Who says you have to hit the gym before getting the benefits of engaging a good work out? Most fitness professionals will tell you that anyone and everyone can harness motivation and workout in the convenience of their own home. And within this article, we have compiled for you a few workout tips you can engage in within your home.
1. Wall Push-Up
The wall push up is designed purposely for working the chest, shoulders, triceps and core.
How to do:
Place your hands shoulder-width apart on a sturdy wall in front of you, feet slightly apart, abs engaged, with your back and legs straight. Then lift your heels to balance on your toes and lean forward slightly so that most of your weight is on your arms.
Inhale as you bend your elbows and lean your body farther toward the wall, maintaining a long, straight line from head to toe. Exhale as you straighten your arms to complete 1 repetition.
2. Plie Squat
The Plie Squat specifically aids in the toning of inner thighs, quads, hamstrings and calves.
How to do:
Stand tall with feet wider than shoulders, legs straight, abs engaged and toes turned out at a 45-degree angle. Inhale and bend only your knees (don’t bend forward at the hips) until your thighs are nearly parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees do not pass the line of your toes and keep your back vertical. As you lower to the floor, think about pointing your tailbone down—not out and back. Exhale and squeeze your inner thighs toward each other as you straighten your knees to complete 1 repetition.
3. Reverse Fly
The main function of the Reverse Fly exercise is to tone mid and upper back shoulders.
How to do:
Hold two cans or bottles of equal weight and stand with your feet staggered, one foot in front of the other, front knee bent slightly. Stand with your back straight, abs engaged and arms extended underneath your shoulders, and palms facing each other.
Bend forward slightly from the waist, keeping elbows bent slightly, exhale and slowly pull your arms out to the sides and up to shoulder level as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. Inhale and slowly return to starting position to complete 1 repetition.