If you’re not looking to get your heart rate up any more than it already is (spending hours with the whole family tends to do that), this 3-move circuit is for you.
Each move is held for one minute and, trust us, it’s worse than a microwave minute and a treadmill minute combined. But don’t worry, all you need is four rounds (12 minutes total) to reap the benefits of this workout. And the best part? You can do it anywhere. So while dinner’s in the oven, hit the kitchen floor and plank it out.
1-Minute Wall Sit
Stand with back to wall. Walk feet away from wall as you slide back down wall, lowering body until hips, knees, and ankles are at 90-degree angles. Engage core to keep low back pressed against wall.
1-Minute Forearm Plank Hold
Place hands directly under shoulders. Engage core and squeeze glutes to stabilize body. Keep neck and spine neutral. Head should be in line with back. Hold position.
1-Minute Side Plank (30 seconds per side)
Lie on one side with legs and feet stacked on top of one another. Lift hips to prop body up on elbow, keeping feet stacked. Press forearm into ground to keep torso and hips in a straight line. Hold.