Making time to get a good workout in can be difficult when life gets busy, and sometimes we find ourselves struggling to get to the gym. Here are 7 simple and effective exercises to do at home!
You can do hands and feet or hands and knees, release your body down slowly and keep your body straight without raising your back side in the air. Keep your chin up and go all the way down then all the way up getting your chest to the ground. Repeat 3 sets of 10.
2. Jump Squats
Like you’re sitting in a chair, make sure your knees do not go you’re your feet. Sit your back side as low as you are comfortable with, and as you are coming back up push off your feet and jump into the air. Land back in the sitting position and slowly go down again. These will begin to work your glutes and thighs. Repeat 3 sets of 10.
3. Standing Calf Raises
While standing up straight, hold onto something to balance yourself and quickly raise up your heels. Bounce up and down on your toes in small motions without your heels touching the ground. You should start to feel a burning sensation in your calf’s. Do this in 3 sets of 30.
4. Forward Lunges
Stand straight up and hold your hands on your hips (or add small weights in your hands) and start by reaching one foot out to bend at a 90-degree angle like you are taking a giant step. Bend down while your other leg is bent behind you. Make sure your knee does not exceed your foot. Bring your foot back to stand back up and switch legs. These will work your glute and legs. Repeat in 3 sets doing 10 lunges on each leg.
Lay down and bend your knees slightly. Bring your hands to the back of your head for support, and slowly incline your body to reach the sitting position. This will work your abdominal muscles. Repeat 3 sets of 15.
6. Mountain Climbers
Get into the push-up position and raise your-self a tad higher. Raise up on your toes and begin bringing your right foot towards your stomach in the air. Do this with your left one after you bring your right foot back to the ground. Move your legs quickly to raise your heart rate. Do 3 sets of 20.
Sit down and lean back into a sit up position. Lift your legs about 6 inches and keep them raised while you twist your upper body to the left and right. Take both hands and touch the left side of the ground then to the right quickly. Add a weight ball to increase the intensity. Repeat this in 3 sets of 25.
With these 7 simple at home exercises you will have your fit body in no time!