Our lives are busy. Especially this time of the year. So, finding time to get a workout in can be tough. And if you’re like me, the drive to the gym even takes up a huge amount of time.
The most important thing about getting fit is just do something, and Keep It Simple! I have Included my 3 Favorite exercises that require nothing more than you and a floor.
- Start your workout with a 10-15 minute walk or jog to get your heart pumping.
- Perform each exercise for 10-15 reps
- Repeat the 3 exercises 4 times
- Finish up with another walk or jog.
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Either place your hands behind your head or out in front of your chest for balance if needed.. This will be your starting position.
- Begin the movement by flexing your knees and hips, sitting back with your hips, keeping your weight on your heels and outer part of your foot.
- Continue down to full depth if you are able,and quickly reverse the motion until you return to the starting position. As you squat, keep your head and chest up and push your knees out. Looking up at the ceiling will help with Proper Form.
- To add a challenge to this, hold something heavy such as dumb bells or strap a backpack full of books to your chest.
- Lie on the floor/yoga mat face down and place your hands about 36 inches apart (Slightly wider than shoulder width) while holding your torso up at arms length.
- Next, lower yourself downward until your chest almost touches the floor as you inhale.
- Now breathe out and press your upper body back up to the starting position while squeezing your chest.
- After a brief pause at the top contracted position, you can begin to lower yourself downward again for as many repetitions as needed.
- If you are new at this exercise and do not have the strength to perform it, you can either bend your legs at the knees to take off resistance or perform the exercise against the wall or with your hands on a higher surface such as a table or bench instead of the floor.
- For the most advanced lifters, you can place your feet at a high surface such as a bench in order to increase the resistance and to target the upper chest more.
- Begin standing with your feet shoulder width apart and your hands on your hips.
- Step forward with one leg, flexing the knees to drop your hips. Descend until your rear knee nearly touches the ground. Your posture should remain upright, and your front knee should stay above the front foot.
- Drive through the heel of your lead foot and extend both knees to raise yourself back up.
- Step forward with your rear foot, repeating the lunge on the opposite leg.
- To add a challenge to this, hold something heavy such as dumb bells or other heavy objects