Exercise at Home

No matter what your schedule is like you should be exercising. Personally I don’t have a gym membership but I do make sure I get enough cardio and strength training in during my week – and sometimes I don’t even use weights! You can absolutely tone and strengthen your muscles at home by setting aside a half an hour or so of your day to exercise at home. Here are some of my favorite easy exercises.

 

Exercise at Home

Planking
For your abs, lower back, shoulders, glutes
 

  1. Kneel on the floor.
  2. Bend your elbows and place forearms on ground, clasping your hands and forming a small triangle with hands and elbows.
  3. Straighten your legs and balance on forearms and toes about six to eight inches apart.
  4. Once you’re balanced, make sure your butt is level with the rest of body, forming a straight line from the top of your head to heels.
  5. Hold this pose for 30 seconds, keep your knees on the ground and shift forward so you then blanche the weight above your knees.

 

Crisscross
For your abs, obliques, quads

  1. On your back, clasp your hands behind your head and slightly lift the tops of your shoulder blades off floor.
  2. Straighten and lift your left leg a foot off the floor as you twist at waist, bringing right knee slowly in toward left shoulder.
  3. Hold this pose for five seconds then twist to the other side for one rep.

 

Vertical Chop
For your waist, obliques, lower back, glutes, legs

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
  2. Extend left arm overhead, right hand resting on hip.
  3. Bring right knee up and pull left arm down in a controlled chopping motion, aiming for the outside of the knee with your elbow, for five seconds.
  4. Return to start for ten seconds.

 

 

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