The Squeeze It In Grocery Store WorkoutSqueezeItIn.com Girls
Here’s a workout that will put a little shape up in your holiday shopping! Get the most out of your trip to the market with our grocery store workout:The Grocery Store Workout
Kick off your grocery store workout by parking in the spot farthest away from the store’s entrance.
Walk briskly from your car to the grocery store to get your heart pumping.
While pushing your cart, take a slighter longer step than usual and squeeze the glutes before taking the next step. Alternate legs and keep a regular walking pace. Remember to focus on squeezing that glute muscle before switching legs. Continue to walk this way throughout your shopping trip. (Click on image to watch a video demonstration of this move.)
While pushing your cart, keep abs engaged and hold a gallon of milk, juice, or detergent down at your side. Slowly raise the gallon up and bring it toward your shoulder. Slowly lower it back to starting position. Continue this exercise for at least 2 sets of 12 on each arm.
Change your arm position to turn this into a tricep press: Clutching the gallon, keep hand by your side and bend your elbow. Keeping elbow bent extend the gallon straight back. Return to starting position. Keep this movement slow and controlled, focusing on using the tricep muscle to bring the gallon back and forth, not the momentum of the weight. Continue this exercise for 2 sets of 12 on each arm. (Click on image to watch a video demonstration of this move.)
Do this exercise whenever you stop to compare prices or read labels. Stand perpendicular to your cart facing the shelves with feet hip width apart and knees slightly bent. Engage your abs and push the cart away from you. Pull the cart back toward you using your arm and your oblique muscles (the abdominal muscles that run along the front and sides of your body). Your feet should not move. Do at least 12 on each side. (Click on image to watch a video demonstration of this move.)
While standing in line at the deli counter lift one leg off the ground with toes pointed up and heel down. Slowly move your foot in clockwise circles. Keep this movement slow and controlled, focusing on using your inner thigh to bring the leg around. After 30 seconds, reverse direction and make counterclockwise circles, focusing on using your outer thigh muscle to move the leg around. (Click on image to watch a video demonstration of this move.)
Variation: To make this exercise more challenging let go of the cart. Make sure to engage your abs to maintain your balance.
Finish with this stretch. Keeping both hands on your cart rest the foot of one leg above the knee of the opposite leg. Bend the standing leg and sit down into the stretch. Hold for at least a 3-count of “Squeeze-It-In” and switch legs.
Variation: Engage your abs and let go of the cart and this stretch becomes a one legged-squat. Hold each squat for a 3-count of “Squeeze-It-In.” Complete one set of 12 on each leg. (Click on image to watch a video demonstration of this move.)
Finish your mini workout by walking briskly while pushing your cart back to your car to unload the groceries.
(Click on image to see more examples of do-anywhere cardio.)
All of these moves are featured on our 100% recyclable Grocery Girls Tote. We’ve even tucked a full color, perforated exercise description card inside!