Are you tired of struggling with your weight? Your ideal weight is attainable by a full body exercise routine. But without the need of an expensive gym pass, all your need is space in your house, mat and your own body weight.
Body-weight exercises can be performed everywhere and anywhere, by combining moves such as pushups, squats and many more. Burn calories, build muscles and boost your metabolism with these simple body weight exercises.
You will love these simple exercises that will strengthen your body and provide a quick stress release. Check out some of the best body weight exercises that you do from the comfort of your own home:
Start by placing your hands on your mat, squared with your shoulders and your feet holding your body straight.
Lower your chest towards the mat, bending your elbows and then pushing back up to the initial position.
If you find this exercise to be difficult, place your knees on the floor and proceed as specified above.
Start by standing with your legs squared with your hips and arms by your side.
Squat down touching your bum to your lower legs, with your arms held out straight in front of you.
Stand up back to the initial position.
Stand tall with your hands by your side and your legs slightly apart, in line with your shoulders.
Step your right foot forward, lowering and bending your left knee down to touch the floor.
Stand up on right leg, bringing the back leg forward.
Repeat with the opposite leg.
Start with hands and knees position (downward facing dog).
Slowly stretch out opposite leg and arm, until they are almost parallel to the floor.
Hold this position for a few seconds. Do not arch or sag your bag.
Return to initial position and repeat alternative sides.
Side Plank Hip Drops
Start by lying on your side with your elbow lined up directly under your shoulder.
Place your other hand on your hip facing the ceiling.
Lift your hips up off the floor, by supporting your bodyweight with your forearm and feet.
Hold torso steady for at least 5 seconds and slowly return to initial position.
Repeat on opposite side.
Start by lying on a mat, with your face looking upwards.
Have your hands lying flat by your side and knees bended and in line with your hips.
Raise your hips and upper body off the mat, without moving your hands or feet.
Maintain a straight back, and support your body weight with your arms and feet.
Hold for 30 seconds and release by returning to initial position.
Single Leg Balance
Start by standing on a mat, lean forward lifting up your right leg up towards the ceiling, behind you and grab hold of it with your right hand. Reach the left hand out in front of you as if holding up the sun.
Keeping your left leg slightly bent.
Hold and release and return to initial position.
Repeat on opposite side.
Superman Back Extension
Start by lying on your stomach with your legs straight and arms straight in from of your, with your arms squared with your shoulders.
Gently rise your legs and upper body at the same time.
Hold for 5 seconds and return to initial position.
Best bodyweight home training