Getting in a workout doesn't mean that you have to go out or invest in expensive workout equipment! There are plenty of exercises that you can do that require no equipment. Whether you're stuck at home, on vacation, or simply can't be bothered to commute to the gym, these exercises will do the trick!
No matter where you're working out, it's important to get dressed in appropriate clothing in order to stay comfortable. Pick out your favorite athletic wear outfit and throw on a pair of sneakers!
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Make sure you are in an open area to allow movement. This can mean moving any furniture or items out of the way when necessary.
Grab a Water Bottle
Staying hydrated during a workout is so important! Make sure you have a filled water bottle close by.
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Remember that you can choose to do as many sets and reps of these exercises as you would like. Start small and build up as you get stronger!
Don't forget to start out any workout with some simple stretches. Stretching your body before exercise will help you to warm up your muscles and prevent injury. Don't skip this step!
Some important areas to focus on:
Go For a Jog
Going for a short jog at the beginning of your workout is a great way to warm up as well as getting some cardio in! Go for a quick run around your neighborhood, on the beach, or even up and down your own stairs. Where there's a will there's a way, and your body will thank you!
This task doesn't have to be long, simply jog for 5-10 minutes! If you love running, go ahead and do 30 minutes! Just make sure you're not too tired to complete the rest of the workout.
Push-ups are the perfect exercise for building strength in the core and arms! Here's how to make sure you're doing them correctly:
Place both hands on the ground a little wider than shoulder width apart. Place your feet together and rest on the balls of your feet.
While maintaining a straight back, bend your elbows towards the ground until your arms form two 90-degree angles.
Push back and extend your elbows to lift your body back into the starting position. Repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.
Wall sits will help to build leg strength, especially in the quads. Here's how to make sure you're doing them correctly:
Start with your back against a wall and with your feet shoulder width apart.
Slide your back down the wall until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Adjust your feel so your knees are directly above your ankles.
Hold the position for 20 to 60 seconds. Slide back up the wall and rest before repeating.
The lunge is a resistance exercise that strengthens the lower body. Here's how to make sure you're doing it correctly:
Start by standing up straight
Step forward with one foot until your leg reaches a 90-degree angle. Your back knee should remain parallel to the ground and your front knee shouldn't go past your toes.
Lift your lunging leg to return to the starting position. Switch off between legs until you've completed the desired amount of repetitions.
Plank & Side Plank
Planks can help you to build up your core strength. This exercise can be challenging, so you might want to start on your knees and progress to your toes as you get stronger. Here's how to make sure you're doing it correctly:
Start by placing your forearms on the ground directly below your shoulders.
Extend both legs behind you and lift your hips off the mat, resting on the balls of your feet. Try to keep your back straight.
Hold this position for 20 to 60 seconds.
Start by lying lengthways. Place your forearm on the floor, with your elbow directly below your shoulder.
Extrend both legs and gently raise your hips off the mat.
It's important to stretch and cool down at the end of a workout. This again, prevents injury, and allows your heart rate to slowly come down.
Don't forget to drink lots of water! Staying hydrated is one of the most important things.
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