No Gym, No Problem: Try These Easy Home Workouts

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There are certain challenges that come with home workouts such as lack of equipment or proper knowledge. Therefore, if you’re trying to keep fit from the comfort of your home you need to know which workouts you can manage on your own. Here’s a list of easy home workouts you can try.

  1. Hip Raise

We all want to have abs like Ashanti’s. This is one of the simplest home workouts and will help you tone your midsection. Lie flat on the floor facing upwards with your legs bent but placed firmly to the ground. Once you’re in a comfortable position, place your arms out in a 45-degree angle and tighten your abs. Raise your hips till your body forms a straight line from the shoulders. Return to your original position slowly then repeat this workout 10 times.

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  1. Bench Dip

Tone your arms as well as your chest with this easy workout. The best thing about home workouts is that you can improvise your equipment. Look for a piece of sturdy furniture such as a couch or chair. Place your arms firmly on it then sit on the edge so that your elbows are at a 90-degree angle. Do 10 to 15 dips. You can also lift your leg to create a challenge.

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  1. 180s

Of all home workouts, squats are my favourite. Squats might be a girl’s best friend but it only gets better with a little cardio to boost your heart rate. This high-intensity workout helps you get the butt of your dreams together with killer abs and impressive calves. It’s the perfect exercise among home workouts. Start by standing with your legs hip-width apart and your arms relaxed at your sides. Do a squat then jump, lifting your arms over your head. Land in a squat then repeat the exercise 12 times. Here are a few tips on getting a bigger butt.

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  1. Planks

This is another easy home workout that will give you a midsection sculpted by the gods. Unlike sit-ups where one can easily get injured without proper instructions, planks have an extremely low injury rate. With your body in a push-up position, place your elbows to the ground so they act as a support. Place your palms to the ground one at a time then lift your body. Hold each position for 60 seconds.

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  1. Side Lunges

Remember, never skip leg day. Build some thigh muscle with one of the simplest home workouts. Stand straight up with your knees hip-width apart then raise your arms at chest level and elbows bent outwards. Step your right foot out to 90-degrees lowering your body mid-way. Switch legs and repeat the exercise 10 times each.

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  1. Cross Jacks

Last on the list of home workouts is cross jacks. It’s similar to jumping jacks with a twist. Stand with your feet apart and arms stretched out on your sides. Jump then cross your arms and legs as if you’re hugging someone. Jump to the starting position then repeat switching sides. Do this 12 times.

 

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