Exercise is such an important part of keeping healthy, and yet, at times it can be difficult to find the motivation to go all the way to the gym. Especially when it’s cold and rainy outside, the last thing you wanna do is get dressed and leave the comfort of your home. Well, we’re here to tell you there is a perfect solution to your problem. You can do a workout right in your living room! There are so many different kinds of exercises that need no equipment and are just as effective as working out in a gym. Bodyweight exercises are actually great for building up your strength before you start lifting heavier weights.
In any case, working out at home can save you time as well. All you need to do is put on some sweats and get to the living room. This ten-minute workout doesn’t need any equipment, just a little bit of space and yourself.
It’s simple, the workout is just a few exercises to do. After you’re done doing all of them, you’ve completed one round. This specific workout calls for four rounds, but we suggest you adjust the level to your capabilities. If you feel like it really is too difficult for you, you can do however many rounds that you can.
- Bodyweight squats: This move is a classic. It works out your glutes as well as your thighs. Simply stand up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart, and bend your knees while lowering your thighs down to be parallel to the floor. Make sure your knees don’t go forward past your ankles. Instead, make believe you’re sitting down, slowly. Then stand back up – take your time! You’ll start to feel it after a few reps.
- Knee push-ups: Another basic exercise, push-ups are relatively simple and strengthen so many muscles all at once. Start in a plank position on the ground and lower your knees down to the floor. Lower your body down – slowly, and lift yourself back up with just your arms by bending your elbows. And repeat. This variation is a great way to build up the strength to do regular push-ups eventually.
- V sit-ups: A serious move for a strong core, start by sitting on the floor. Lift your feet off the ground and extend them in front of you while leaning back slightly. Keep your hands by your hips on the floor for added support. Straighten your legs forward while leaning back slightly and bring your knees in towards your chest as you raise your torso back to the starting point.
- Mountain climbers: Begin at a high plank position with your wrists under your shoulders. Make sure your body is in a straight line right to your toes, with your core tight. Lift your right knee up into your torso, and then the left knee while returning the right one back. Alternate the knees at your own speed – the faster, the better.
Do each exercise for 30 seconds, and when you complete a round, rest for 30 seconds, and start the next round. See how many rounds you can complete! This simple and effective workout will definitely make you feel as if you went to the gym.