All of these workouts focus on delivering fun, calorie-burning activities that don't require an expensive gym membership, equipment...and get you out of that frosty winter air.
This is a simple twist on your classic push-up that will work your core, arms, and shoulders all at once in a more dynamic way. Get into the push-up position, but as you're moving towards the ground, pull one of your knees up towards your elbows. Then, of course, hold it there for a few seconds before raising everything back up. This may not be difficult the first few times down, but we guarantee you'll be feeling it near the end! They're similar to mountain climbers, but instead of working your legs and core through repetition, the Spiderman Push-ups will focus on that burn and intensity from holding them tight. 10 reps total, hold for three seconds each, rest, and then do two more sets.
Superman Core Movements
If you played high school sports, you're probably familiar with this killer workout. Lay flat on your stomach and then slowly raise both of your legs, reach out with your arms, and arc your chest upwards. If you're doing it correctly, only your torso should on the ground and you should resemble Superman as he's flying through the sky! Again, the beginning of the exercise should be easy, but if you keep your core tight and firm, that burn will come eventually. For an extra challenge, raise your arms and legs higher and higher and hold them sturdy. Hold for 20 seconds, rest for 20 seconds, repeat for a total of four times.
Captain America Crunches
Although we don't exactly know how Chris Evans got so ripped for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we'd be willing to venture it took a whole bunch of crunches to get there. Now, instead of your regular crunches, get in a sitting position with your knees bent and feet up off the ground. Then, start twisting and reaching with both arms alternatively on each side as quickly as possible. Think of it like intensely rowing a canoe and your body will be crying out for rest! The longer you go, the bigger the burn, so keep going! Do these modified crunches for 25 seconds straight to complete your set, then rest, and do two more sets. These are just a few simple exercises you can do with home without equipment that will have you burning off all those candy calories quickly. Remember, feel free to modify these exercises any way you see fit in order to make it more difficult or slow it down for those that are tired. Your core with burn and ache, but you'll definitely thank yourself later!