You know that I’m a training addict. Well, if you didn’t, you do now. I workout 5-6 days a week and when I don’t, I just don’t feel like myself. I run, I practice yoga, I do cardio classes at the gym and I swim. However, it’s not always possible to get out there, maybe the weather is bad, or maybe I don’t have time to go to the gym or to the pool, or I’m traveling, or maybe I have an injury that makes yoga feel like torture (which is what is going on now). What happens then?
Well, I have no excuse. For the days when I can’t get out or don’t have access to the gym, I have a list of my favorite YouTube workouts that will make you sweat for free. When it comes to cardio and you don’t have 45 minutes for a full body workout, I suggest this 10 minute workout. You can do it twice if you have more time, or better yet do what I do and choose another video from the list, that will target a specific part of the body. In this case, cardio will be your warm-up.
But if you’re more into a full workout, then you should check this 45 minute video below. You’ll feel it in your body.
Now onto more specific workouts. I have no arm strength and I loath weight training, but I have two 2 kg weights at home and I use them in these quick arm workouts. Admittedly, these feel easier now and I should increase the weight, but 2 kg are a good start. If you don’t have weights, then use water bottles instead.
I found the following arm workout, when I got a lower body injury, but I still do it when I don’t feel like training my arms while standing. Check it out.
Another favorite is this lazy girl’s workout. It goes so fast and it’s a good one, for you who wants to train your butt but don’t like squats.
If you want to train your legs on the other hand, this is the workout I go for. The squats go by so fast.
Can you tell I tend to like workouts targeted to lazy girls? Well, if I can’t take my butt to the gym, then I don’t want to be pushed to hard. This workout seems easy, but it’s effective.
Lastly, I have two abs workout that I do interchangeably. I noticed that in my gym classes, when we target abs, it’s never for more than 10 minutes. We engage our abs during all the workouts, but we never target them solely for too long. The following workouts are just hard enough and if you do them a few times, you’ll see difference. Now, I don’t mean a six-pack, because that’s mostly result of low body fat, which means diet and cardio. However, these workouts will get you stronger abs and you’ll feel it in your posture.
These are my favorites. They’re easy, they’re fast, they’re free, you can do them in your living room without equipment and they’re effective. You have no excuse! I know I left out the back, but that’s because I follow a specific routine given by my physiotherapist. This routine has changed my life, but that’s the topic for another post. I hope you find these videos useful. If you do, please leave me a comment below. It makes me so happy to motivate others to workout. Also, if you have workout videos you like, I’d love to try them out. Have a great day!
Bonus: My colleagues do the Insanity workouts every morning before work, but I find them too much for my taste. But you may find them interesting, so I suggest you take a look. You have to buy the DVDs, but you can share the cost with your friends and do them together to keep each other motivated, which is what my colleagues do.
ps. I also practice yoga at home, but I have no video for that, because I do the primary Asthanga series by heart. In my blog, you can find tips for yoga beginners, yoga inspiration and read about everything I’ve learned from yoga.