from going places you do not want them to go. Working out is also good for your brain!!
Get some blood flowing and do something other than sitting at a desk studying,
you'll feel so much better after you do and I've made this really easy because you do not even have to go to the gym.
(I know some schools charge you to use the gyms, others don't but maybe it's far away- like mine was) SO NO EXCUSES!
This can take as little or as long as you want.. you decide how many times you want to run through this workout. And it can be done in the comfort of your own room!
And this workout is not only for college students (obviously, haha) it's a great workout for anyone and because it is high intensity and an interval workout you're going to be burning fat. Score!
Start off with a five minute warmup. If you are doing this workout at the gym you can use any cardio equipment to warm up but since this is a 'Dorm Room' workout.. for warmup I suggest doing some jumping jacks, arm circles, or march in place- just get your heart rate up and some blood flowing.
To do this workout you'll need the Seconds interval app or any round timer (I'm sure you can use google to find one). The seconds app is awesome because we can set the round duration and then a break duration- I'm making this really easy for you!!
In the seconds app, select the round timer.
For the number of rounds, that is up to you. I'd do at least 15- meaning you are running through these five exercises three times.
The goal of this workout is to do as many reps as you can within the minute- listen to your body and do what is comfortable- but either way KEEP MOVING!
For the rounds duration set the time to 1 minute (This is when you will be doing the exercises listed below) and for the break duration set the time to 30 seconds (This is when you can rest between each exercise).
Once you have warmed up you can start the seconds app and get to high kneeing.
DORM ROOM WORKOUT
1. High Knees
2. Squats (Or plie squats- or both!)
3. Mountain Climbers
4. Push Ups (Or tricep pushups- or both!)
5. Spider Plank
Keep the pace slower, just make sure you are moving when you are in the round interval
Set the break duration to 1 + minute instead of 30 seconds- giving you a longer break in between each exercise
High knees- March with high knees instead of jumping
Squats- Use a wall or chair for support
Push Ups- Do them on your knees
Spider Plank- Hold a regular plank instead of moving your legs
To make more difficult:
Run through the five exercises at least 5 times- so set # of rounds to 25+
Set the round duration to 1 minute 30 seconds+ and lower the break duration
Squats- add weights (or water bottles -Dorm room!!) or elevate on the balls of feet
Let me know if you have any questions about the workout!!
I know you won't be disappointed with this workout! It can be done anywhere and gets your heart pumping. So clear your floor, set your timer and exercise!