still want to get your workout in. It’s bound to happen; we’re in Hazleton after all. So, what do you do?
Unless you found a way to fit a personal gym into your dorm room, you’ll have to look at some alternatives. While there’s nothing quite like bench pressing or doing dead lifts with a barbell, there are things you can do to get that sore feeling in your muscles you’ve grown to love until you can get back into the gym and pump some iron.
With the assistance of kinesiology instructor Karen J. Stylianides and sophomores Lauren Piazza and Ally Blazejewski, a list of six ex-ercises has been compiled here that anyone can do from the comfort of their own room, free from judging eyes and nostril burning stenches. There are, of course, other things
you can do, but you have to start somewhere right?
So once you’ve stretched and gotten out of your PJs, give these exercises a try. You don’t even have to be snowed in to do these. If you resolved to work out more, but you don’t feel ready to enter the gym
try these six exercises. If your gut is rounding out a bit and need some- thing quick to do during commercial breaks, these exercises can help:
Sutton uses the chair to work the arms with a set of tricep dips. An object, such as a book, can be placed between the legs to add some weight and difficulty.
Piazza uses a textbook to do a set of squats while being sure to not let her knees extend past her feet.
Blazejewski uses a chair to do a set of step-ups. A bookbag can be used to increase the difficulty.
Piazza holds this position for several seconds and holding the book doesn’t make things easier.
Blazejewski and Piazza demonstrate the proper way to do wall-sits with their legs bent at 90 degrees.
To make things even more difficult trying holding something heavy out in front of you like a textbook.
With textbook still in hand, Piazza does some oblique twists with her feet hovering slightly above the ground.