The 5 Best At-Home Workouts You Can Do Without Any Equipment
For the past few months, we've all been stuck at home with the limited ability to stick to our daily routines. I'm not sure about you, but exercising is definitely part of my physical and mental health routine. Since gyms have been closed due to social distancing guidelines, it has called for many of us to have to get creative when it comes to working out. If you're looking for some at-home workouts to do without any equipment, here are some you can do in your tiny apartment or bedroom.
5 Best At-Home Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment
This is probably my favorite at-home workout to do because it is simple, yet effective. Squats work to build your leg muscles including your hamstrings, quadriceps and calves. If you're looking to tighten your glutes, squats will be your best friend. While squats may be simple, it is important to have the proper form so you can achieve the best results. The key to the perfect squat is to keep your head up, torso straight and core engaged as you squat. If you're looking for a video that takes you through the basics of a squat workout, fitness YouTube content creator Maddie Lymburner has a 15-minute video that is great for beginners.
2. Climb The Stairs
Stair climbing is an exercise that can quickly get your heart rate up and help you burn calories fast. Did you know that climbing just 8 flights of stairs a day can lower average mortality risk by 33 percent? In addition, stair climbing works to increase bone density and improve muscle tone. If you live in an apartment, you can take advantage of your buildings staircase or if you live in a house you can go up and down between floors. YouTuber Holly Dolke has a quick 10-minute stairs workout on her channel that is great for those who live in an apartment.
3. Wall Push Ups
Pushups can be difficult for many people, but if you are looking for an easy way to start, consider wall pushups. Wall pushups work to strengthen your arms, chest and shoulders. The secret to achieving the best pushup is to activate your core muscles to keep it tight and engaged. Once you get the hang out the exercise, you can challenge yourself by extending yourself farther away from the wall.
4. Mountain Climbers
If you've been spending a majority of your time at home sitting at your desk or on your bed, chances are that your joints are probably a bit tight. Mountain climbers are great for improving mobility and increasing joint flexibility. Not only does this at-home exercise help strengthen your muscles, but you will also be getting the benefits of a cardio workout. YouTube fitness creator Pamela Reif has a 20-minute full body workout video that involves mountain climbers that is great for beginners.
Planks work to build strength and stability throughout the entire body. Planks are popular because they can be done using only your bodyweight and nothing else. While it might look simple, planks are a test of endurance and core strength. For beginners, start with a 30-second plank and go from there depending on how your body feels. Emi Wong has a video on her YouTube channel where she shares tips and tips for how to achieve the perfect plank which you can check out if you need some inspiration!
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