When you hear the word “workout” images of a stinky, sweaty gym come to mind. There, you’re surrounded by a sea of people who are bigger, faster and stronger than you can ever be. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Not only can you exercise in the comfort of your own home, but you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas. There are plenty of exercises one can do but let’s just look at 7 for now.
1. MORNING WORKOUT: SQUAT EXERCISES
Get a timer out and set it for 7 minutes. The first exercise you will do for one minute and that is both wide and narrow squats. This exercise is great for the glutes and thigh regions. Furthermore, all you need is your body and a floor to squat on.
2. MORNING WORKOUT: PUSH UP EXERCISES
After you finish the squats, get down and do some old-fashioned push-ups. You can do them for a minute straight or do one, then rotate your body so one arm remains on the ground and the other reaches toward the sky. Switch arms after every pushup.
3. MORNING WORKOUT: LUNGE AND TWIST EXERCISES
Just like the name says, you will be lunging and twisting here. Grab dumbbells, do a lunge and then a twist. It’s that easy. Furthermore, you might have a new dance move on hand.
4. MORNING WORKOUT: DIP AND KICK EXERCISES
It’s time to be like a crab. Get down with your stomach facing the air but supporting yourself with arms and legs. You know, like the crab walk you did as a kid. In that position, dip your bottom to the ground and kick one leg up. Alternating each time of course.
5. MORNING WORKOUT: SQUAT AND DUMBELL SWING EXERCISES
For this one, grab two dumbbells and get in a sumo squat position. Start with them above your head and swing them under your legs while squatting. This is a great arm and inner thigh exercise.
6. MORNING EXCERCISE: CROSSOVER KNEE TUCK
Keep those dumbbells in the hand and sit down. Bring one knee to your chest and with the opposite dumbbells, reach over to it. Then bring the other knee to your chest and crossover with the other dumbbells. Just keep tucking and crossing over for the next minute.
7. THE PLANK
Of course, we saved the best for last. Years ago, planking was a fad but it actually has some health benefits. Doing a plank for a minute in part of this routine will help built a strong core and lower back. Plus, you can do it anywhere!