5 Dorm-Approved Workouts You Need to Try Right Now

It’s a new year, and many of us made promises to ourselves that we’d get into shape this year. The problem is, it’s so easy to fall out of a routine once your days start getting busier with classes. We wanted to help make your goal a little bit more attainable, so we rounded up some easy workouts you can try right in your dorm room. Talk about convenience!

1. Squats

Benefits: Glutes and Quads

Stand with your feet slightly more than shoulder width apart and your arms out straight in front of you. Lower your body by bending your knees and pushing your hips back. Try to dip below knee level, and then return to a standing position.

Variations

  • Add weight
  • Turn it into a jump squat by leaping out of each squat

 

 

2. Tricep Dips

Benefits: Triceps

Sit at the edge of a chair with your hands gripping the seat beside you and your legs out straight in front of you. Your fingers should be facing forward. Slowly bring your hips forward in front of the chair, and then dip by bending your arms to about a 90 degree angle or less. Return to starting position and repeat.

 

 

3. Standing Wall Push Up 

Benefits: Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps

Stand arms length from a wall with your hands flat on the wall at shoulder height. Bend your elbows to bring your chest closer to the wall as if you’re doing a regular push up, and then extend your arms back to starting position.

Variations

  • Place your hands in a triangle position with your two thumbs and pointer fingers touching.
  • Place your hands further apart, past shoulder width.

 

 

4. Planks

Benefits: Abs, Back, and Core

Get into a push up position, and then lower yourself onto your forearms. Your elbows should be in line with your shoulders. Hold the position as long as you can.

Variations

  • Lift one leg up, and then repeat with the other.
  • Lift one arm up, and then repeat with the other.

 

 

5. Burpees

Benefits: Cardio, Full Body Strength

Start standing. Drop down into a squat and then place your hands down while you jump your legs back into a push up position. Drop into a push up. Jump your feet back into a squat and then spring back up into a standing position.

 

With these workouts in mind, remember that you should work at your own pace and slowly add to the amount of sets you’re doing. Don’t be hard on yourself – you will make progress!

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