These exercises I am about to introduce to you are not only done at home but anywhere you may find yourself. Which is to say, they are ‘’handy’’ exercises you could use when you have lost touch with your gym or equipment. Exercises that could be done at home are very effective exercises that can leave your body ripped.
The combination of cardio and strength exercises will definitely make you break sweat and got that endorphins going.
Kristin McGee’s Yoga move would test your balance, strengthens your core and your legs. This is simply done by standing with your feet together, and then lift up the left leg with a pointed toe, letting your body weight to rest on the standing right leg. Keep on and gradually lift your left leg backward until your head, torso and left leg is in a horizontal pattern, with your arms stretched sideways.
Ensure that your standing right leg does not lock and center your weight on the middle of the foot. Also make sure that your raised left leg, thigh, back, and head are straight in horizontal line. Stay in that position for 5 breaths and then slowly return to standing. Switch legs and repeat the same thing.
Bridge opposite Arm-Leg Reach
This exercise targets and activates the abdominal muscles. This is done by lying face up with your left knee bent and foot flat on the floor and the right leg raised toward the ceiling. Raise your left arm up toward the ceiling and keep the other right arm down by your side. Now, move your raised leg to the right and while your raised arm to the left. With a concentration on your abs, bring back your raised leg and arm to the center. Do this for like 10 to 12 reps, then switch leg and arm and repeat.
Low-Belly Leg Reach
The low-belly leg reach is good for the corset muscles and targets your six-pack. In case you don’t know, the corset muscles lie beneath the oblique and serve as the body’s natural weight-lifting belt. You can only imagine the important role these muscles play in our physical life.
How to do this exercise is by lying face up with knees bent to 90 degrees, with your hands behind your head, and abs contracted. Crunch up by lifting your shoulder; inhale and hold your breath for 3-5 seconds. Then exhale and stretch your legs to 45 degrees; hold for 3-5 seconds while squeezing your lower belly. Do this for like 10-15 reps, 2 sets.
Straight-Line Side Lifts
This exercise targets area that seems to be hard to reach, like the outer thighs. It also has a positive effect on belly fat.
This is done by lying sideways, on your left, with your whole body straight and your other leg stacked on the other. Rest your head on your left arm that is stretched out above your head. Inhale and lift both legs off the floor, then slowly lower the legs back toward the floor (about 1’’ off the floor) as you exhale. 10-12 reps should be done, then switch sides and repeat the same to complete 1 set. Do 3 sets.
Swan dive basically strengthens your back and keeps your posture the way it should be. This is one of Kristin McGee’s yoga workouts.
The swan dive is done by lying face down with your arms stretched above your head. Raise your legs and torso about 6’’ up from the floor until the only part of your body that is touching the floor is your thighs and lower abs. Then circle your arms out to each side of your body behind you. At this posture start juggling your body back and forth. Do this about 6 to 8 reps.
I have added videos to help put more light to the ways these exercises should be done. With the videos, anyone can understand the moves to these exercises even if the texts do not quite explain how to do them correctly. Therefore, the purpose of this article has been achieved; and also watch out for more ‘’exercises to do at home’’ in my next post.
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