While it might prove difficult to stick to a consistent workout routine (especially for beginners), it’s important keep your exercise and diet on par with each other.
If you despise the idea of working out, or even if you simply don’t have the time to visit your local gym, below are just a few workouts you can try at home or on-the-go.
Whether you’re kicking back watching your favourite television show, or simply just surfing the internet, bicycle kicks are a quick exercise you can incorporate into your routine.
Slightly bend forwards and as your left elbow tucks inwards, your right leg should bend at the knee. Repeat this cycle ten times on each leg. It helps to keep your neck elevated, so put a pillow behind your head if you’re starting out with this exercise.
Start with your body completely flat on the floor on even your bed, and extend your arms above your head. Then, as hard as you can, leap upwards and try to make your arms and legs meet in the centre. You should feel some pressure in your torso, and a burning feeling in your thighs.
Did you know even the humble jumping jack is enough to get your heart racing? Extend your arms and legs outwards and jump for 1 minute. By the end of this, both your arms and inner thighs should feel the burn.
Of course we were going to include the squat, why would we leave out this amazing exercise?!
You should have no excuse for this, since you can chat with a friend or watch your favourite show to pass the time. Remember to keep your legs about a hip-width apart, and make sure your feet remain flat on the ground. Extend your arms outwards for extra stability.
Another exercise which you can easily achieve straight from your bed is the scissor kick. Lie flat on your back and raise your torso upwards by swinging each leg from the ground.
You should immediately feel a burning sensation in your abs – this means it’s working. Perfect if you need to get rid of that dreaded muffin-top before bikini season hits!
So, what are you waiting for? Comment below with some of your favourite workouts.
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