Winter, I'm not a fan, but I must say at least it's warm when you're working out! WIN!
When it's cold and I need to warm up and am looking for a workout to do indoors, I turn to a Tabata-style workout of 20 seconds work and 10 seconds rest for 8 sets protocol.
Here is a winter workout to get the blood flowing, improve fitness and has weight loss benefits.
Tabata workouts are to be completed at maximal effort, so go hard, go fast, go crazy, (but don't compromise form).
Round 1 - Sprinting on the spot (and I mean sprint - fast - using everything you've got - fast with the legs and arms!
Round 2 - Squats
Round 3 - Sprinting on the spot ( just like round 1 - maintain the intensity!)
Round 4 - Push-Ups
Round 5 - Sprinting on the spot
Round 6 - Alternating Lunges
Round 7 - Sprinting on the spot
Round 8 - Sit-Ups
Depending on your fitness level, attempt to complete this tabata style workout 3 to 6 rounds with approximately 2 minutes rest between rounds.
This workout can be done with bodyweight or by adding weights, such as kettlebells, barbells, dumbbells,or medicine balls.
Remember to warm-up and stretch once the body is warm.
Tip - Use 5 each of the above exercise to warm up - done at a slower past to allow your body to become warm.
Don't have a tabata timer app? Here is one I use.
On that note, I'm cold. Must be time to get my sweat on!