Aka, the workout I came up with so that I could get some movement in, but not be in any pain. I did this Wednesday night when my hands and feet were in so much pain that I couldn’t really do much that involved moving them. I knew I wanted to get some movement in, so I thought of a workout I could do that would get my heart rate up, yet still be low impact.
Although I didn’t use weights for this workout, if you wanted to intensify it, feel free to use weights- totally up to you. I did each mini set three times through before moving on to the next, but if you wanted to do each mini set once and work through all four of them before you repeated anything, that’s fine, too. The video I filmed will allow you to go through the workout like that- you’ll do each set once through and then you can repeat the circuit one or two times through.
As you can see, there aren’t any crazy moves here- just the basics, but you know what? They are effective if you do them deliberately and if you think about the muscles you’re using for each move. Since a bunch of you asked for more workout video’s/demo’s, I decided I’d try it out with this workout. I definitely lost count more than once (happens every time in my classes- it’s hard to count, instruct and cue!), but hopefully it will help guide you through the workout and feel like you’re with me in class when you do it! I have a lot of work to do in my video’s, but it’s super fun to do them so I hope to get more on the blog this year!
Let me know what you think of the workout and video. Remember to warm up and cool down properly!
Questions for you: Do you like following workout videos? What types of videos would you like to see more of?
4 thoughts on “Wednesday Workout: The Low Impact, No Equipment, No Contact Workout”
This looks like a good one – isn’t it amazing how a simple move like arm circles can be so effective?!
Yes! I’ve been including them in my classes a lot lately because they totally work!
Thank you so much for this! I have really bad Plantar Fasciitis and used to do boot camps, but I can’t do any running, jumping or other high impact exercises that will exacerbate the pain. I will give this work out a try to see if I can amp up my workout without aggravating my feet. 🙂
So happy to have been able to be helpful! Injuries suck, but they do force you to get creative with workouts!