We hope everyone’s 2019 has started off amazingly and has been filled with happiness, love and motivation. Can you believe it’s February already (where has the time gone?!) We wanted to share some simple yet effective workout exercises to help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions or indeed inspire you to set some fitness goals! We know it’s ansolutely freezing so we made sure you can do these from the comfort of your own home, so there really are no excuses!
These exercises are short circuits that you can do whenever you have a spare 10 minutes. Did you know working out can also make you feel happier, more relaxed and less anxious, so give these a go!
You can start with a few press-ups, star jumps, run up and down your stairs whichever you prefer just to get your heart rate going. Do each exercise for one minute including the warm-up and stretch at the end, this will total to 10 minutes.
- MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
Begin in a high prank, with your weight supported by your hands and toes. Bring one knee to your chest with your toes just off the ground, and then return to high plank position and quickly switch legs and repeat.
- SINGLE LEF V-UP
Lie face up on the floor with your arms and legs straight. Simultaneously lift one leg and raise your arms up as if you were trying to touch your toes forming a V shape. Repeat switching legs.
Lie down on your back with your arms at your sides and your legs flat. Lift your heels off the floor and begin kicking up and down, keeping your core engaged.
- RUSSIAN TWIST
Put your feet flat on the floor at a ninety-degree angle, and then lean back to lift your feet off the floor. Rotate your shoulders to move your arms side to side and your hands touching the ground.
- BICYCLE KICK
Lie on your back and place your hands flat on the floor beside you. Bend your knees 90 degrees and alternate straightening your legs and bringing them back to 90 degrees.
- VERTICAL LEG CRUNCH
Lie on the floor and extend legs straight up. Place your hands behind your head. Contract your abs and lift your shoulders off the floor. Lower your shoulders and repeat, try focusing on contracting the abs.
- PILE SQUAT
Stand with your feet slightly spaced wider than shoulder-width apart. Point your toes outward and bend your knees to lower your body. Hold for two seconds and then move your body back up and repeat.
This is extremely important, so you don’t pull any muscles. Keep with simple exercises for example lunges, holding your legs ups and a standing side bend.
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Written By Ravannah Liddar
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