It’s a busy life and frankly, only few people are left with the time or patience to spend hours in the gym every day. Not only that, but the membership to a gym or having exercise machines at home costs a lot of money. However, none of these things can stop you from having a toned and good looking body. Here are five highly effective options.
This home workout is an absolute classic. You won’t be strictly speaking, in the confines home. But nonetheless, it comes under the category of a home work out. There is no exercise that tones your legs better than he good old brisk walk. If the weather is nice, go outside and walk around your lawn or in your neighborhood getting some fresh air while you walk. If that is not an option, make use of that staircase. Spending fifteen minutes bounding up and down the stairs every single day will one you up in no time. Carry a load of laundry with you while you do this, that will take care of your weight training needs!
Start your day off with a set of twelve crunches immediately after you get out of bed. The idea is to perform three sets of twelve crunches every day whenever you get the time to. Do not stress if you cannot get your head all the way up in the beginning as that flexibility comes with practice and time. As long as you are raising your head to the point where you feel some muscles stretching, the crunches are doing you good.
This home workout helps to stretch your back, abs, legs and practically your whole body at the same time while strengthening it simultaneously. The starting position involves lying down on your back with your knees bent and your feet placed flat on the ground in a way that they are at a distance wider than your hips. Bend your arms and place them in such a way that your hands are placed above your shoulders on either side of your head. Use your arms and legs to push your body up, arching your back and making a bridge. Hold this for a count and then lower your body gently. It may sound very complicated but the bridge becomes easier once you get the hang of it. Try to do this about ten times during your daily workout. Again, if you cannot lift yourself all the way up in the beginning, it is nothing to worry about. Keep trying and you will get there.
Make it a point to take out twenty minutes every day where you put on your favorite music and just dance your heart out. This not only gives you a cardio workout, but it tones up your arm and thigh muscles too. And not only that, there is no better mood lifter than dancing!
Lastly, the flipping crunch requires another ten repetitions and this is one of the most effective home workouts because it makes your entire body move. It is an incredibly challenging move so take your time learning it and make sure you do it right. Lie face down on the ground or on a mat with your limbs stretched out in an X shape. Lift your chest, thighs and head up off the ground and remain in this position for one count. Then using your left shoulder, flip onto your back landing in a fetal position with your knees hugging your chest and your head and upper back lifted. Extend your limbs into an X again and using your right shoulder, flip back to your starting position. This is one repetition.