While to some, working out can be tough, this doesn’t have to be the case. You don’t have to enroll in a gym to work out and spend money on gym membership fees. There are different exercises that can be done at home to attain a healthy and fit body. Some exercises are specific to certain body parts such as if you want to lose belly fat while others work on the entire body.
In general, most exercises will help you cut down calories enabling you to shed off some pounds. Here are six exercises that you can do from home.
Pushups can be done in different repetitions from your home. When starting out you can start with a few pushups and with time increase the number of pushups. Depending on how strong your arms are, you can start with ten pushups and combine them with other exercises.
Rollover is an exercise that strengthens the thigh muscles as well as legs. To do an effective rollover workout, bend your knees together while sitting on the ground with your feet on the floor. You can then roll onto your back and then vice versa as you bring your knees back to the same position you started with.
Squat jumps or air squats are normally used to lose belly fat, which is the hardest to get rid of. When doing squats, stand with your feet apart, bend your knees as you press your hips back and then jump up. Practice this severally and increase your speed to burn down more calories and strengthen your legs. A squat jack is another form of squats that you can do by placing your feet together and hands at your chest while standing. You then jump up and squat down in several repetitions.
You can practice frog jumps by squatting with your knees to your chest. Then position your hands with your palms at the back of your head. Jump several distances and repeat this several times. You can either jump towards one direction or jump going around in circles. Frog jumps can also be done on one foot, where you position one foot off the ground as you hop around. For example, you can start with your left foot on the ground and then with your right foot on the ground.
As the name suggests, donkey whips are done in a position where you have both your hands and feet on the ground. You start by lifting your left leg while extending it behind you, swing it to the left side and back to the center. You repeat the same exercise with your right leg and do several repetitions while counting.
High Knee Skips
While standing, place your feet apart and then start running while in the same place. Try and bring your knees up to your chest and pump your arms while your chest is lifted.
Pick an area or room with enough space and ventilation in your home for a daily workout. You can decide to time each exercise or set several repetitions for every exercise. Repeat each of the above exercises at least ten to fifteen times. Be consistent with your workout routine. This enhances the effectiveness of most of the exercises.