10-Minute Total-Body Workout You Can Do at Home All Winter

You don't need to hit the gym to get a good workout.
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When winter hits and the elements feel like they're working against you, skipping the gym becomes extra tempting. And while you may prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home, you don't need to ditch your workout completely. Any movement is better than no movement — even if it's just 10 minutes!


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So, next time you feel like pulling on sweatpants and gluing yourself to the couch while the snow fall outside, bust out this quick, 10-minute, at-home workout from certified personal trainer SJ McShane to get your heart pumping without the commitment of a trip to the gym.

Read more: The Perfect 6-Minute Warm-Up for Winter Workouts


Move 1: Lying Leg Lifts

  1. Lie on your back flat on the ground with your legs straight out, arms at your side and palms facing down.
  2. Slowly raise your legs perpendicular to the floor.
  3. Hold at the top for a second, then slowly lower your legs, hovering slightly above the ground.
  4. Repeat for one minute, then rest for 30 seconds.



For some extra support, place your hands under your glutes, McShane says. Or, if you want an added challenge, place a light dumbbell between your feet (or wear ankle weights).

Move 2: Jump Rope

  1. With a jump rope (either real or imaginary), skip at a steady pace for one minute.
  2. Take a 30-second recovery.

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Move 3: Triceps Dips

  1. Sit on the edge of a chair or a bench with your knees bent and your hands on the bench, positioned wider than your hips.
  2. Take your glutes off the bench, using your hands and feet for balance.
  3. Bend your arms to lower your body slowly toward the ground, then lift back up, keeping your elbows as narrow as possible.
  4. Repeat for a minute, followed by a 30-second rest.


For more of a challenge, straighten your legs in front of you.

Move 4: Plank

  1. Begin in a low plank with your forearms on the ground, keeping a straight line from your head to hips to toes.
  2. Engage your abdominals and draw your navel toward your spine.
  3. Hold here for 30 seconds, followed by a 30-second recovery.

Move 5: Jump Rope

  1. With a jump rope (either real or imaginary), skip at a steady pace for 30 seconds.
  2. Take a 30-second recovery.

Move 6: Glute Bridge

  1. Lie flat on your back, knees bent with feet shoulder-width apart near your butt.
  2. Drive both feet into the floor and squeeze your glutes while bridging your hips up.
  3. Lower your hips back to the starting position and repeat.
  4. Repeat for one minute and recover for 30 seconds.


If you want to make this move a little more challenging, hold a dumbbell on top of your hips.

Read more: 2 No-Excuses Workouts for When You're Stuck Indoors

Move 7: Inchworm With Shoulder Taps

  1. Start standing, then bend at the waist to place your hands on the floor in front of you.
  2. Walk your hands out until you're in a high plank (top of a push-up).
  3. Tap each hand to the opposite shoulder while engaging your core and glutes to keep the hips still.
  4. Walk your hands back to your feet.
  5. With only a slight bend in the knees, return to standing.
  6. Repeat for 30 seconds, followed by a 30-second break.


Try and keep your legs as straight as possible as you return to standing in this exercise with only a slight bend in the knees.

Move 8: Jump Rope

  1. With a jump rope (either real or imaginary), skip at a steady pace for 30 seconds.
  2. Take a 30-second recovery.

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Skip the gym and try this 10-minute at-home total-body workout instead!
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