Updated: August 29, 2021
Home exercises to feel good!
Can’t find time for the gym? A good workout doesn’t have to be far away! Here are some easy exercises you can do right at home!
- Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms by your side
- Take a step forward with your right leg and bend your right knee, stopping when your thigh is parallel to the ground. Ensure your right knee doesn’t extend past your right foot.
- Push up off your right foot and return to the starting position. Repeat with your left leg. This is one rep.
- Complete 3 sets of 10 reps each.
- Start in a plank position. Your core should be tight, shoulders pulled down and back, with your neck neutral.
- Bend your elbows and begin to lower your body down to the floor. When your chest grazes it, extend your elbows and return to the start. Focus on keeping your elbows close to your body during the movement.
- Complete 3 sets of as many reps as you can.
- Start by standing upright with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms down at your sides.
- With your hands out in front of you, start to squat down. When your hands reach the ground, pop your legs straight back into a pushup position.
- Jump your feet up to your palms by hinging at the waist. Get your feet as close to your hands as you can get, landing them outside your hands if necessary.
- Stand up straight, bringing your arms above your head and jump.
- This is one rep. Complete 3 sets of 10 reps.
- Start by lying on the floor with your knees bent, feet flat on the ground, and arms straight at your sides with your palms facing down.
- Pushing through your heels, raise your hips off the ground by squeezing your core, glutes, and hamstrings. Your upper back and shoulders should still be in contact with the ground, and your core down to your knees should form a straight line.
- Pause 1-2 seconds at the top and slowly return back down.
- Complete 3 sets of 10 reps.
- Assume a plank position on your forearms. Your body should form a straight line from head to feet.
- Ensure your lower back and hips do not dag. Hold the position for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Want to make it harder?
- Adding a leg lift to a regular plank makes you unstable, requiring your core to work in overdrive and your three limbs to support more weight.
- Lift one leg up, hold for 5 seconds, and return it to the ground. Repeat with the other leg.
Want to increase the intensity and really feel the burn? Add 5 more reps or an extra set to your workout or If you have weights around the house, add them to the exercise!
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