The Full Body Workout You Can Pretty Much Do Anywhere
That includes while lounging in your pajamas and watching Netflix, BTW.
If you're anything like us, this time of year has a particularly strict dress code. One that, yes, involves the occasional elastic waistband, and generally doesn't extend too far outside the limits of our bedroom door.
And while that's all good and fine for hammering out emails, or more realistically, scrolling through Net-a-Porter and Netflix, when it comes to making it to anything resembling a gym, things become a whole lot more challenging. The solution? A do-anywhere, wear-anything workout that doesn't require leaving the confines of your bedroom. Or changing out of those tattered pajama bottoms. All courtesy of model Vita Sidorkina, who, fittingly, is more than familiar with the runway at Victoria's Secret and has the coordinating plaid separates to prove it, all of which she was kind enough to demonstrate for us at home.
Start standing up, and lower into a squad position. Move quickly into a perfect plank position, and then come down into a push up. Thrust yourself upwards onto your feet while jumping as high as you can with your arms reaching up. Repeat for 30 seconds with some rest in between sets, great way to do a cardio workout in your home!
Get into a lunge position, making sure both knees are at a 90 degree angle (and make sure your top knee doesn't go past your toes). Quickly come up with a little jump and switch to your other knee and do this back and forth for 30 seconds.
Lay on your back with your hands behind your head. Come up into a crunch while extending your left leg and bending your right. Turn your left elbow towards your right knee, making sure that you are twisting your abdomen. Move through this motion by changing positions so that your left knee is bent and your right elbow is twisting towards your left knee. Go as fast or slow as you'd like, being sure that you feel the twist in your abdomen.
Start in a standing position with your feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Extend your arms straight out and come straight down by bending your knees, moving your butt backwards. Go as deep into the squat as you can while keeping your back straight and your head up. Make sure that you are putting the weight into your heels, you should be able to wiggle your toes! Come back up while squeezing your buttocks and repeat.
Leg Lifts in Forearm Plank
Go into a plank position on your forearms. Your butt should be low and your shoulders directly above your elbows, making sure your body is in a straight line. Once you've found your perfect plank, slowly lift your right leg up into the air and bring it back down. Repeat with your left leg for as long as you can. Great way to work out your core and your butt!
Stand at the bottom of the stairs and step forward with your left leg, making sure that you skip a step. Bring yourself up to that stair step and step forward with your other leg. Continue all the way up the stairs!
One Leg Squat
Stand at the bottom of the stairs and step forward with your left leg on the step above. Bring your left leg up and forward, keeping your knee bent. The ending position should have you with your left leg straight and the right leg bent at the knee in front of you. Bring your right leg back down and you should end in the standing position that you started in.
Grab a stable chair and get in front of it in a sitting position with your arms behind you supporting you body. Bend your elbows while bringing your butt down into a dip and push yourself back up using your arms to come back to the position you started in.
Come into a plank position with your feet elevated on the chair. Bend your elbows to move your upper body towards the ground and push yourself back up. Make sure your body remains straight!
Start sitting in the with one foot on the floor and one off the ground in front of you. Keeping your arms together in front of you, life your body off the chair with your one grounded foot until you are fully standing on one leg. Come back down and repeat with the same amount of repetitions on the other side.
Leg Lifts in Plank
Go into a plank position on your hands. Your butt should be low and your shoulders directly above your elbows, making sure your body is in a straight line. Once you've found your perfect plank, slowly lift your right leg up into the air and bring it back down. Repeat on the other side for an even workout!