When life is hectic or you are traveling, the fitness routine is often the first to get cut. It doesn’t have to be though! There are actually many exercises you can do that can require no equipment and can be done away from the gym. Here are a few that you can do anywhere, anytime!
1. Planks - Great for Your Core
How to: Go into position as if you were going to perform a push-up. Now use your forearms to hold yourself off the ground. Keep your body flat, with only your toes and forearms touching the ground.
Try: Hold the plank position for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat.
2. Squats - Great for Lower Body
How to: Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Push shoulders back to prevent your back from hunching over. Keep elbows close to your body, with your palms facing each other. Inhale as you push your hips back and start to bend at the knee. Keep your head facing forward, back straight, and shoulders upright. Bring your hips below knee level. Keep this form as you exhale, dig deep and stand back up, driving force from your heels.
Try: A set of 6-8. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat.
3. Tricep Dips - Great for Triceps (Arms)
How to: Sit on the ground. Bend your knees and lay feet flat on floor. Place hands behind you, flat on the ground, near your hips, with your fingers pointing forward. Shift your weight back to your arms, and lift your hips off the ground.
Try: 20 reps. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat.
4. Crunches - Great for Your Core (Abs)
How to: Lie on your back with your knees bent 90 degrees, and your feet flat on the ground. Place your hands behind your head, pointing your elbows out (not in front of you). Gently push the curve of your back to the floor and lift your shoulders off the ground. Keeping your lower back to the floor, slowly lift your shoulders 3-6 inches off the ground, then slowly return to the original position.
Try: 25 crunches. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat.
5. Wall Sit - Great for Lower Body
How to: Stand 2 feet away from a wall, facing away. Lean back into the wall, keeping feet flat on the floor shoulder-width apart. Bend knees and slide down the wall until knees are at a 90 degree angle.
Try: Hold wall sit for 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds. Repeat.
These are just a handful of the many great exercises you can do at home. These are a great way to sneak in a little extra activity in your day, even if you find yourself short on time. Give them a try tonight! In addition to these, check out the benefits of adding Meratrim to your weight loss plan to help achieve your goals.