Just because summertime is over for now, doesn’t mean you can’t still take care of yourself physically. We all know that when we look good we feel good. So, if you want to achieve that feeling at home with little to no gym equipment, look no further.
In many scenarios, going to the gym seems to be a farfetched idea and you cannot motivate yourself or commit to it. Nevertheless, every problem has a solution if you have a strong will.
We have compiled some simple workouts for you so that you can keep your weight in check while building strength at the comfort of your home. These effective exercises are not only easy but, will show good results if you have a consistent approach and commitment to maintaining a healthy diet.
As it is mandatory for any workout, start with a warm-up. Try stretching, rope-skipping, knee raises, jumping jacks, etcetera for five to ten minutes. A warm-up should exercise your major muscle groups.
It’s the easiest way to build your stamina and cardio. When walking, you shouldn’t exert yourself too much. If you’re a beginner, start with a 5 to 10-minute walk and every time add a few minutes till it gets to 30 minutes at- least. The WHO suggests that an average person should walk 8000 steps every day to stay fit. You do not need a park to walk as you can easily warm-up on your treadmill or go around your house for a quick walking session.
If you have stairs in your house, incorporate them into your workout routine. This exercise works your leg muscles and boosts your cardio effectively. Start with a few minutes and then add to it.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your hands on your hip bone and tighten your core. Extend your left leg, placing your left foot to the side while leaving your right foot in place. Return to the original position and repeat the same with the right leg. If you own a resistance band, just simply add it to this exercise to step it up a notch.
Stand tall with your back straight, feet at least hip-width apart and toes pointing ahead. Bend at your hips and plant your booty into an invisible chair behind you. Make sure your knees are behind your toes and your core is engaged.
Place your elbows under your shoulders on the ground. Prop yourself upon them with your body straight and head looking ahead. Make sure your back isn’t sagging. Stay in this position for 20 to 30 seconds before releasing it.
Lie down on the floor with legs bent and feet firmly on the ground. Rest your hands on opposite shoulders or behind your neck and lift your upper body off the floor.
Make sure your abdominal muscles are tight.
Stand with your legs apart and hands raised beside your head. Raising your leg, bring your opposite elbow forward and touch your knee.
Get down on the ground on all fours. Place your hands firmly on the ground shoulder-width apart and feet touching or apart. Lower down your body without touching your torso to the ground and your elbows at 90 degrees.
Stand with your upper body straight and chin up, facing forward. Your shoulders should be back and relaxed with your core engaged and belly button pulled towards the spine. Put one leg forward and lower your hips, bending both knees at 90 degrees.