Simple Workouts That You Can Follow At Home

There’s a lot one can do at home that requires no equipment, only motivation. The outbreak of coronavirus has led to the world staying home, avoiding crowds and practicing social-distancing. In addition to events, sports, movie releases being canceled or postponed, gym and health clubs have also decided to remain closed till it’s safer. While this may impact your gym routine, it doesn’t necessarily have to affect your fitness levels.

  • Sit-Ups:Basic, but effective. Aim for 20 to start, and work your way up to 50 once you’re a pro. 
  • Crunches:These bite-size versions of the whole enchilada isolate smaller, deeper abdominal muscles in their motion. Shoot for three sets of 20.
  • Bicycles:Lie on your back feet in the air, knees bent. Place your hands behind your head. Begin pumping your legs in the classic bicycle motion, vigorously, for one minute.
  • Jumping Jacks:Time to get your heart rate up. Making sure to raise your hands over your head each time, and keep the cardio going for at least one minute.
  • Lunges:This is the best quad toner in town. Start standing with your feet parallel. Take a big step forward with your right leg, landing with your knee bent and over your toes. Allow your back knee to drop down toward the floor while swinging your left arm forward for balance. Push off your right front foot to return to standing. Do two sets of 10 on each side.
  • Squats:Back straight, feet slightly turned out. Drop your seat to knee height. Do two sets of 10. 
  • Squat Jumps:Bend your knees as if you are going into the squat position, tucking your arms like a downhill skier. Spring off the floor and straighten your legs in the air, before landing in a squat once again. Advanced version: When you push off the floor into a jump, add a half-twist so you land facing the opposite direction. Do two sets of 10.
  • Push-Ups:Drop and give us 20. Let your child sit on your butt for extra weight resistance.
  • Bridges:Lie on your back, knees bent, feet close to your butt. Push through your heels as you raise your hips to create a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Repeat 10 times.
  • Planks:Hands down the best overall bodyweight toning move you can do. Rest on your elbows and toes, keeping your back and legs straight. Hold for one minute.