Whenever my mileage increases, the last thing I want to do is spend extra hours during the week getting in cross training. My motivation for long workouts tends to decrease whenever my runs lengthen. While running is my priority, I know that fitting in cross training each week is a must in order to stay injury free. The easiest way for me to stay motivated and consistent with my cross training is with a bodyweight workout.
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My motivation to workout is much higher when I know that the workout will be one that involves little extra work. Working out at home, burning as many calories as possible in the shortest amount of time is my ideal way to cross train. Throw in the fact that no equipment is needed and I am sold!
Bodyweight exercises are so incredibly efficient when burning calories, maintaining fitness, and strengthening your full body. A bodyweight workout often takes less time than a slower calorie burn, leaving you with no excuses to skip it. Whether I am at home or traveling, I love how easy it is to work up a great sweat with a bodyweight workout.
This bodyweight workout is the best because it’s one you can do anywhere. Nothing is required other than a little space to move around. In 15 minutes, this bodyweight workout burns calories like crazy and is effective in strengthening your body all over. A simple bodyweight program like this one is my favorite way to fit in some cross training!
The 15 Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere
- Jumping Jacks x 50
- Mountain Climbers x 50
High Knees x 50
- Wall Sit (or Squat Hold if there’s no wall) x 45 seconds
- Donkey Kicks x 40 (20/side)
- Jump Lunges x 40 (20/side)
- Legs Down x 30
- Pushups x 30
Skaters x 40 (20/side)
- Plank x 60 seconds
This bodyweight workout focuses on the full body and burns calories quickly. These bodyweight exercises target each area, including your legs, glutes, core, and arms. I love bodyweight programs like these because they are so easy to fit in during the week! I can workout for 15 minutes in the morning, at lunch, or in the evening after work. My favorite way to multitask with bodyweight workouts is to complete them in the evenings while watching TV.
Whenever you choose to complete it, adding bodyweight exercises to your weekly routine will surely increase your strength, burn some extra calories, and keep your muscles fresh for your next run. Try it out!
Check out some more bodyweight workout options:
- 30 Minute Epic Core Workout
- 15 Minute Lunch Break Workout
- 20 Minute Bodyweight Leg Workout
- At Home Alphabet Workout
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