Do it (Strong Legs, Big Arms, Tight Abs) on the Floor!

You can’t always get to the gym, I know. Some of you loathe gyms entirely. Yet neither is a reason not to get in a solid, effective workout. There are myriad ways to get your sweat on without going to the gym–including at home.

Here’s a quick all-body workout you can do without even getting off the floor! You can thank Rene, my Hell Class instructor, for this regiment:

Leg Lifts

Lie on your left side with your left leg bent comfortably and your right leg straight.

Lift your right leg to about 45 degrees (15 reps)

Rotate right leg behind you, touching your toe to the ground, then raise it and rotate towards the front, touching your heel to the ground (10 each front and back)

Tri- This!

Still lying on your left side, place your right palm on the floor in front of you (thumb towards your chest) and straighten out your left arm so it is reaching upward. Now push yourself up with that right arm. To challenge yourself, do it while lifting your left arm and right leg. (10 reps)

Tighten Your Butt

Now turn one all fours (hands and knees) and, alternating legs, do straight-leg and bent-leg kicks (3 sets, 15 reps with each leg)


Balance on your elbows and feet (hold 1 minute)


Give me 15!

The Other Side

Now, move onto your right side and repeat the Leg Lifts and e

Big Tight-Ab Finish!

20 crunches

20 bicycle crunches

20 Leg Lifts (hands under your back for support)

You know you love it. Or you will tomorrow.

Challenge yourself!


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