What if we tell you, that getting a hot summer body without paying anyone is possible by following these 7 simple workouts that you can do at home? It is POSSIBLE.
Seems weird right, but trust us, getting fit at home is possible. Everyone is running wild with ideas on how to get the perfect body in a gym and which workout to follow. But if you are short on cash, gym seems too expensive and far away and you don’t have the time between cooking dinners to working out, you need more options. If you are thinking about joining a gym, that will worry you ten-fold more considering you have plenty of things that you need to take care of, how will you manage the bills, the gym fee, and the awkward socialization at gyms, the stinky sweat odor and the terrible music choice which will demotivate you instead of making you happy? This year has a different set of fitness trends and you need to keep up.
People hate going to the gym because the traffic sucks. It makes you feel like deciding to go to the gym is the worst decision you ever made. If your gym is far from your workplace or home, it will add to the monthly fuel expense as well. Besides, we are born to be lazy. We would rather sit on our couch all day watching god knows what show and not move at all.
The best you think you can do is walk around the block after your dinner but that will not give you the desired results when it comes to fitness. Simplicity is the best option. Here is a list of 8 simple workouts that you can do at home to get a summer body and you can squeeze them in your schedule whenever and wherever you see fit. After all, your home, your rules.
Apart from being terribly underrated, this exercise is also cheap and effective. It is a one-move static exercise that helps you build a strong core, ripped abs and tough shoulders. Start by getting into a push-up position on the floor, bend your elbows in a 90 degrees angle and hold yourself on the elbows, forearms, and forefeet. Make a straight line from head to feet and hold it for as long as you can without moving your waist or hips.
To begin, position yourself in standing position with your feet placed in line with your shoulders. Find your balance and slowly bend your legs at the knees, arms positioned straight out in front of you. Lower yourself into an almost sitting position. While you do that, make sure that your back is as straight as possible. Push yourself back up and repeat.
Boxing rounds help you lose over 600 calories in less than 45 minutes. So what you need to do is buy a sturdy set of a punching bag with a badass pair of training boxing gloves from the summer sale and use your attic or garage. This intense workout will leave you dripping in sweat. It is great for toning your arms and by trimming extra weight. Your one-time investment that will last long while making you strong and toned at the same time.
4. Butterfly Stretching
Flexibility is one thing that is a completely ‘good’ thing. Loosen up and start with sitting tall on the floor with soles of feet together, knees bent out to the sides. Grab your feet with hands and engage your abs. slowly release. Don’t get uncomfortable, ease into it. You’ll get the hang of it in less than a week.
5. Swan Stretch
To start, lay face down on the floor with hands in front of shoulders, fingers facing forward and your legs together and extended behind you. Press into your hands to lift your belly off the floor. Then, keeping your abs engaged, shoulders down and pelvis grounded, extend your upper body away from the mat and reach out. Hold for at least 30-40 seconds after drawing your shoulder blades out. Do five reps. It is equally a great workout routine for losing weight.
If you have a small swimming pool in the back yard, you should have a smoking hot body. Swimming is an excellent calorie burner, a great sport for losing weight and it helps to cure several physical problems such as joint pain, arthritis, asthma etc. it will also improve your strength while making you lose weight. The best swimming exercise to begin at home is a full body swim that will help your glutes, hamstrings, and abdominals. Modify pool workouts. Paddle in the swimming pool on an imaginary bicycle. Play with the water inside the pool by extending your arms and moving them angularly in an 180 degrees angle.
7. Warrior III Pose
This yoga move is made to engage your legs, core and to fight the cellulite issue you might or might not be facing. To start, stand with your feet together and lift up the left leg with a pointed toe. Put your body weight onto the standing right leg and continue to lift your leg and drop the head and torso so they can form a horizontal line from head to toe with the arms at your sides. Engage your core and make sure the left thigh, hip, and toes are aligned. Then, while knowing that your knee shouldn’t lock, hold for 5 seconds and slowly return to standing position. Switch legs and repeat.
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8. Abdominal exercises
Start by lying on your back and stretching your arms behind your head. Raise your leg and keep it bent at the knee. Then reach with the opposite. Your left arm should touch your knee. Once you master that, try lifting your upper body slightly off the floor. This will strengthen your glutes and make your core stronger while giving you a set of the killer abdomen that is lean and all set to wear the part dress you are going to buy this weekend.
So what do you do now, since you know the basic exercises that will make your body feel great in summers? These exercises can fit into your summer body workout plan whether you are a male or female.
You work-out at home like a boss.
Nicola Anderson is a 25 year old
sports journalist based in UK. She loves watching MMA and boxing when she is not writing for various websites and blogs on sports, fitness and nutrition. She is a metal head and works out to tracks by Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, AC/DC and Slayer.