You don’t have to pay for a monthly gym membership to get a good workout in. You can utilize your body weight to do exercises at home that will improve your strength, endurance, and fitness levels. You don’t need brand new equipment or fancy dumbbells to make considerable changes in your physical appearance and overall health. Your home can be a great place to work out, especially if you set aside an area for yourself to exercise. All you need is a yoga mat to get yourself started with these excellent at-home exercises below!
Lunges are excellent for your lower body. Start by standing with your feet shoulder width apart. Step and extend your right foot forward as your left remains stationary. Bend your knees but make you’re your lead knee does not go past your toes; it could be harmful. Repeat with the opposite leg.
Push-ups are great for your overall body strength. Be sure to hold your core tight as you do each push up. It’s a classic and effective exercise.
Start with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Your toes should be pointing forward. Lower your glutes as you keep your core strong and shoulders back. Squeeze your glues at the bottom and slowly bring yourself back up.
Start by standing up, jump down into plank position. Hop both of your feet up by your arms and slowly rise up and jump up. Repeat the sequence of movements.
5. Plank Jacks
Start by getting into a plank position. Your arms can be upright, or you can lay on your forearms. Jump both feet outwards so they are wider than their initial plank position. Jump both feet back into plank position and repeat this quickly.
6. Glute Bridge
Start by lying on your back with your knees up and heels on the ground. Slowly lift your glutes off the ground and squeeze your glutes at the top. Slowly bring yourself back down. Your upper back and shoulder area should not leave the ground.
7. Jump Rope
Jump roping is an excellent form of cardio. It helps get your heart rate up and warm up your entire body. It’s great for burning fat and improving your endurance. Start by jump roping just a minute for 3 intervals and then work your way up to two, and onward!