I’m so excited for today’s guest post by Jada Bruce from Movement Martial Arts & Fitness in Watson/Central! (You may remember her from our King Cake workout!) She’s knows your schedule gets super busy during the fall and she put together this quick workout for us that we can squeeze in — all you need is a mat or towel. And the best part is this entire workout is football-themed and spells out G-E-A-U-X T-I-G-E-R-S!
Check the full routine below and there’s even a PIN for you at the bottom so you can save it for later and keep coming back to it!
We love football season, big games often equal big calorie consumption. Balance out a multitude of tailgating “sins” by incorporating speed, strength, and cardio in a circuit format that you can do at home or on campus! Grab a few of your favorite tailgating friends, and lets Geaux Tigers!!
- Yoga mat or beach towel
Exercises will be performed for 30 seconds each.
Bonus: Think about kicking Bama’s butt as you kick your own butt!
Place your forearms on the ground aligned under your shoulders. Tuck your toes under, straighten out your legs, and lift your body off the ground. Remember to breathe. *modify by lowering to your knees.
Alternating Side Lunges
Start with your feet together and toes pointing forward. Take a lateral step to the right, bending your right knee, while keeping your left leg straight. Step back together; then switch sides.
Start with feet shoulder width apart and staggered placing the left foot slightly in front of the right foot. Make a fist with both hands. Punch your right fist upward stopping at chin level, then switch to the left fist.
Bonus: Imagine the away team while punching!
Stand with feet shoulder with apart. Bend your knees into a squat position and cross your right hand to your left foot, then jump into the air. When you land, cross your left hand to your right foot. Repeat as fast as you can to get your heart rate higher than a 4 quarter Hail Mary play.
Get in plank position. Lower your chest to the ground while keeping your elbows at your side.
Start standing. Hinging from your waist, walk your hands out into plank position. Slowly begin walking your feet towards your hands while keeping your legs straight.
There are so many variations, but we’ll keep it simple! Start by lying on your back with your knees bent. Press your hips up towards the sky while maintaining a straight line. Hold for a few seconds, then lower back to the ground.
Elbows to Knees
Start in tabletop position (hands and knees). Slowly extend your right leg back and left arm forward. Pause, then repeat on the opposite side.
Start with your hands overhead. Take a large step back with your right foot, and lower your knee towards the ground at a 90 degree angle. Step your foot back in, then repeat on the opposite leg.
Start with your feet a bit wider than hip width apart. Place your hands behind your head. Bending your knees, lower into a squat position, then jump vertically. Repeat as many as you can as quickly as you can.
Bonus: Act like your jumping up and down after a winning touchdown!
Congratulations! You’ve made it through 1 round. Since football is a 4 quarter sport, you have 3 more rounds to go!
Liked this workout? Join us in person at Movement Martial Arts and Fitness in Watson and Central.
Wanna save this workout for later? Here’s a handy graphic for you! PIN IT!
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