Film Fit: The best at-home plank workout for bingewatchers
Bingewatcher! Shed that winter weight with these at-home plank workout routines created by in-home and online personal trainer Jennifer Fidder.
Why not combine watching The Good Place with some at-home workouts? January blues are hitting everyone. Let’s beat those blues with a healthy lifestyle and even more Netflix! Jennifer gives us some ideas regarding at-home routines for those unable to get to the gym.
Start the decade right with more bingewatching and some much-needed exercise after the holiday festivities.
Here are some bodyweight exercises perfect for every TV lover:
Circuit (2-3 rounds, 12-15 reps, Side plank 30 sec hold each side)
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 and controlled as possible.
Position yourself into a staggered stance with the rear foot elevated and front foot forward, hands on your hips. This will be your starting position. Begin by descending, flexing your knee and hip to lower your body down. Press back up through your heel of the front foot into the starting position.
Start from a kneeling position with your hands on the floor. Draw your shoulder blades together. Raise your right arm and left leg while keeping your shoulders and hips parallel to the floor. Lengthen the back of your neck and tuck your chin into your chest to gaze down at the floor. Hold this position for a few seconds, then lower back down to the starting position.
With your knees on the floor, place your hands on an elevated surface (slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, elbows tucked in at 45 degrees). Bend your arms and lower your body until your chest reaches the surface. Extend your arms and press your chest off the surface to return to the starting position.
Side Planks with Reach
Get in a side plank position with your right arm and foot on the floor. Raise your left arm straight above you. This is your starting position. Now lower your arm under the opposite armpit and through the other side as you turn your body from a sideways position to facing down toward the floor. Rotate back into starting position.
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