6 exercises that don't require a gym
You don't need to go to the gym to get fit. You don't even need to go outside. Wherever you are, all you need is some floor space, and your body. Nothing else!
Here are some of my favourite exercises that will get your whole body working and burning.
1. High Knees
Great to start with as a warm up exercise, which will get your heart rate going and stretch and strengthen your hip flexors, quads and glutes.
Another good warm up and cardio session. Burpees work your whole body and improve strength and endurance.
Lunges will target your quads, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and major core muscles. Do any type of lunge, mixing it up each time, including reverse lunges, jump lunges and curtsy lunges.
4. Up-Down Plank
A combination of a push-up and a plank, which targets your abs, lower back, triceps, glutes and quads and is fantastic for strengthening your core. Don’t forget to keep your core engaged maintaining a steady pace as you move up to extended arms, and back down to your elbows.
5. Squat Jumps
An explosive powerful movement that targets your glutes and legs. From a squat position, stand and spring up off your feet to jump up into the air, and land back down again softly and smoothly into a squat.
6. Bicycle Crunches
Instead of plain crunches, try doing bicycle crunches, which gets your heart rate up and targets your upper and lower abs, and sculpts your glutes and quads at the same time.
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Emily Skye is a strength training expert and the face of FIT, the digital fitness app that helps women worldwide build strength and confidence, stay active through pregnancy and rebuild post-pregnancy. Emily holds a Certificate IV in Fitness and Master Trainer qualification from the Australian Institute of Fitness. She is also co-founder of James Cosmetics and a mother of two.
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