Try These Modifications When You're Tired AF In Your Workout Class

When you get to the end of that HIIT or bootcamp class and just can't do one more burpee or box jump, try these instructor-approved swaps

You know those really intense bootcamp-style classes that have your muscles feeling like they might actually just give out by the end? Fhitting Room is one of those killer high-intensity workouts, so we tapped certified personal trainer and Fhitting Room instructor Amanda Butler for some tips on how to survive a class like hers without giving up in the last circuit. Instead of collapsing in a heap on the floor (or doing one of those terrible fake burpees and hoping no one notices), try these slightly less muscle-quivering modifications to keep you in proper form-and in your instructor's good graces.

The Move: Burpee

A Place hands on the floor, kick feet back to plank, and drop whole body down to the floor. B Press whole body up and snap feet forward (outside hands) and jump up.

The Modification: Squat Thrust

A Place hands on the floor, kick feet back to plank (make sure to keep a strong core, no sagging in the hips).

B Hop feet forward and jump up.

The Move: Split Jump

A Stand with feet hip-width apart. Jump up and land with one foot forward and the other back in a lunge position.

B Jump up and switch legs in mid-air and land with the opposite foot forward.

The Modification: Lunge

A Start standing with feet hip-width apart. Step back with one foot and lower into a lunge position

B Push back up to standing. Repeat on the opposite side, and keep alternating.

The Move: Renegade Row

A Begin in a high plank position with hands on dumbbells, feet in a wide stance. Squeeze quads, glutes, and abs.

B Row one arm up to rib cage (squeezing behind shoulder blade). Return to floor and row on the other side. Keep alternating.

The Modification: Single Arm Bent Over Row

A Holding a dumbbell in right hand, step forward with left foot into a lunge position (keeping the back leg straight) and rest left forearm on left thigh.

B Keeping shoulders square to the front, lower right arm down and row right arm up. Repeat reps on this side, then switch to the left side.

The Move: Jump Squat

A Standing with feet hip-width apart, lower down into a squat.

B Jump up as high as you can. Be sure to land in a squat position to protect the knees.

The Modification: Air Squat

A Standing with feet hip-width apart, lower hips down into a squat position.

B Stand up. Repeat.

The Move: Box Jump

A Stand about an arm's distance away from the box. Lower down into a squat.

B Jump up using arms for momentum and land softly and quietly on top of the box. Stand up, and then step down.

The Modification: Step Up

A Step up with your right foot, then left.

B Step down with right foot, then left. Repeat with left foot stepping up first.

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