Finding the right time to work is hard. Coming up with a fitness routine at home when you’re in a hurry can be even more challenging. Sometimes you want to work out, but you really don’t feel like going to the gym. If you’re someone with these issues then this post is for you. You don’t need a gym membership to keep fit. You don’t even need equipment. Whether you’re trying to improve your balance, lose weight increase your strength or just keep fit, there are lots of exercises that you can do at home that can be just as effective as going to the gym. So put on your workout wear, pull your hair in a ponytail and try these simple exercises at home
1. Hip Raise:
This will tighten your core.
– Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
– Place your arms out to your sides, till they’re the same level as your shoulders, your palms facing up.
– Keeping your core tight, squeeze your butt cheeks and raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees.
– Pause for five seconds—squeezing your butt tightly the entire time—then lower body back to the starting position
-Do 10 repetitions on each side.
2. Carving Curl:
Boost your butt while you catch up on your fav Tv show.
– Lie facedown on floor with head on folded arms, squeezing a 1-pound dumbbell or rolled-up towel behind bent left knee, foot flexed. Tuck pelvis to flatten out low back.
– Lift bent left leg a few inches off floor; lower. Do 20 reps.
– Switch sides, repeat.
3. Bench Dip:
Use a firm furniture like a stool or chair. The bench Dip fires up your biceps and tightens your arms from all angles.
– Sit on front edge of a sturdy bench or chair, palms on either side of hips. Straighten arms and shift hips forward just in front of seat.
– Bend knees so that they’re aligned over ankles.
– Bend elbows 90 degrees behind you, lowering hips toward floor. Straighten arms; repeat.
– Do 10 to 15 reps. (Switch legs for next set.)
4. Squat Side Kick:
This exercise activates your muscles throughout your body, tones your legs and glutes and improves balance.
– Spread your feet apart, hip-wide. Lower into a half-squat, keeping your knees over toes.
– Raise right knee to hip level, then extend right leg to the side, straightening left leg as you push out through your right heel.
5. Lunge Step-up:
This will help tone your legs and thighs. You an use a chair/stool or your staircase for this exercise.
– Start with one leg on the step, bend your opposite leg, so your knee is almost touching the ground.
– Step up, bringing the lower leg to about hip-width.
– Perform three sets of 10 repitions per side.
– Lie on the ground with your legs raised in the air at a 90-degree angle. – Raise your hands above your head and reach up to try to touch your toes.
– Perform three sets of 20 repetitions.