Now more than ever, health is a true consideration. With the Covid-19 virus keeping everyone at a distance and gyms closing around the world, it may seem like your health and fitness goals are much further out of reach. Luckily, you don’t need a gym to stay in shape or begin a fitness regimen. All you need is a little bit of space, motivation, and a few essential moves to get you started.
This iconic movement helps shape and strengthen your legs and glutes. Whether you choose to perform standard, sumo, or split squats, you’ll help keep your legs in strong shape. Try variations on speed and range to keep your routine fresh.
Double check your form to keep your knees behind your toes and your feet facing forwards and you’re good to go. Keep the reps even on each leg to ensure both sides are getting an even workout. You can lunge in place, perform walking lunges, put one foot up on a chair to pump out some split squats, or you can simply pulse in place.
Not every move has to be for your lower body. By incorporating push ups into your workout plan you can effectively work the chest, shoulders, back, and arms. A wide stance with your arms will work the chest more while a narrow stance with elbows tucked close to your body will target the triceps.
Abs help with balance and help you improve not only your posture but also your technique and endurance when performing other exercises. Try both standing and laying options to keep things interesting. Crunches, toe taps, Russian twists, oblique dips, and reverse crunches are all great ways to build your abs without using equipment.
Looking for a full body workout? How about something more relaxing that will also allow you to improve your range of motion? Yoga can do all of these things. Research a few poses and practice them until you feel confident and comfortable in your abilities, then add more poses or progress to make the ones you know more difficult. It’s also a great way to unwind whenever periods of stress may strike.