At Home Workout for Busy Working Women

Are you a busy woman with little or no time to hit the gym? While going to the gym is the only way that most people know how to stay in shape and achieve their short and long term fitness goals – experts have revealed that some of the best and easiest-to-do exercises that you can do at home as a working class lady. With just ten minutes of engaging in these workouts three times a week (one each day), you’ll feel stronger and slimmer in just a few weeks. Read on to find out what these moves are.

Chair Dips 

How to do:

  1. Sit on the edge of a sturdy chair, with hands next to hips.
  2. Slide your bottom off the edge and bend elbows to 90 degrees.
  3. Be sure to keep your back close to the chair, then push back up.
  4. Do 10 to 12 repetitions.

Chair Squats

How to do:

  1. Stand in front of chair, feet hip-distance apart, toes forward.
  2. Lean chest slightly forward. Bend knees, tap (don’t sit!) bottom on chair, then stand up.
  3. Keep your weight in your heels and keep knees over toes.
  4. Do 10 to 12 reps.

Oblique Crunches

How to do:

  1. Lie on back, with knees bent. Cross left ankle over opposite knee.
  2. Place right hand behind head and lift right shoulder toward left knee.
  3. Release down. Do 10 to 12 reps, then switch sides.

Modified Push-Ups

How to do:

  1. Get down on all fours, knees together. Walk hands out and lift feet; move hands slightly wider than chest.
  2. Head, neck, back and butt should be in alignment.
  3. Keeping your abs tight, bend elbows and lower chest toward the floor.
  4. Press back up. Do 10 to 12 reps.

Standing Hip Extension

How to do:

  1. Stand with feet hip-distance apart.
  2. Shift weight to right foot, and extend left leg behind; lift and lower left foot, squeezing your butt.
  3. Use a chair for balance. Do 12 to 15 reps, then switch.

Step-Ups

How to do:

  1. Place entire right foot on a stair or a sturdy platform, and step up with left leg following.
  2. Step down with left leg, reaching back about 12 inches; follow with right.
  3. Do 12 times, keeping chest lifted, then switch sides and repeat.
  4. As you get stronger, try this move with weights.

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