If you live somewhere snowy, snowshoeing in deep, ungroomed snow will get your heart rate way up, and fast.
Ugh! Blech! Blah! *grumble, grumble, grumble* = my feelings about winter. Hate it. Hate the cold. Hate coats, boots, gloves, hats...the whole nine yards. But I gotta sprint, somehow. So, if you can't stand being outside during the cold months how do you get your sprints in? Joining a gym isn't an option for me so I'm looking for some in-house ideas.
If it comes down to having to go outside in order to get this part of my week in I will I suppose (starts grumbling again)...but if I don't have to I'd be much more pleasant to live with. lol
Anything to get yourself panting and sweaty should work. I get mine in from doing a workout DVD (Jillian Micheals 30-Day Shred.) I just give it everything and it's as exhausting as a sprint session. I'd much rather run, but this seems to get the job done.
Occasionally I use trips to the store as a time to sprint- mostly to get my azz in out of the cold as quickly as possible.
You can do burpees indoors or any movement interval-style. God I love burpees. I always get sore afterwards
Sprinting in fresh and deep snow is great.
You can also do stair sprints if you have a stair case in your house.
Or you could alternate squat jumps and push ups with no resting for as long as you can bear.
Ah! Tabata-style shoveling! I almost forgot. I love snow shoveling....
Wow I sound narcissistic today!
No snow here.......just miserable, damp, chill-you-to-the-bone cold. My attitude might actually be different if the cold produced something pretty like snow but alas....
I just discovered the existance of burpees (those could definitely work!) and I like the squat/push-up idea.
When I was in the army, we did a bunch of sprints in the snow across the field. They were brutal, but the workout only took 10 minutes. Give it a shot and think like a caveman running to catch dinner for a freezing child.
I second snow shoeing, it is a great movement and you would be very surprised at how quickly you feel like death when running.
Then there is running on the spot. Approach it like a sprint for 15 seconds with high knees and drive the arms. Rest 30 seconds and repeat about 10 times.
Skipping double unders are much harder than they look. Try tabata style skipping or unbroken sets of 30-40 revolutions.
If you have a garage, or a high ceiling you can also jump rope. Or do dumbbell thrusters, those will kick your butt!
what's your obstacle? the cold, snow or the terrain?
I do my sprints on a road hill anyway during summer or winter
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