Erin Oprea is a Vital Proteins ambassador, author ofThe 4x4 Diet and celebrity trainer whose star clients include Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris. Here, she shares her winter workout routine.
Winter is here – but the cold weather shouldn’t be an excuse to halt your workout routine. In case you are lacking motivation to hit the gym though, these stunningly simple, yet amazingly effective workouts are here to help you find your groove this season!
Not every workout listed below needs to be done with heavy weights or done for a really long time. I’ve compiled some of these great workouts (that feel like you're playing a mini game) to get that incredible burn without even realizing it. Put on some upbeat tunes (like my favorite: Nelly radio) and bust these sets out. Bonus not-so-sneaky burn: Do all these with as little rest as possible between each rep and each exercise. That way you have extra time to have a dance party in the gym to celebrate your strength. Ready, set, sweat!
Modification: If you can’t jump, just do squats.
Yes, you’re getting that sweet, sweet burn and you’ll be doing those jump squats all the way down to 1 rep and in between you’ll hold that low squat for 10 seconds each time.
Push-Ups on Knees
Modification: If you can’t do push-ups on your toes, do them on your knees.
Follow the same fun format as the jump squat game but do push-ups and plank instead!
Continue completing overhead triceps all the way to 1!
Keep repeating this countdown until you get to 1 bicep curl with a 10-second curl hold.