How to Get a 6-Pack with a 6-Pack
You may have been slightly over served during New Year’s Eve festivities, or maybe the holiday travel and party circuit knocked you out of your normal workout routine.
But now it’s January, and many are using New Year’s Resolutions as an opportunity to return to healthy habits no matter your access to the gym.
With all the holiday entertaining that occurs in November and December, there are bound to be leftovers. And we don’t just mean in the edible kind.
The holidays represent a significant uptick in alcohol sales according to the alcohol delivery service Drizly.
“Year after year we see a significant spike in sales upwards of 45 percent during the cooler months,” says Drizly’s Senior Manager of Content Strategy Bernice Walenty.
This increase probably means a surplus of alcohol bottles in your house come January.
“We saw overall wine sales jump more than 10 percent month over month during the holidays,” says Walenty, who adds the most popular are red wines and sparkling wines.
So we teamed up with Reebok trainer Conor Murphy to put all those extra bottles taking up room in your liquor cabinet to use. Murphy programmed a workout using handles of hard liquor, wine bottles and cases of beer as weights.
“The gym is everywhere,” says Murphy.
"There is no excuse for not being able to train. There are plenty of objects around your house that combined with high intensity and sound mechanics will make for a nasty workout. "
Murphy says being creative with your equipment and time can enable you to prioritize your health, no matter the circumstance or your social schedule.
“There is always something you can do to make yourself a better, healthier, ‘you.’”
This workout can be scaled according to your weight preferences (or the alcohol you have on hand!). Use these approximate weights to create your perfect workout:
1 bomber beer bottle = 2 lbs
6-pack of beer (cans) = 5 lbs
6-pack of beer (bottles) = 8 lbs
12-pack of beer = 10 lbs
18-pack of beer = 15 lbs
1 handle of hard liquor = 6 lbs
1 bottle of wine = 3 lbs
Perform three sets of each:
10 Squat Cleans (with case of beer)
10 Kettlebell Swings (with handles of liquor or wine bottles)
10 Front Squats (with handles of liquor)
10 Lunges (with beer or boxed wine)
10 Situps (with handles of liquor or wine bottles)
10 Pushups (with boxed wine)
How are you achieving your fitness resolutions? Let us know by tweeting @Reebok!