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5 Simple Exercises You Can Do At Home


Check out these at-home cardio moves which are great to do on your own time and provide an effective total body workout. All you would need is just you, your floor, and probably a yoga mat. You can also do these moves pretty much anywhere: at home, outside, and even at the gym as it requires no equipment!


 

PLANK

A core strength exercise for the abdominal muscles and builds stability in your entire body


BENEFITS

  • Improves body flexibility

  • Strengthens your core

  • Reduces backache




INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place your forearms on the ground. Straighten your legs behind you.

  2. Elevate your hips slightly and contract your abdominals.

  3. Hold this position. Do not let your hip drop, and keep your head in line with your spine.

 

PUSH-UPS

This workout helps to improve your upper body strength and works to modify MASSIVE gains in your triceps, biceps, shoulders, and upper back muscles.


BENEFITS

  • Improves posture

  • Improved upper-body strength

  • Strengthen your joints and bones


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Get down on all fours, placing your hands slightly wider than your shoulders.

  2. Straighten your arms and legs.

  3. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor.

  4. Pause, then push yourself back up.

  5. Repeat.


 

CRUNCH


An abdominal exercise to help tone the muscles and strengthen your core.


BENEFITS

  • Burns calories

  • Improves posture

  • Reduce lower back pain



INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Lie on your back with knees slightly bent and hands beside your ears.

  2. Curl yourself up and forward. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor.

  3. Pause at the top then slowly lower yourself.

 

SQUAT

The greatest advantage of doing this workout is that it strengthens your lower body and core muscles!


BENEFITS

  • Improves Mobility and Posture

  • Helps with Abdominal Muscle

  • Helps Burn Calories


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stand tall with a flat back with hands clasped or arms straight in front of you.

  2. Drive your hips back (like you are sitting back) and bend slightly at the knees.

  3. Lower down until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Pause.

  4. Return to the starting position.

 

LUNGE

Looking for a workout that helps build on those flexor muscles and better spinal health.


BENEFITS

  • Helps with Stabilization

  • Improves Spinal Health

  • Increased Body Coordination



INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stand tall with a tight core and flat back.

  2. Step forward with your right foot.

  3. Bend your knees and lower your hips. Pause once your right thigh is parallel to the ground. Press through your right heel to return to the starting position.

  4. Repeat on the other side.


 

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