MacGyver your weight sessions
Don’t assume you need a whole new workout wardrobe, fancy kicks, or the next “As Seen on TV” ab trimmer to get in the best shape of your life. These are lies fitness marketers sell with a price tag adding up to more than a billion dollars a year.
All you need is your body and a few household items: a sturdy chair, a few paper plates, and maybe a small dog or baby. I’m not kidding; babies and dogs make great substitutes for medicine balls as long, provided you don’t throw them.
Perform bodyweight exercises like squats, pushups, burpees, and jumping jacks in a circuit. Add step ups on a sturdy chair, sliding lunges, or reverse crunches with your feet on paper plates, and pretty much any exercise while holding a baby or a dog (shoulder press, chest press, plié squats, and biceps curls). The added weight (and squirmy nature of living creatures) will enhance your strength, balance, and coordination.