I’ve got a pretty busy evening ahead of me, but I wanted to pop in really quickly and share a workout that is perfect for nights when your time and resources are limited. In fact, you’re probably sitting in the only thing you need: a chair. The awkward smirking I’m doing in the following photo is not required.
I completed this workout yesterday in the living room, but I actually used our coffee table instead of a chair. I just think telling people to stand on their coffee tables would be a poor choice. Some of those are glass and that could end badly. So just do as I say and not as I do, okay? Grab and chair and get ready to feel the burn. <- Sorry. That makes me sound like a tacky 80s fitness DVD. You get the point though, right? While these moves might seem easy on the first circuit, you’ll definitely start feeling them. My hamstrings are still angry about it.
And now for a breakdown of the moves:
Single Leg Step Ups: Stand up straight facing the chair. Step up and place your left foot in the seat of the chair. Contract your glutes as you push through your left foot, lifting your body off of the ground while bringing your right knee toward your chest. Return to standing by lowering your right foot to the ground, followed by your left. Complete ten reps before switching legs.
Straight Arm Hip Lifts: Sit in the chair and place your hands on the seat, with your palms firmly gripping the edge of the seat. Press down and lift your hips off the chair, pulling your knees toward your chest. Hold for a few breaths and then slowly return to sitting. Complete 10 reps.
Split Squats: Lift one foot and place it on the chair surface behind you. The top of your lifted foot should be touching the bench. Squat down, while keeping your abs contracted and your chest up. Lift back up and repeat the process until you’ve completed ten reps. Switch legs and repeat.
Incline Push Ups: Get into push up position with your hands placed on the seat of the chair. Your legs and torso should form a straight line. Slowly lower your chest to the seat and then return to your original position. Complete ten reps.
Single Leg Hip Bridges: Lie down on your back with your arms down by your sides. Bend your left leg and place your left foot on the chair, keeping your right leg straight. Raise your hips slightly off of the floor to get into your starting position. Now lift your hips and contract your glutes until your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your right foot. Lower your hips until they are hovering just slightly above the ground again. Complete ten reps before switching legs.
That’s it! Let me know if you try it. Oh, and I also have a confession to make: I’m not actually going to be busy doing anything important tonight. I just want to watch the CMAs and eat chips and dip. Feels good to get that off of my chest, y’all. Have a great night!