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Jeremy and Tara Martin, co-owners of Vancouver-based gym Loaded Athletics, have come up with a home workout that puts other routines to shame: not only will this circuit keep you fit, it will also remind you when you’re running low on laundry detergent. And wine.
For best results, perform this workout two to four times, resting one or two minutes between each round. The Martins encourage you to share your sweat sesh online and tag @LoadedAthletics. But first, a warmup.
“Before we start lifting, we have to make sure the body is nice and warm,” Jeremy says. “Most of us are sitting a lot more than we are used to, and that can cause problems when we start to exercise.” The Martins suggest jogging, skipping in place, jumping jacks or squatting to a chair and standing back up repeatedly.
Next, warm up your joints by drawing five to 10 circles (in both directions) with your wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips and ankles. Finally, perform the classic calisthenic movement: reach for your toes (protect your back by bending your knees ever so slightly), then stand up and reach your hands high up overhead. Repeat this movement 10 to 20 times, and you’re ready to lift.
What you’ll need
For more of Jeremy and Tara’s fitness tips, check out loadedathletics.com—they’re offering virtual personal training sessions and online individual programming during COVID-19.