The Best Workout To Do When You're Totally Pissed At The World
3 months ago, 20 Dec 20:48
Ever have one of those days where you just want to hit something? Well, punching isn’t the only workout that can help you get out aggression. If you channel your anger into the right moves, you’ll embrace the frustration, use it to feel stronger, and finish up just a little happier (it’s all those workout endorphins!). So instead of exploding at people, use that aggression to knock the hell out of this total-body workout created by Christi Marraccini, certified personal trainer and training manager at Tone House in New York City. “If you can make it through a bad day, you can make it through these moves!” she says. There are lower-body plyometric moves to help you get out your rage, upper-body exercises that will let you get the weight of the world off your shoulders, plus, a few abs moves just to round things out (or, you know, unleash the fury burning in your belly). Move through each of the moves for the number of reps indicated, then repeat the circuit two to three more times, resting for one to two minutes between rounds. You’re guaranteed to feel better by the end. For dozens of fat-blasting routines you can do at home, check out Salty Cat Workouts—the all-new site that features the world’s best video workouts for free! How to: Start in a standing position. Place palms flat on the floor as you jump feet back. Drop your chest down then jump feet back in and drive through your heels and jump into the air, tucking your knees into your chest. Continue repeating for 60 seconds. How to: Start in a standing position. Step back with your right leg, bringing your right knee to the ground, then with your left leg, bringing left knee to the ground. Drop hips slightly and use momentum to replace knees with feet on the ground. Stand, then perform a tuck jump. Alternate so the left leg goes back first on the next rep. Continue alternating sides for 60 seconds. How to: Start in a squat position. Jump back into a reverse lunge. Jump back to squat and then do a reverse lunge with the other leg. Continue alternating sides for 60 seconds. Switch up your squat with these 20 variations that will help you tone your butt: How to: Start in a pike-up position, or an inverted “v” shape. Complete a shoulder press, bringing the top of your head to the ground while looking back at your feet. Jump your feet back into a pushup position. Touch your left toe with right hand then right toe with left hand. Jump feet back into pike position. Continue repeating for 60 seconds. How to: Start in a pushup position. Lower down, then press up to complete a pushup. Then walk your hands to the right. Walk hands back to center, do a push-up, then walk them to the left. Return to center. Continue alternating sides for 60 seconds. How to: Start on all fours, but with your belly facing up. Complete a triceps dip then roll over and complete a forearm pushup—with hands slightly in front of your shoulders, drop down to your forearms and push back up to your hands. Roll back over, and repeat. Continue alternating sides for 60 seconds. How to: Start by lying on your back, then come up to balance on your tailbone while bringing right shoulder to left knee. Lie all the way down and repeat on the other side. Continue alternating sides for 60 seconds. How to: Start by lying on your back with hands by your sides or under the small of your back. Bring your knees to chest, then drive feet straight up, lifting your hips off the ground at the top of the movement. Bring your knees back to chest and extend legs parallel to the floor, keeping heels off the ground. Continue repeating for 60 seconds.
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