Take your workout to the backyard
Staying home and staying active don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Turn the backyard into a fitness studio with customized core-busting moves. Bonus: That frosty fireside beer will taste even better.
No matter what your fitness level is, this bootcamp-style workout will have you feeling the burn. For a complete workout, do 15 reps of each of these moves.
Start in a push-up position. Raise your right knee toward your chest, then switch and raise your left knee toward your chest. Keep alternating and pick up the pace if you feel up to it.
A classic push-up, but with arms held straight out at your sides. Inhale as you push down, exhale as you push up.
Narrow push ups
A classic push-up, but with arms closer than shoulder-width apart. Inhale as you push down, exhale as you push up.
Start in a standing position. Jump up and land in a squat position with your hands touching the ground. Kick your feet back, so that you land in a plank with your arms extended. Immediately return your feet to the squat position and stand back up.
Lie flat on your back, holding your hands behind your head. Keep elbows wide as you lift all the way up to a sitting position, and then slowly lower yourself down flat again without moving your legs.
Place your hands shoulder width apart on a step, stoop or low bench. Slide off the bench with your legs extended in front of you. Straighten your arms and lower your body to the floor until you hit a 90-degree angle in your arms. Don’t sit down on the ground when you lower. After a short pause, push back up to your starting position.