5 amazing equipment-free exercises
You don’t actually have to go to the gym to stay in shape. There are tons of workout moves that can be done from the comfort of your home, no equipment necessary. Here are five awesome exercises you can do right in your living room. All you need is your body and the will to move it.
We All Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Burpees
Pretty much every trainer swears by the burpee because it’s such a great full-body exercise. Start squatted with both your feet and hands on the floor. Now jump and kick your legs back so they are straight behind you and you are in push-up position. Do one push-up. Immediately shift back into that squat position and then jump up high, reaching your hands to the sky. Return to the original squat position and repeat.
Do The Superman
Lie on your stomach with your arms and legs extended in an “X” shape. Now lift your arms and legs all at the same time, keeping your body in that “X” figure. Your torso should remain steady as you do this, and your body should form a slight curve. If you do this with an “S” painted on your chest, you will turn into the real Superman.
Have You Heard Of Push-Ups?
Nothing gets your upper body in tip-top shape like the classic push-up. Begin in a plank position, hands flat on the floor under your shoulders, lower half of your body held up by your toes. Engage your core, keep your body erect in a straight line, inhale, and bend your arms as you lower your chest near to the floor. Exhale and push back up. Repeat and repeat and repeat.
Bicycle Without The Bike
Your core will thank you for this one. Lie on your back and bend your knees to your chest with your hands behind your head. Extend your right leg while bringing your right elbow to your left knee. As you bring your right leg back to starting position, extend your left leg and bring your left elbow to your right knee. It’s like you’re pedaling a bicycle lying down.
The Glute Bridge Will Get Your Core Working
This one is for your glutes, hamstrings, and hip flexors. Start off lying on your back. Your hands should be at your sides, knees bent, feet flat on the ground about hip-distance apart. Tighten your butt and core, and push your core up with your feet until your hips are a couple inches off the ground. Make sure your body forms a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Lower yourself down slowly and repeat.