30 Minute No Equipment Needed Workout

Find your strong with this 30 minute plyometric inspired workout to enhance your running. | happyfitmama.com

When I first started blogging, my intent was to share workouts often. In the past year or so, I’ve let that slip. So I give you – New Year, New Workouts! Hopefully, I’ll remember to share my workouts at least a couple times a month.

Even though I haven’t had a gym membership in 5+ years, I’m still working out at home. I have weights, a BOSU, Med Balls, Kettlebells, bands, treadmill and a bike trainer. I personally don’t think you need a gym membership to stay in shape. It’s nice to have, but I don’t think you need fancy equipment, either.

Whether you are working out in a gym or at home, it’s always a good idea to mix things up. Doing the same exercises day after day is boring. And most likely you aren’t seeing any difference in your strength or endurance. Keep your workout fresh by changing it up often.

January can be a bit of a downer month – it’s cold, it’s gray outside and the holidays are over. You know what you need? Some good ol’ fashioned exercise. It really is a wonder drug. Release some kick ass happy endorphins with this 30 minute cardio Jumpin’ routine. It’s a no equipment needed workout!

Try this 30 minute no equipment needed workout for a quick total body burst of exercise. happyfitmama.com

You may have noticed that there’s quite a bit of plyometrics work in this workout.

When I was discharged from physical therapy back in November, my PT wanted me to concentrate on plyometrics at least one workout a week (preferably a non running day). If you look at running, it’s essentially jumping from one foot to the other.

Ahem – plyometrics.

Plyometrics are fast, explosive movements that strengthen muscles, improve cardiovascular health, improve balance and boost metabolism. When you incorporate plyometrics into your routine, you’ll find you’ll be able to turn your legs over faster which means faster running times. Sounds good, right?

Plyometrics are quite demanding and require a strong foundation of balance, core strength, and stability. Be sure to do strength training and other injury prevention exercises to keep your body balanced. As always, listen to your body!

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Disclaimer: Always consult your physician before beginning an exercise program.

23 comments on “30 Minute No Equipment Needed Workout

  1. I’m slowly working my basement into gym status with much of the same equipment you mentioned so this is perfect! I do a lot of plyo on my strength days and I can usually feel it the next day… :-) This is a great addition to some of the work I’m doing so I will PIN!
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  2. Plyometrics – I try to do them twice a week, but usually only do them once. I keep telling myself if I just do 3 X 10 lunges and squats and commit to that multiple times, I will be better off. It only takes a few minutes. Might try this when I’m home with the boys in the afternoon after morning run or swim!
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  3. Awesome workout! I agree that you can stay fit or get in shape with at home workouts. I’ve been doing more plyo while not running and love it- it’s nice to get good and sweaty while doing strength. I started a gym membership for the fall and then dropped it again- I’ve been happy doing everything from home!
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  4. I have found that plyos helps me with running, big time! Like Tuesday, I did a morning plyometric workout and went for a nice run over lunch – the lunch run felt GREAT! Better than any run I have had for a little while… I am thinking about adding similar plyo workouts to my morning routine for sure! I <3 jumping jacks :)
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