While we all enjoy watching our athletes learn and excel during practice, there are days where you just want it to end so you can move on to the next item on your agenda--the gym. Instead of waiting for practice to end, make the most of your time by exercising at your child’s practice.
Here are some great exercises that will keep you healthy and strong without having to go the gym.
Don’t just sit on the bench, use the bench as your new workout equipment. Check out these exercises using just a bench.
Park Bench Push-Ups
For this exercise you’ll use the bleachers, a bench, or even the chair you brought to get a good workout. Start with your feet on the bench and your hands on the ground. Do 10 push-ups. Then, put your feet on the ground and your hands on the bench and do 10 push-ups. Finally, do 10 push-ups with your hands and feet on the ground.
Sit on the edge of the bench, bleachers, or a chair. Jump as high as you can from the seated position, throwing your hands up as you jump. As you come back down from your jump, sit back down. Do this for 60 seconds.
It’s nice to have a prop, like a bench, to use as your workout equipment. If you don’t have anything to work with, though, don’t worry. The ground is just as useful as any piece of equipment.
Besides the typical running, lunges, push-ups, and squats, there are plenty of exercises you can do using just the ground. Check out these easy exercises requiring no equipment or props.
Staying on your toes, jump up as high as you can with your hands above your head. Do his for 60 seconds. This seems easy, but as you stay on your toes, your calves will feel the burn.
Whether you’re in the gym or on the field, this exercise is great for toning your arms and legs. Assume a squat position, place your hands behind your head. Shuffle your feet from left to right for 60 seconds.
All of these exercises will keep you toned and strong and can be done during your child’s practice. Talk with some of the other moms and see if they want to join in!