Creative Workouts in Creative Places: Upper Body, Abs and Buns You Can Do Anywhere

Trying to avoid the Tulane 20? Too nervous or lazy to go to the gym? Then check out these easy, accessible workouts! (pssssst…you can even do these in your dorm room)

Butt

2017 is the year of the booty; and boy do I have some butt burners for you.

1. Donkey Kicks (20 each side)

Make sure you keep your back in a straight line, don’t arch it.

2. Side Donkey Hydrant (20 each side)

Keep your moving leg at a 90-degree angle to get the best results.

3. Chair Kicks (15 each side)

Make sure to keep your upper body upright, don’t arch your lower back.

4. Squats with Pulses (10 squats, 10 pulses) (repeat 3 times)

Don’t let your knees go over your toes!

5. Butt Lift (30 lifts)

Place your feet hip width distance apart and make sure the tips of your fingers graze the back of your heels on the ground.

Upper Body

         Because arm day isn’t just for guys.

1. Forearm Plank (1 Minute)

Don’t stick your butt up! Make sure your head, neck, back, and butt are in a straight line.

 

2. Triceps Dips (20)

Keep your body in a straight line, don’t let your butt sink down.

3. Shoulder Taps (20)

Like the forearm plank, keep your body in a straight line.

4. Burpees (15)

Make sure your arms go all the way above your head when you jump up, and your body is in a straight plank when you jump down.

5. Pushups (20)

If you’re doing them in a plank position keep your body in a straight line. If you choose to modify on your knees, make sure your lower back doesn’t arch.

Abs

Been drinking too much beer? Try these exercises to fight that beer belly.

1. Russian Twists (30)

Make sure not to curve your back or let your shoulders sink in. Keep your shoulders back and your back straight to get the best results.

2. Heel touches (20)

Avoid straining your neck by keeping enough space for an orange to fit in between your chin and your chest.

3. Leg Raises (20)

Keep your lower back on the ground. Place your hands slightly under your tailbone for more support.

4. Knee Crunches (30)

Avoid straining your neck by looking diagonally upward to where your hands are pointing.

5. Mountain Climbers (20)

Make sure to keep your body in a straight line.

If you’re feeling extra, repeat this circuit a few times!

Have more easy DIY moves? Let me know in the comments!

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