Dorm Room Workouts in a Crunch Series: Cardio

In the first Dorm Room Workout posting I shared how I really packed on the pounds my freshman year of college.  My freshman 15 (30) was due to a number things including home sickness and poor diet choices.  This is why I love the Dorm Room Workouts series, I really wanted to connect with college students and share easy workouts that can be done when far away from home. 

Contributing writer and college senior Brianna Crosby knows first hand how to get your cardio in before class no matter the space or time restrictions! Check out a few of Brianna's workouts below. 

Jumping Jacks

Jumping Jacks target the entire body including the core! This traditional workout offers a nice cardio boost! 

Jumping Jacks target the entire body including the core! This traditional workout offers a nice cardio boost! 

Jump Squats 

Targets: glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves

Targets: glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves

Start in a squat position as shown below, making sure your knees never go over your toes. Jump upright in the air and land lightly in this same squat position. 

Mountain Climbers 

This move targets abdominal muscles, glutes, quads and hamstrings. Start with your hands on the floor slightly wider then shoulder width. On forefeet, position one leg forward bent under your body & extend other leg. Alternate legs in a quick fashion. 

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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