Home Exercises That Keep You In Shape
Some days, it is really difficult to go outside, especially when you have a tight schedule or stuck inside your house. If you work out daily, this would be a big problem as the workout is now part of your lifestyle.
In such a scenario, you can try to work out from home. This would continue your habit and keep you in shape as well.
Here are a few home exercises which you can try:
1. Jump Rope :
Or many might call it skipping. People use jump rope to warm before a workout. It helps starts the blood circulation in your body, and it a good exercise for cardio.
On top of that, you can do it inside your house with no issues. At the same time, it also brings back memories from the past, which is never bad.
2. Stair Stepping :
This is a low-impact activity that works your hamstring, calves, glutes, hips, and quads. This, in turn, improves your leg and buttock muscles strength.
You need to maintain a stable body during the climbing motion to develop your core. Just three sets of 20 steps would be enough for your leg day.
The rest of the day, this can act as your warm-up exercise.
3. Plank :
If you short on time and want to work your core muscles. Then plank is the exercise for you. Start by getting into a push-up position.
Now, instead of bending your arms and moving down, you have to hold to your current position with your arms extended. Start off with holding the position for 30 seconds, and then later increase your time.
4. Lunges :
The idea behind a workout is to have a well-rounded exercise routine. Lunges is perfect in that regard as it promotes functional movement and also increases your legs strength.
Start by standing with your feet and knees apart. Then slowly take a step forward and bend your knee. Then, push up your right leg to starting position. Do this exercise with both legs in front.
5. Push-ups :
Now, we know that everyone is already familiar with this exercise. However, there are a lot of variants in push-ups from Side-to-Side Push-Ups to Diamond push-ups, etc.
Each variant works a specific body part, so a lot of bases are covered. You can even exercise this twice a day or multiple sets of 20 to 50.
6. Dumbbell Press :
If you have a dumbbell, you can work out your entire body. You can do standing overhead dumbbell presses, dumbbell rows, Single-leg deadlifts, and much more.
However, many people won’t have weights in their house. In such a case, you can always use bricks or anything heavy pair in round or rectangle shape.
7. Burpees :
This is a super-effective body exercise that works on multiple muscles at the same time. You can increase your cardiovascular endurance and muscle strength.
Start by standing upright with your feet apart and arms down. Then squat down, and when your hands reach the ground, pop your legs into a push-up position.
After a push-up, jump up with palms hinging at your waist. Then land to your starting position.
This is a very easy exercise to effectively work out your abdominal muscles. You need to lie down with your knees bend, feet flat, and hand behind your head. Then slowly roll up to your knees.
Don’t put any pressure on your neck using your hands. If you suffer from lower back problems, try crunch as it only requires your upper body.
9. Glute Bridge :
This is a very underrated exercise that effectively works your entire posterior chain.
Start off by lying down on your back with knees bend and feet flat on the ground. Then slowly lift your booty up in the air and then bring it down.
There are quite a few more exercises which you can try at home. For a change, you can also start to dance daily as it will work a lot of your body and keep them in shape while being entertained.
But remember the two rules of workout, i.e., regular exercise and a strict diet. You need to follow both to be in shape.