Between quarantine snacking and the additional time spent indoors, it’s fair to say we could all use some motivation to get our bodies back in a “regular” routine. To help, we’ve combined a few of our classic 30-second moves to create an effective and quick at-home workout rotation. The series only takes six minutes, but you can repeat it as many times as you’d like. Each move focuses on a different area of the body so you can tone it all in a brief amount of time. Read on to learn the speedy sequence.
The Move: Arm Dancing
How to: Extend your arms out to the side and put tension into your fingertips with palms facing upward. Bend your elbows in toward your side and quickly extend arms back out and flip palms upside down. Continue at a quick pace, not letting arms drop in height, for 30-second increments.
The Move: Plank Hips Dips
How to: Start in a low plank position with your body in a straight line, elbows bent and under your shoulders and feet hip-width apart. Rotate your hips to the right and dip your body almost to the floor. Return to the starting position and repeat on the left side.
Keep alternating sides for 30 seconds.
The Move: Grasshoppers
How to: Lie face down on a stability ball with your hands secure on the floor or holding a table. Bend your knees and bring your feet together at the heels. Point your feet toward the ceiling and raise your thighs up as high as you can while squeezing your glutes. Lower your thighs back down.
If you don’t have an exercise ball, you can make do with a stack of pillows.
*Repeat each of the above 30-second exercises and then end the workout with jumping rope for three minutes.
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