We’ve all heard people say they can’t work out because they don’t have time to go to the gym or they don’t have any equipment. Well, winter is gone and summer is coming, so the it is time to cut out the excuses! Whether you live in a cramped apartment or a mansion, or even if you work in a large office or a cubicle, these workouts can be done anywhere and will provide the full body treatment you need. All you need is a little space, a few minutes and some #summerbody motivation. Let’s get it!
The contraction in this exercise targets the hard to reach obliques and helps you get that sought after v-cut. Simply lie on your side with your body in a straight line. Fold your arms across your chest. Keeping your legs together, lift them off the floor as you raise your top elbow toward your hip. The range of motion is short, but you should feel an intense contraction in your obliques. That’s one rep. Think you can handle it?
Even though I’m a bit unsteady on my feet I love doing this move because it helps with balance while engaging core muscles and stretching your hamstrings. To do this move stand on your left leg, your knee bent slightly. Raise your right foot slightly off the floor. Without changing the bend in your left knee, bend at your hips and lower your torso until it’s parallel to the floor. As you bend over, raise your arms straight out from your sides until they’re in line with your torso, your palms facing down. Your right leg should stay in line with your body as you lower your torso. Return to the start. Complete the prescribed number of reps on your left leg, then do the same number on your right.
Here’s a challenge that will most certainly reap amazing rewards. This push-up variation is a good cardio move that works your shoulders, chest, and back. Just stand with your feet together, arms at your sides. Bend over (it’s OK for your knees to be slightly bent) and place your hands or fingertips on the floor in front of you. Walk your hands forward into plank position and do one pushup. Keeping your hands in place, walk your feet up until they’re as close to your hands as possible. That’s one rep.
You know what they say, no pain, no gain! Let’s get those bodies moving!