If you’re an athlete that feels cooped up in the house all winter, you probably have a lot of built
up energy to burn or maybe some fresh motivation from your New Year’s Resolution. Practicing
regular strength and resistance exercises without having to leave your living room (because isn’t
it better to train by the fire or in your cozy living room during the cold winter months?) is easier
than you think! So, we’ve outlined a few winter training ideas that don’t require going to the gym
or using fancy equipment. Better yet, these workouts don’t require giving up much of your time!
What if you were told giving up merely a few minutes each day to complete 10 pushups a day
could be the ticket to entering your winter workout series?
To start building more muscle mass, conditioning your body, and preparing yourself for pre-
season, start with just 10 a day. Ten pushups, 10 squats, 10 situps and/or crunches, 10 leg lifts,
and maybe even 10 minutes of aerobics (jogging, jumping jacks, high-knees, Zumba, etc.) will
raise your heart rate, keep up your endurance, and most importantly, continuing utilizing your
muscles to ensure they don’t “hibernate” for the winter.
How long does it take you to do 10 pushups? Less than five minutes? Only a few seconds? By
the time you’ve finished reading this blog and scrolling through a few others, you could have
already completed your daily training regime!
If you’re not ready for a full 10 a day workout, start with five! Five pushups, squats, situps,
crunches, and leg lifts in the morning and five of each at night can gradually train your body to
help reach your goal. Or maybe you feel you’ve hit a plateau with only ten a day. In that case,
increase your numbers to 12, 15, 20, 50! Although it’ll take more time out of your day, it’s
important to continue to push yourself, especially in the winter or when you’re not on the field.
Before you know it, you’ll be back outside in the warm fresh air training with our team again!
What else is on your winter workout list?