10 Simple Workouts That Do Not Require You Going To The Gym. Because of lockdown, many people are stuck at home and can’t enjoy the activities they used to do like going to the gym.
Granted, working out requires motivation, but at times like these one has to do with what makes do and find inspiration right in their homes.
The following workouts routines can help you maintain your weight and remain healthy during this trying time.
1. Standing Push-Ups
Stand about 2 feet from a counter and, with your arms at shoulder height, place your palms against it. Keeping your body in a straight line, do 20 standing push-ups.
2. Do A Wall Sit
Rest your back, neck and head against a wall, with feet about a foot and a half away, then bend your knees, slide your body toward the ground until your thighs are parallel to it, and hold for 15 seconds.
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3. Do Desk Pushes
Sit in a chair pulled very close to a desk. With your palms facing up, place them under the desk and push up as hard as you can as if you were trying to lift the desk off the ground for 30 seconds. Rest for 10 seconds, then repeat twice.
4. Do Squats
Each time you reach for a plate in the dishwasher, rather than bending over, squat down as if you’re sitting in an imaginary chair, grab the plate, then straighten legs. Make sure your knees don’t go past your toes when you squat.
5. Do Half-Bridges
Lie on your back (no pillow), knees bent and feet flat on the bed. Tighten your stomach muscles, squeeze your buttocks and lift your hips, aiming to create a straight line from your knees to your shoulders. Hold for 15 seconds. (Work up to 30 seconds.) Rest for 10 seconds, then repeat 3 times.
6. Do A Plank
Lie facedown on the floor, then push up your body so just your toes and forearms are on the ground. (If that’s too tough, keep your knees on the ground as well.) If your kids are small, let them crawl on top of you or underneath you.
7. Do Step Workouts
Make 5 trips up and down a set of stairs for each load of laundry you put away. At the bottom of each trip, lift the laundry basket up to shoulder height five times.
8. Do Reverse Crunch
Lie on the floor with knees bent and your hands underneath your glutes. Hold your feet up just above the ground with your toes pointed. In one swift motion, bring your legs in towards your chest and push your feet up towards the ceiling, lifting your glutes off the floor. Repeat for 60 seconds.
9. Do Flutter Kicks
Start lying down, hands by your sides, with your lower back pressed flat on the floor. Keeping your core tight, lift legs slightly off the floor. Pointing your toes, bring one foot up, then the other, and repeat so they’re fluttering without feet ever touching the floor. Continue for 30 seconds.
10. Do Russian Twist
Start sitting on the floor, knees slightly bent, heels on the floor. Lean back slightly to engage your abs. Rotate to the left, touching your fingertips to the floor. Rotate to the right, again touching fingertips to the floor. Quickly alternate back and forth for 60 seconds