There is so much health advice out there: magazines, blogs, TV shows, specialty gyms, etc., etc.
Do you find yourself screaming:
Just tell me the basics and how to do them right!!!
Stop screaming. I’m right here. Geeeeeeez…
And today is focused on that very topic.
These 4 moves are the basis of every other move out there, so you better learn how to do it right!
Quite a few people have asked me to do videos on the technique of certain moves, so I thought I’d start with the 4 necessary ones to a full-body workout regimen.
Want to know the kicker? You can do ALL of these at home, with things that you already own. As long as you have some sturdy furniture and something heavy that you can hold with one hand, these videos can help you get fit in the privacy of your own home!
From beginner to advanced, I go through progressions of all four moves so that you can keep pushing yourself to the next level.
Ready to edumacate yourself? Let’s DO this!
Rep/Set Scheme (in other words, how many you do in each round, and how many rounds)
Squats to couch, Squats, Weighted Squats: 10-20 reps/ 2-3 sets
Single leg squats to couch, Single leg squats: 6-12 reps/ 2-3 sets
Couch push ups, Knee push ups: 10-15 reps/ 2-3 sets
Full push ups: 6-12 reps/ 2-3 sets (STILL too easy for you? Put your feet up on the couch and do a push up with your hands on the floor. No saggy planks!)
Couch rows, bent over rows, and contralateral rows (the one on one foot): 10-15 reps (each side for couch and contralateral)/ 2-3 sets
All: Hold for 20-90 seconds/ 2-3 sets
Is there something I didn’t cover that you’d like to ask me? Feel free to leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
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If you liked this post, check out Get Fit in 10 Minutes Today (With Video!) and The Office Space Workout: Banish Your Case of The Mondays.
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