I’ve been struggling to make it to the gym lately. I really miss my boot camp classes but can’t seem to make my work schedule and the kids’ sleeping/napping schedules align so I can go to classes. And when I do work out, I really want to be outside since it’s so lovely out. So I’ve been trying to get creative with at home strength training – Monday’s workout at Brandi’s house was pretty awesome!
Brandi and her hubby have an awesome garage gym, complete with two benches, a tire for flipping/banging, a bunch of free weights, and other odds and ends. Their garage opens up right to the backyard, so the boys could play safely in the dirt while I got my strength training on. I was pretty jealous of the set-up by the end and immediately started plotting ways to do something similar at my house!
I bet if I looked hard enough, I could find something similar to this dumbbell collection on Craigslist, right? Heck, I probably just need a few 10s and 30s – I’ve already got some 20s.
Claire is at a really great age where I can let her crawl around and look at stuff, but she isn’t fast or curious enough yet to really get into big trouble. She had lots of fun checking out the garage while I sweated!
Here’s what I did:
Goblet squats with overhead presses
Bicep curls with a static squat
Toe touches on the tire
A variety of ab moves
No tire flipping, though! I could flip Brandi’s tire this summer when I was really into boot camp, but I tried to turn the 250-pound thing over this time and couldn’t do it for the life of me. So sad how fast the strength goes away!
Do you have a home gym? What’s in it?