- This workout can be done with minimal equipment
- It includes low intensity exercises
- It can be done on days you feel low on energy
It's a Monday which is also marked by the beginning of a new month. Many of you may be kickstarting the month with new fitness goals, or simply resuming your workout and fitness routine. But if for some of you, this Monday is marked by surprisingly low levels of motivation and energy, then here's a workout you can do without worrying too much. On days when you feel low on energy or feel demotivated, low intensity workouts can be of great help.
Low intensity workout for low energy days
Celebrity fitness trainer Kayla Itsines recently took to Instagram share a full low intensity workout that you can do anytime, anywhere. "I also have days where I don't have any motivation for a workout, - especially if it's high intensity - but I know I never regret working out, and getting my body moving feels so good," Itsines shares in the caption of her post.
Speaking about the low intensity full body workout, she adds that it is perfect for days when one does not have the energy to perform a high-intensity session. There are time when one does not want to miss a workout but also do something that matches their energy level at a a particular day.
This workout can be beneficial for low- energy days. After all, light exercise is better than no exercise at all!
The workout is divided in two sets with three exercises each. You need to do 2 laps of each set.
- Foot Lift & Extend - 16 reps (8 per side)
- Glute Kickback - 16 reps (8 per side)
- Hip Abduction (Seated) - 15 reps
Try doing 2 laps.
- Hover Leg Extension - 12 reps (6 per side)
- Push-Up (Knees) - 12 reps
- Shoulder Press - 12 reps
Try doing 2 laps.
#BBGcommunity — are you looking for a less intense option for your workout today? This one's for you! Believe me, I also have days where I don't have any motivation for a workout, - especially if it's high intensity - but I know I NEVER regret working out, and getting my body moving feels SO good! This low-intensity workout is perfect for those days where you don't have the energy for a high-intensity session, but still want to move your body and work out! And remember, light exercise is better than no exercise! Foot Lift & Extend - 16 reps (8 per side) Glute Kickback - 16 reps (8 per side) Hip Abduction (Seated) - 15 reps Try this for 2 laps Hover Leg Extension - 12 reps (6 per side) Push-Up (Knees) - 12 reps Shoulder Press - 12 reps Try this for 2 laps You can do this workout anywhere! Try swapping out the dumbbells for water bottles or milk cartons filled with water or sand if you don't own weights, and if you don't have a resistance band for the hip abductions, you can do a side plank and hip abduction with no equipment instead. Let me know in the comments if this workout got you moving today! Take the first step towards your goals and download @SWEAT to get your 7-day free trial! www.kaylaitsines.com/BBGathome #BBG #BBGathome #fullbodyworkout #lowintensity #homeworkouts #fitness #workout
The best part about this workout is that it can be done anytime, anywhere. All you need is a pair of dumbells and resistance bands. While dumbbells can be swapped with water bottles or milk cartons filled with water or sand, the resistant band exercise can be replaced with side planks. You can also do hip abduction with no equipment.
The idea is to understand that light workout or low intensity workout is better than no workout. If this Monday and the beginning of a new month has been slightly low on energy for you, do give this workout a try. You can do this!
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