Top 5 exercises to do at home

Not a gym person? Tired of getting up and knowing that you have to go to the gym rather than lie in a bed. From today, you can stop and start with the top 5 exercises you easily do at home.


Squats:
Squats are simple exercises, however many of us do them incorrectly here is a guide on how to perform them correctly.
Start with your feet hip-distance apart.
Keeping your knees over your ankles, bend your knees, moving your butt back as if to sit in a chair.
Your knees and lower leg should form a 90-degree angle (if you can’t get to 90 degrees without compromising your form that’s OK).
Make sure your knees do not go over your toes.
Raise up and start again.

Lunges:
The working leg should be forward, the back leg hip-distance apart, and in a split stance.  The heel of the back leg should be up.
Bend your knees, keeping the front knee over the ankles.  The endpoint is when both the front leg and the back leg make 90-degree angles.
Rise up and start again.

Pushups
Start in a basic plank, hands slightly wider than your shoulders and your palms on the floor.
Keep your back straight; don’t let your lower back sag. Keep your head and neck in alignment with your back.
Slowly bend your elbows, bringing your chest towards the floor.
Push against the floor and straighten your arms, returning to the starting position.

Good Morning jumps:
Pose the hands in front of you while standing straight.
Put the hands down and start jumping while raising the hands above your head and clapping.
At the same time, bring your legs together and cross them simultaneously.

Chest press:
Lie down (better on a fitness mat).
Bring the legs to the stomach.
Cross the arms and place them on the shoulders.
Rise the head together with your body to the legs.

If you are interested to see how to perform the exercises right before starting them and find out the benefits then watch the video below.

Words: Xenia Puiu
Images: Bruce Mars on Unsplash
Video: Xenia Puiu
 

 

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