In need of some home-workout inspiration? We got you! If you're finding it tough to get motivated without access to the gym or simply want the lowdown on some super easy yet effective exercises you can try out in the comfort of your own home, then you've come to the right place!
This simple exercise targets the triceps, deltoids, the chest and the upper back, so if it’s an upper body burn you’re after, this one’s a winner. All you really need is the side of a bed, sofa or a stable chair, all of which you'll find at home. Simply stand in front of the chair, facing away from the seat. Sit down and place your hands behind your hips, lifting your bum off the seat and walking your feet forwards. Then, slowly lower your body downwards, supporting your weight with your arms. Then, lift your body slowly upwards, still supporting yourself with your arms. Repeat this motion for 10-12 reps, rest and go again!
Want to put your glutes through their paces but short on time and equipment? Well, a simple wall squat will test your endurance, as well as working out your butt. Stand with your back against a wall and place your feet out in front of you - about two feet should do. Bend your knees and slide down the wall until your knees are at a 90° angle. Now, for the burn. Hold this position for one minute and repeat. Not only does the wall squat help shape and tone your derriere but it also strengthens your quads and enhances thigh and hip flexibility.
Incline push ups
You’ll need a stable chair or bed for this one. You may think “why can’t I just do regular push-ups on the floor”? Yep, these are still a great, easy option for strengthening the chest, but incline push ups also help work the lower chest and back and are an easier option for those who can’t perform regular push ups. They also help strengthen the core, so they’re a real all-rounder for those trying to get their full body working with minimal effort! Stand facing the chair or bed and place your hands on the edge, slightly wider than shoulder width. Take your feet right back so your body is straight and then lower your chest to the chair or bed and lift upwards with your arms. Repeat for 10-12 reps.
Single leg chair squat
Another one for the glutes, and also great for your quad strength too! The single leg chair squat tests your balance, while also strengthening your legs. Sit on the chair, with one foot flat on the ground and the other leg raised. Slowly stand up straight, keeping your raised leg off the ground, then lower yourself to sit on the chair once again. Repeat this 10-12 times and then switch legs.
So, if you're self-isolating, working from home or can't get to the gym, there's no excuses not to keep on top of your fitness regime! These exercises are simple yet effective and can be performed pretty much anywhere!
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