I’m a big believer that when it comes to working out, not having equipment or enough time is not an excuse! After all, exercise & movement are critical components to living a balanced lifestyle and taking care of ourselves #selflove. But— we don’t always have access to “traditional” fitness equipment. Ok I know, the post title gave it away… so I’m just going to get right to it:
Here is a little circuit you can do from the comfort of your own home, all you need is a couple bottles of wine and your best gal pals because really, working out with your vinas is SO much more fun than doing it alone . No wine bottles handy? Any household item will do so long as it’s easy to hold onto and about 1-3 lb.
This routine is meant to be done as one big circuit meaning that you will perform each exercise for 10-12 repetitions then move on to the next exercise without stopping. Once the circuit is complete, rest for 1-3 minutes and repeat 1-2 times.
I’ve put links with the corresponding exercise should you need a bit more guidance, (just picture the person in the video using wine bottles for weights instead of dumbbells).
HOW-TO: WINE BOTTLE WORKOUT
Squat and press: Grab a wine bottle in each hand. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms by your side. Slowly hinge at the hips and bend down into a squat position. As you squat down, bend your elbows at 90 degrees. As you come out of the squat and rise up, raise your arms up and over head for the “press”.
Bent over rows: Stand up nice and tall and hold a wine bottle in each hand. Slowly hinge forward at your hips and engage your core. Lift the dumbbells to your side and keep the elbows close to your body. At the top of the movement, squeeze your shoulder blades together and contract your back muscles. Slowly release your arms down and repeat for a total of 10-12 reps.
Lateral Shoulder Raise: Grab your wine bottles and hold them in the center. Stand up tall with your arms by your side, your shoulders pulled back and abs engaged. Slowly raise your arms up so that they are parallel to the floor, do not let them go further than your shoulders. Slowly bring your arms back down. This is one rep, complete for total of 10-12.
Russian twist: Hold one wine bottle horizontally or hold two bottles towards the bottom. Sit down on the floor or on your mat with your knees bent (imagine being in a V shape). Raise your legs up off of the floor and twist your torso side to side while engaging your core. One rep = 1 twist to either side.
Don’t forget to refuel! Right after your workout make sure to get in some quality protein and carbohydrates (i.e. a protein smoothie with a banana) to help your muscles repair & restore. Ok ok and yes, have a glass of wine too 😉!
Try our wine bottle workout with your vinas and then let us know how you liked it in the comments below! (Feature image via Reebok on Youtube)