Gym! Workouts You Can Do At Home written by: Tonya Many people feel intimidated
when they walk into a gym, especially if it’s one in a busy area. ..
mention just the process of getting up to go to the gym can feel like a chore.
So, if you’re looking for a way to work out without the gym, then use your very
own living room! You might be surprised at how easy it is to burn calories and
get fit without having to get in the car first. Below you will find 10 workouts
that can burn calories, build muscle and get your heart rate going.
This is one
of the best exercises for building muscle in your upper body, but also for
strengthening your core. In order to do pushups, start out on the floor with
your hands holding you up (they should be directly under each of your
After this, raise your feet so that your entire body is being held
up by your arms and legs. Then, bend your arms as far as you can go so that
your body is being lowered, making sure to keep your back straight. Continue to
do this for around 8-15 reps.
If this is
too difficult for you, then do the same exercise, except on your knees. This
will reduce the weight and should make it easier to bend down, but you should
still be keeping your back as straight as possible.
lying down on your back with your knees bent and your arms spread out to each
of your sides.
From here, lift your legs up in the air and bend them at the
knee. Then, lift your hips up and bring your knees in the direction of your
head. Hold this for a couple of seconds and then slowly lower your legs back
Repeat this for around 10 reps, but make sure to use control while you’re
help build muscle and they actually burn quite a few calories. To do these
properly, bend your knees at 90 degree angles, making sure your knees are NOT
bending over your feet. Straighten your back and hold your arms out straight in
front of you.
Hold this position for 30 seconds and then stand up straight
again. Repeat this again, but try to do one minute instead of thirty seconds
the next time.
If you have a hard time doing these, then bend only as far as you are
comfortable. You can work your way up to deeper squats with time, so don’t push
yourself too far the first time.
One of the
best workouts for the entire body is dancing! Fortunately this is something you
can do in the comfort of your home with a radio or any other form of music that
Dancing around to a good song will burn a lot of calories without you
even realizing it because you will be having so much fun! To burn the most calories
possible, make sure you move your arms and legs as much as you can.
Lie down on
your back with your arms at your sides and your legs straight in front of you.
From here, lift your legs so that they are several inches off of the ground,
but still straight.
To start the exercises, lift your left leg in the air and
then lower it back down, alternating your right leg up in the air at the same
time. Your alternating legs should resemble scissors while you’re doing the
exercise. Repeat this for 30 reps to get the best workout.
exercise will work your entire body, so do it regularly to slim down! Start out
by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Then, lower down into a
push-up position and do a push-up. From here, quickly stand up and jump in the
Clap your arms over your head and repeat for fifteen reps.
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