The gym is not for everyone and often with busy schedules and the demands of work many of us find it hard to go to the gym regularly so learning a few effective exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home is a good way to make sure you get your exercise in.
Whether it’s your office cubicle, hotel room, or tiny apartment, trying to squeeze exercise into these spaces can often be a bit of a challenge — especially when it comes to a kind of workout that will actually show results. If you find the right workout and easily do it at home you are much more likely to exercise regularly and develop a routine.
Here are 4 EXERCISES which give you a full body workout that you’ll easily be able to do from the comfort of your home even if you are a bit tight on space.
PLANK HEEL TOUCH
WORKS: ABS, LOWER BACK, CHEST SHOULDERS, AND TRICEPS
Get in plank position with feet shoulder-width apart. Bring right heel toward your butt as you reach back and touch it with left hand. Return to starting position and repeat with opposite arm and leg. Continue, alternating sides.
DROP SQUAT PUNCH
WORKS: LEGS, BUTT, SHOULDERS, ARMS, AND BACK
Stand with feet together, elbows bent, and hands in fists under chin. Jump feet out wide and squat as you punch forward with right hand. Jump back to starting position and repeat, punching with left hand. Continue, alternating sides.
WORKS LEGS AND BUTT
Lunge forward with left leg, elbows bent and hands in fists, right hand in front of chest and left hand at hip [A].
Jump [B] as you switch legs and arms, landing in a lunge with right foot in front. Continue, switching legs every jump.
WORKS: LEGS AND BUTT
Stand with feet together and arms at sides, hands in fists. Jump to the left as you extend left arm behind you and bring right fist toward chin, landing on left foot with right leg raised behind you. Immediately squat, then repeat in opposite direction. Continue, alternating sides.