Staying in shape without going to the gym can be daunting, but it is possible! Here are some home workout tips to help with your cardio and strength-training no matter where you are quarantining from!
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As we all know, some time and effort should be given to exercising to achieve a fit and healthy body. But most of us are too busy to hit the gym, and these days more and more people are working from home. But even in the comfort of your home, it is possible to achieve a fit and healthy body. Read on to how to workout for specific parts of your body!
A proper total body warm-up is essential to prevent injuries during the workout.
Warm up for a period of 5-10 minutes by jogging, doing jumping jacks, or with full-body dynamic stretches.
A total body warm-up can increase your body elasticity by 20% and get your synovial fluid going in the joints.
A good indication to know when you’re adequately warmed up and ready for exercising is when you notice sweat/moisture appearing on your forehead, back of hands, or under the nose.
One Leg Up Plank
This exercise activates the muscles in the shoulders, hips, and abdominal region.
Start with the regular plank position where your fingertips are on the floor, your back, your shoulders are straight. Breathe in and lift one leg while keeping it straight. Make sure you’re not forcing your back too much while practicing this exercise. Tighten your abs and breathe out while putting your leg back down.
Repeat 10 times for both legs.
This exercise activates all the muscle groups in the body.
You can start by standing up and go down with a squat. Then put your hands on the floor in front of you and jump back with your legs to go into the plank position. Then jump to pull your legs towards your hands. Raise your hands and go back to the beginning position with a jump.
Repeat 10 times.
This exercise activates the muscles in the abdominal region, shoulders, and inner thighs.
Start with the plank position while standing on your lower arm. Make sure your elbow is parallel to your shoulders, and your back is straight.
Put one leg on the other one and raise one leg. You can raise your hips a bit to avoid touching the floor.
Repeat 5 times on both sides.
This exercise activates the muscles in the hips and legs.
Start the exercise by slightly bending your knees. Make sure your chest and your back are in a straight position.
Jump with both legs on your side, bending your knees to a half squat position. After jumping, make sure your heels, not tiptoes support your weight.
Repeat the same exercise 10 times on both sides.
This exercise activates the muscles in the hips area.
Start the exercise by standing up straight. Put your hands on your waist. Stretch your right leg backward, stretch enough to have your fingertips touching the floor. Make Sure your left foot is stable and bend your left knee 90 degrees. Raise your body up and then go back to your original position.
Repeat this exercise 10 times for both sides.
With the workout tips given in this article, we hope all our readers who are stuck at home these days will get their much needed physical activity. Staying healthy is essential, especially these days.
Tell us your workout routine! What do you do to stay in shape?