Since I am trying to keep myself more active at work throughout the day (which has been going well!), I decided that I wanted to take it to the next step at home as well.
I’ll be coming up with little weekly challenges that just get me moving more at home when I am there. It will probably be a single exercise each week, and it will change each week.
I hope many of you join me in these mini-challenges. They will last from today (Wednesday) till Tuesday. Next Wednesday there will be a new mini-challenge posted.
I didn’t come up with this weeks’ mini-challenge on my own though so I can’t take credit. I read about the idea on bodyrock.tv and decided it would be a fun thing to implement.
This week’s mini-challenge: pull ups (or a modified exercise)
I really don’t want to lose my pull up ability I gained with P90X , so this week will keep me on track with that.
I’ll be setting my pull up bar in the bathroom door so every time I go to use the bathroom I have to do 2 pull ups. I chose 2 because I know that will end up being a lot after a day of being home, or even a lot in just the mornings as I go in and out of the bathroom getting ready for work.
I’ll switch between close grip pull ups and chin ups for a bit of variety. Maybe a few wide grip pull ups because I do need to work on those.
If you don’t have a pull up bar at home you can use bands. Click here to read how to use resistance bands like you would a pull up bar.
If you don’t have either of those at home you can choose a different back exercise. Maybe you do supermans or an overhead ball throw. It’s not so much about the pull up specifically, it’s about moving that extra little bit. Make sure to put something near your bathroom door to remind you that before you go in you must do this exercise.
Supermans: Lie on your stomach with your arms and legs stretched out. Raise your arms and legs off the ground a few inches, hold a few seconds, and then lower. Alternate arms and legs as an option.
Overhead ball throw shown in circuit 5, click here to see.
Want to join me? Leave a comment so I know you’re in and what you’ll be doing. We’ll keep each other motivated with this mini-challenge. I’ll try to keep track of how many I do each day. So far it’s already 4! It will probably be a ton over the weekend… I drink a lot of water!
I’ve really enjoyed reading about the different types of exercise you all like. Keep the giveaway entries coming!