10 effective exercises you can do at home
Now that YouTube workouts and Instagram HIIT sessions have replaced our gym routines, we’re always on the lookout for exciting new ways to move our bodies and get a sweat on at home.
Unfortunately, a lack of outdoor space plus upstairs and downstairs neighbours often means that jumping jacks, spot running, and burpees are a no-go. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Read on and discover 10 amazingly effective and super-quiet exercises you can do in any space…
You can’t go wrong with a classic set of core engaging crunches. Lie on your back with legs lifted to a 90-degree angle. Use your hands to softly support your head and neck, and crunch!
This exercise is another great one for your abs. Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor, then lift your head and shoulders slightly up and alternate tapping your fingertips to the back of each heel to feel the burn.
For your lower abs, lie on the floor with your hands under your bottom for support. Lift both legs to a 45-degree angle and begin the cutting motion with each leg sweeping over the other in turn.
Whether you’re a full push-up pro or you use your knees for support, they’re silent and perfect for building up your arms and shoulders.
With your feet hip width apart, clasp your hands at your chest and lower yourself into a seated position whilst making sure your knees don’t move over your toes. Stand upright and repeat!
For an inner leg burn, have your feet turned out and slightly wider than hip-width apart. Squat and repeat!
Reverse lunge kicks
This is a tough one! Step back into a lunge stance and as you stand up, kick the lunged leg forward. Repeat on both sides.
Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, press your back against the wall and slide down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. And hold…
Sit down and place your feet flat on the floor. Lie your palms flat just behind your shoulders and raise your bottom off the ground. Slowly bend your arms to lower yourself up and down without letting your bottom touch the floor.
Controlled mountain climbers
Keeping your arms straight, move into a high plank position. Bring your right knee underneath and towards your left shoulder, then repeat on the other side. Make sure to engage your core!