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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 01:15 pm

Get fit - without going to prison!

Exercise is not everyone’s cup of tea. You get sweaty, you get tired and many of us feel we have to go to the gym to get a real workout. But there are plenty of exercises that don’t require a lot of time, space or equipment.

Lately, I’ve been doing the Prison Workout (here), a regimen of strength-building moves, including Burpees (video), planks (video) and more. It’s a pretty big challenge to complete all of the exercises, but they’re all pretty simple and straightforward, and you’ll get a whole-body workout.

The planks really intrigue me. How can you exercise if you don’t move?! It’s one of several exercises called “isometrics” – workouts where you tense up certain muscles and hold them to build strength in that position. Isometrics are really good for increasing muscle mass and firming up. Read more here.

What other similar exercises do you like?

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