise, start standing with dumbbells at your sides, palms facing forward. Do a bicep curl - slowly, don't jerk the dumbbells up - and bring the weights to your shoulders. From there, go into the press :)

misszippy said...

Love the sound of this workout. 25 minutes and you hit it all. I'm gonna steal it!