Your gym is shut down and you must respect the recommendations of social distancing due to the outbreak of Coronavirus? Don’t worry, you can stay at home and get fitness!
There are so many exercises you can do from the comfort of your home. So, you can start training today: no gym or equipment required!
Please note, before you start your workout, you should always start with a 5-10 minutes warm-up to get your muscles active and your heart rate up. Remember, when you skip a warm-up and just go from 0 to 60, you’re setting your body up to be less efficient—and potentially end up with an injury.
To warm your body up, you can do some jumping jacks, kicks, squats-jump or you can jog in place.
Know that the best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require a lot of equipment—or any equipment. You can use your own bodyweight. By using your bodyweight, you can do exercises to work every muscle in your body, from your chest to your quads to your butt and to your core.
Let’s jump into some exercises and get fitness.
Push-up for your Chest
The pushup is an effective way to build chest muscles, but also your triceps, your deltoids and your entire core. To do the pushup the right way, start with the hands slightly wider than the shoulders with the elbows straight.
Squats for your Quads
The Squats are a great exercise for the whole body. However, the most obvious benefit is building your leg muscles, quadriceps, or quads. But they also work your hamstrings and your glutes.
The Bridge for your Butt
Looking to have the perfect posterior? The Glute Bridges are the best exercises for it because they target your all three muscles that make up your glutes and the hamstrings. Also, if you do it correctly, the bridge is great exercise to enhance hip mobility and strengthening your lower back.
Plank for your Core
Planks are an ideal exercise for building abs muscles. They don’t involve doing any crunches and the basic plank doesn’t need any movement. Plank exercices engage all major core muscle groups including the transverse abdominus, the rectus abdominus, the external oblique muscle, and the glutes.
Please note, for any of these exercices, you don’t really need to do a certain number of repetitions. You know the limit of your body, so I suggest you respect it. If you can do several repetitions, go ahead and do it. If you can only do a few, that’s fine too. The important thing is to continue training and not to let the confinement of Coronavirus stop you.
I hope this article will help you keep fitness during the Coronavirus lock-down. If want to know what other exercices you can do from home, please visit our section Fitness.
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