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The Fourth of July Cooler Workout That Will Wow *Everyone* at Your BBQ

Whether you're BBQ-ing on the beach, by the pool, at a park, or in your backyard, there's one thing that's almost always included in your Fourth of July celebration: a cooler. And while you're totally entitled to take it ~easy~ on a holiday and skip your usual workout, this cooler workout from trainer Kaisa Keranen (@kaisafit) makes such an epic party trick, you might be inclined to reconsider. (No cooler? Don't worry! Kaisa has Tabata workouts that use a kitchen pot, toilet paper, a suitcase, and a chair.)

Serve up all the beers and wine coolers, dump out the ice, and grab an empty cooler to get started. Forget fireworks—your moves with this cooler are about to be the entertainment for the night.

How it works: While these moves are probably more fun to mess around with than take super seriously as a true workout, you can totally string these together in true Tabata workout style by doing each move for 20 seconds, then resting for 10 seconds.

Cooler Jump Burpees

A. Stand to the right of the long side of a cooler.
B. Jump laterally over the cooler, landing on the left side. Immediately drop down to a plank position and lower chest to the floor in a burpee.
C. Press chest away from the floor, hop feet to hands, and jump laterally to the right, doing another burpee. Continue alternating.

Overhead 180 Jump Squats

A. Holding the handles on either side of a cooler, rack the cooler upside down at chest level. Press cooler overhead to start.
B. Lower into a squat, keeping chest up and sinking hips back.
C. Stand and jump, turning 180 degrees to face the opposite direction, immediately lowering into another squat.
D. Stand and jump, turning the other way to return to starting position. Continue alternating.

Lateral Cooler Hurdle Jumps

A. Stand to the right of the long side of a cooler.
B. Hop laterally over the cooler, landing on the left foot then the right foot.
C. Shift weight back to the left foot to hop laterally over the cooler to the right, landing on the right foot and repeating on the opposite side. Continue alternating.

Cooler Push-Up Jacks

A. Start in a high plank position with feet together on top of the cooler.
B. Lower into a push-up.
C. Press chest away from the floor while hopping feet out to the ground on the sides of the cooler.
D. Immediately jump feet back together on top of the cooler, while lowering into another push-up. Continue alternating.

Overhead Cooler Lunge Switches

A. Holding the handles on either side of a cooler, rack the cooler upside down at chest level. Press cooler overhead to start.
B. Step back with the left leg, lowering into a lunge until front thigh is parallel to the ground.
C. Jump and switch, landing in a lunge with the right leg forward. Continue jumping and switching from side to side with the cooler overhead. Be sure to keep core tight throughout movement.

Cooler Plyo Push-Ups

A. Start in a high plank position with feet slightly wider than hip-width apart and hands on top of the cooler.
B. Lower into a push-up, then explosively press chest away from the cooler to lift hands and clap.
C. Land with hands back on the cooler, immediately lowering into another push-up.

Lateral Cooler Taps

A. Stand to the right of the long side of the cooler with the left foot flat on the middle of the cooler top.
B. Press into left foot to hop laterally to the left, placing right foot where left foot was on top of the cooler, and tapping left foot to the ground to the left of the cooler.
C. Press into the right foot to repeat the movement going to the right. Continue alternating.

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