7 Simple Exercises to do at Home

7 Simple Exercises to do at Home

For those of you who have no time left to invest in a gym workout or visit the local park, this list will show you 8 simple exercises that you can perform and benefit from, right in the comfort of your home.

1. Push-ups and crunches

We all know what push-ups and crunches are. Crunches are performed by lying on the back with the knees in the air while the butt and feet touch the ground. Place your hands behind your head and keep coming up and going down. The further and more frequently you come up, the more your stomach muscles will be strengthened. Push-ups are done when the performer gets down on his knees and palms, and pumps up and down. It will be more effective when done with only the toes and palms touching the ground and not the knees. Push-ups are great for making overall muscles of the body strong.

2. Skipping

All you need is a skipping rope for this one. It’s a misconception that skipping is only for little girls. It’s a great cardio exercise, you can either run, jump or hop between the rope.

3. Limb raises

Lie down on your stomach with your hands spread upward, above your head. Rest your chin on the mat or floor, and slowly lift the right hand along with the left leg. Remain in this position for at least 10 seconds before switching hands and legs. Hands, legs and the stomach get stronger with this exercise.

4. Plank

Be in the push-up position, except that instead of resting your palms on the ground, rest your elbows. This way your body will be totally straight, resembling a plank, with only your elbows and toes resting in the ground. Be in this position for at least 20 seconds to strengthen core muscles.

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