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A Workout Fit for a Dorm Room

11 Jan

I’m usually disciplined when it comes to early morning workouts; there’s rarely a time when I skip because I’m being lazy. Other than listening to my body or taking a rest day, morning workouts are a routine-thing. There’s only one circumstance when I make all the excuses in the world not to go to the gym..rain.

The sound of rain hitting the pavement, the sloshing-around from cars’ tires, and the mere thought of walking in it gives me the chills. Over dramatic? Probably. Hey, that’s me. But instead of foregoing my workout all together, I turned my frown upside-down and decided to do my planned workout right in my room!

I live on campus at Oakland, in one of the apartments, so I have my own room and a pretty legit space.

Small space gym

While pinning last night, I came across a workout from You+Me=Fit that combined my two fave things, strength and cardio! I adapted it to fit the space I was working with and here’s what it looked like:

PicMonkey CollageIf you live in an actual dorm room, switch the stair running for sprints down the hallway (you’re prob. the only crazy up!) or high knees if your building doesn’t have stairs. Good thing my roommate wasn’t home, I think I live in the squeakiest apartment known-to-man.

CI did a presentation yesterday for an Honors Society group about the Benefits of Exercising and Eating Healthy on Campus; if you’re interested, check it out!

Have a great weekend!

1-Minute Changers

21 Aug

Today’s workout seemed like it was over once it started! (Love those 🙂 I got myself to the pink treadmill then finished up with a toning circuit in my “korner” (long story short-I’ve worked out in the same corner since I was a freshman and my gym buddies refer to it as KK (Katie’s korner)..corny I know.. :-r (I just found all these smiley codes-cool!)

Treadmill: it looks a lot more than it is; every minute you change your speed=5 minute/round

  • warm-up
  • 1 minute @ 6.5mph
  • 1 minute @ 7.0mph
  • 1 minute @ 7.5mph
  • 1 minute @ 8.0mph
  • 1 minute @ 8.5mph
  • repeat 2x-rest or complete the same format except play with the incline to catch your breath.
Toning: 3x-12 reps
30lb. barbell
  • squats
  • rear delt. row
  • dead lifts
  • chest press
10lb dumbbells
  • overhead press
  • triceps kickbacks
  • biceps curls
  • push-ups
bodyweight
  • bicycles
  • crunches
  • side plank hip drops
Remember BIG to SMALL! and Proper Form and Safety Cues of course 🙂 Happy Sunday!