Easy Quick Workout Moves To Do At Home
It would be great for you if you keeping up with your fitness routine during this lock down was more appealing than planting yourself on your family’s couch and watching Netflix for a week, It would also be nice if you had an hour to spend at the gym right now
Now all you need is a few easy workout moves to stay on your game this holiday season.
We asked a based exercise physiologist and ACE certified personal trainer to design a workout that you can whip through in about 10 minutes, anywhere, with zero equipment. Do each move here as many times as you can in 60 seconds (use a timer if you need to); rest 30 seconds, then do the next move.
Step 1 : Squats
This is a great move if you typically spend your day sitting at a desk. It not only targets, your glutes and hamstrings, but it also gives you a good hip stretch, helping to boost mobility. Begin with one minute of squats: Stand with feet hip-width apart; bend knees 90 degrees, pushing your butt back. Stand and repeat, for 60 seconds.
Step 2: Side Lunges
Any lunge will target your glutes, quads and hamstrings but side lungs have the added bonus of targeting your inner and outer thighs (aka your abductor and adductor muscles).
Begin by standing with feet hip-width apart, elbows bent, hands at chest level. Then step your right foot several feet out to the side and bend your right knee 90 degrees, sinking butt back, as shown. Step back to start; switch sides. Continue, alternating legs with each rep, for 60 seconds.
Step 3: Triceps Push-Up
Repeat with your left arm so your body comes into a raised plank, as shown. Lower with left, then right,
arm. Repeat, starting with left hand, for 60 seconds. If you’re working up to a full push up, get down on all fours, arms straight, hands directly under your shoulders and lift your feet off the floor and cross your ankles as shown. (If you’re already comfortable with full pushups, start in a plank position.) Bend your elbows back—not out to the sides—and lower your chest toward the floor. Push up to start and repeat for 60 seconds. Start with you forearms on floor, palms down, elbows beneath your shoulder, legs extended. Then place your right hand under your right shoulder and push up, straightening your arm.This move is a killer, It targets your core, your chest, your shoulders and your triceps.
Step 4: Mountain Climber
Mountain climbers are the ultimate move, they hit your deltoids, biceps and triceps, chest, core and obliques, quads, hamstrings and hip abductors. Plus, they’ll really get your heart rate up so you can sneak in a little cardio. Start in a raised push-up position, hands shoulder-width apart. Bend your left knee and bring it forward, placing the ball of your foot near your left hand, as shown. Switch legs by hopping your right foot forward, landing with the ball of foot near your right hand, while your left leg goes back, as shown. Continue, alternating legs as fast as you can, for 60 seconds.