Forget the free weights – just go to your bookshelf.
Fitness influencer Katie Austin continues to show us how to build strength in the DIY way. This time she uses a textbook as a weight and pushes in just one minute in a total body workout with three movements. Each move is designed for a minimum of 20 seconds. Grab a hardcover book and watch the video demonstrating this quickie workout – or scroll down to get a description for each step.
Keep your book in front of you. Bring your arms down and bend over to bring the book directly over the floor. Make sure your hips are not moving. Perform this movement for 20 seconds
Narrow Squat + Overhead Press
While holding your hardcover, keep your knees and feet together as you sink into a squat. Get into a standing position, then lift your textbook overhead.
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Frontal Lunge with Torso Twist
Step right in one lunge and hold your book in front of you. When you reach out, turn your torso to the right. Repeat this movement with your left leg and turn to the left. Switch between your right and left legs for 20 seconds.