Exercises You Can Do In The Kitchen
You can do these exercises when things are cooking on the stove.
Do about 8-12 reps of each exercise.
- Pushups: Facing the kitchen sink lean onto the sink with your hands comfortably apart in a push up position. This will work your chest and triceps!
- Arm circles: Stand facing the sink and lift both arms out to the side. And start slowly moving your arms in a circular motion. Pick up speed once you get the hang of it.
Looking to nuke some leftovers or defrost some dinner meat? The next time you go to heat something up, hold a plank and work your core. Start with a 30-second plank while the timer counts down and gradually add on time as you get stronger.
Lateral Leg Lift
Engage in active exercises while cooking
When your food is cooking and you don't have to actively stir or monitor its progress, it's much easier to ramp up the intensity and incorporate bursts of cardio and upper body strength work.
March And Twist
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Start by doing a regular squat, then engage your core and jump up explosively.
- When you land, lower your body back into the squat position to complete one rep. Land as quietly as possible, which requires control.
- Do two to three sets of 10 reps.