Sometimes you just can’t get to the gym, whether you finished work late, it is pouring outside or you just don’t have the time to fit it into your day. You don’t have to worry, though as there are tons of exercises you can do at home and still get a great workout in.
You don’t need any equipment and you can simply put on your favorite tunes and wear your ugliest gym clothes in the comfort of your own home. Here are 5 great exercises for you to do at home and feel great after.
Stand straight with your legs a little wider than hip-width apart. You want to make sure your knees are in line with your toes when you go down. Squat down and then straighten to start position, squeezing your glutes at the top. Do 3 sets for 15 reps.
Stand with your feet together and then take one leg back behind you. Bend the back leg and go up and down on that leg holding the core and squeezing the glutes on each rep. Do 3 sets for 12 reps on each leg.
This exercise works on all of your body but mostly your core. Go down on to your elbows, on a comfortable surface, straighten your legs and flex the feet. Engage your abs and glutes and keep the back straight. Keep the plank for 30 seconds-1 minute.
This exercise can be done on your knees if you find it too difficult to do with straight legs. Make sure the core is engaged at all times and the hands are slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Start in a straight arm plank then bend the elbows back, not out, and go down with the chest to the floor. Push up through the arms and chest to start position. Do 3 sets for 10-12 reps.
Lie flat on your back with your knees bent and the feet flat on the floor. Squeeze your glutes and bring the hips up and down in a controlled manner. Do 3 sets for 15 reps.