Dorm Room Workouts in a Crunch Series

When I first gained a serious amount of weight it was my freshman year of college! So I asked contributing writer Brianna Crosby how she maintains a fit lifestyle with a demanding academic schedule. 

College is a very busy and stressful time. When we’re not studying or doing assignments, we want to be out enjoying ourselves. Working out sometimes can get pushed aside to tomorrow or forgotten all together. The reality of it is working out will make you less stressed and overall a much happier person.

A quick and simple 15 minute workout can pick you up! Don’t have time to go all the way across campus to the gym? Not a problem, I put together a variety of workouts you can do just in your dorm for those time-crunch days.

In this series I highlight strength training moves you can do in even the smallest dorm rooms! 

Strength Training


Start in full plank position, while bending your elbows lower chest to the floor. Try to keep your elbows in at your sides. (Perform until the point of fatigue) 



Chair Dips

Bending elbows behind you lower your body in a controlled movement. Straighten your arms again and repeat.  (Perform until the point of fatigue) 



Standard push-up position, hands shoulder width apart below the shoulders and feet together. Hold for 30-60 seconds and work your way up.  


Guest Blogger: Brianna Crosby

Hi guys! My name is Brianna Crosby I’m extremely passionate about nutrition and wellness and I love helping others succeed in terms of health. I’m a Food Science major at Clemson University and I’ll be graduating May 2015!  My goal is to become a Registered Dietitian in order to impact overall health through nutrition. Ideally the purpose is to assist others to achieve their goals to live a happier and healthier lifestyle.


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