Sometimes that hour-long workout at the gym or your yoga or Pilates class get nixed from your schedule when you have a lot of other commitments, gatherings, and shopping to do. So instead of an hour, squeeze in 15 to 20 minutes of exercise at home — you’ll feel better and be glad you did! Here at WAGs, our team is dedicated to helping everyone get the exercise they love without pain, and today’s blog post is a great guide for what to do when you’re pressed for time. Keep reading for a new routine to try, and order your wrist support gloves today to get started!
Start by playing some lively tunes to get you going and lightly stretch your muscles. Then, begin to pick up the pace to get your heart pumping. Here are a few things you can do:
March around your living room with knees high while pumping your arms in front. You can do this for the length of a song.
2. Knee Squats
Next, do a deep knee squat with your feet placed wide and turned out to 10 and 2 o’clock. Start by squatting eight to 10 times. Your knees should stay behind your toes and you should keep your back straight for good form. Then, bend your knees and squat and hold this position steady or slightly contract up and down for a count of five. Repeat several times, then return to your full reps, going all the way up and down 10 times. Keep it up for the length a song.
3. Standing Crunches
With your arms above your head and knees turned out (as above), lift your right knee up while bring right elbow to your knee or thigh. Then, return your arm and leg to their normal positions and repeat the action on the left side. Repeat for the length of a song.
Now let’s get your heart pumping more and dance! You can freestyle here and have some fun or just skip, do jumping jacks, jog in place, or do whatever you want so long as you’re moving. Do this for two songs.
5. Cool Down
Time to cool down. March, walk, or wiggle until your heart rate goes down, then stretch your legs and arms out.
If you have time, you can do some core or abdominal work before moving on to get (or keep) your day going.
There you have it — easy exercises that take just 15 to 20 minutes and can be done any time of day in the comfort of your home. I have resistance bands and do some exercises for my arms with those, but we’ll save that for another post. For now, if you’re busy and you can’t make it to the gym, just fit in 15 minutes a day and have fun with it. You’ll be so glad you did!
If you have trouble with wrist pain when you exercise, it doesn’t always mean you have to slow down or quit. With WAGs, you can pursue all the exercises you love, from yoga classes to strength training and cycling. Explore our collection of fitness gloves today to find the style that’s right for you, and place your order to enjoy the workouts you love again, sooner rather than later.