Bodyweight Workout Using Your Broom
  • July 24, 2014
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    Start on your tippy toes, holding the broom for balance

    You can get a complete workout with just your bodyweight, but because we love variety, sometimes it’s fun to include some at-home props in our bodyweight workouts.

    If you look around your home, there’s plenty to work with and build a workout around – walls, chairs, couches and doorways. We’ve posted an entire workout series using a towel and a slippery floor, like hardwood. Other additions to consider when adding to your no equipment prop arsenal: milk jugs or cans of beans.

    A broom can be replaced with a mop, a PVC pipe or a dowel. This series is meant to challenge you with total body movements with a little cardio built in. Repeat three times for a 30 minute workout.

    This week’s playlist steals some favorites from Spotify’s New Music Tuesday Mix and includes songs to make you perk it up even if it’s 7:30 pm and you’re on-the-fence about a workout. Drake says it’s go-time.

     

    No equipment workout using a broom asweatlife fabfitchicago

    Broom jack:

    Single leg lunge holding broom for stability:

    Plié squat with heels up holding boom for stability:

    Plié squat hold and Twist broom in front of body with wide grip:

    Lateral jumps over the broom:

    Side plank with broom rainbows with top hand:

    Crunches with a broom-press at the top:

    Oblique twists with broom:

     

    (Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.