At-Home Workouts to Stay Fit During the Pope Frenzy

No plans to leave the house this weekend? Here you go!



If you plan to sequester yourself in the confines of your crowd-free, port-a-potty-free home during the Pope frenzy this weekend, we are totally with you. But sorry to be the bearer of bad news: Staying home isn’t really a valid excuse to skip your weekend workout.

To help you get your sweat on this weekend, we dug through our Be Well Workout of the Week archives to handpick some trainer-approved, no-equipment workout that you can do right in your living room. (Note: Pairing these workouts with Netflix marathons is strongly encouraged.) Check them out below.

Kick Up the Cardio

Total time: 15 minutes
Perform each of the following exercises at the highest intensity you can muster for 50 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Repeat the circuit three times.

Mountain climbers
Tuck jumps (If too difficult, do squat jumps.)
Ski jumpers
Run steps (If you don’t have a set of steps, do stationary high knees.)

Crush Your Abs

Total time: 20 minutes
Instructions: Perform the following circuit of exercises, top to bottom, as many times through as you can in 20 minutes. Try to rest for no more than 1 minutes between circuits.

20 sit-ups
20 lunge jumps
1 minute plank
20 toe touches
20 ab twists
20 rocking planks
20 flutter kicks (Left and right is one rep.)
1 minute plank with oblique crunch

Plank It Out

Total time: 15 minutes
Perform the exercises as prescribed below. Complete the circuit three times. 

60 seconds: Plank hold on hands
30 seconds: Plank up-downs
60 seconds: Side plank (facing left)
30 seconds: Plank with alternating leg raise
60 seconds: Side plank (facing right)
30 seconds: Plank hold on elbows
30 seconds: Rest

All About Legs

Total time: 30 minutes
Instructions: Perform the circuits three times each, with a 30-second plank between circuits.

Squat circuit x 3
10 squats
10-second squat hold
10 squat jumps
30-second plank

Lunge circuit right x 3
10 stationary lunges right
10-second lunge hold right
10 lunge jumps (alternating left and right)
30-second plank

Lunge circuit left x 3
10 stationary lunges left
10-second lunge hold left
10 lunge jumps (alternating left and right)
30-second plank

Glutes and hamstring circuit x 3
10 bridges with leg lift 
10-second wall sit
10 reverse leg lifts with hip extension
30-second plank

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