For most people, getting up and going to the gym is half the battle. We all love the comfort of our own homes, and after a long day, it can be an exhausting task to get up from the couch and go to the gym. For all my tired people, I have ten easy exercises that you can do from home. And trust me, it’ll be a lot faster than going to the gym.
1. Squats/Sumo-Squat Combo
For leg-toning and bum building, squats are totally practical for an at home exercise. A trick to bring up difficulty is to up your reps each day. Start at 25 reps and work up 5 each day.
If you’re already pretty strong in your lower body, use weights! Now, since you’re home and possibly don’t have any dumbbells lying around, use anything that you believe would increase the difficulty of the exercise.
Get down on a mat and start crunching!
Crunches and sit-ups are a simple ab routine that don’t require anything more than a nice surface for your back to lay on.
Likewise to sit-ups and crunches, planks are an exercise that you can do at home with no equipment needed. Plus, people only plank for on average one minute per rep, so it won’t take that long to finish up this ab workout.
4. Wall Sit
This one is a killer for those of you who still need to work on leg strengthening. Get up against a wall in your house and bring your phone with you to time it. Prop yourself against the wall, and get in a sitting position (knees bend, bank straight).
Try this for a minute. If it becomes too difficult, split it into thirty seconds each.
5. Resistance Bands
This easy exercise requires one piece of equipment; a resistance band.
Stop sighing, because this one purchase will save you a world of trouble moving from machine to machine, as it has the power to provide you with a full body workout!
Resistance bands can be used for legs, core, and arms. You can attach it to railings in your house and do arm pulls for biceps, put the band between your ankles and push out to work your thighs, and the list goes on.
6. Adjusted Push-ups
No one likes push-ups. And they definitely aren’t part of any “easy exercises” list.
Which is why I’ve included my adjusted push-ups on this list; they are a much easier exercise than regular push-ups. Instead of keeping your legs off the ground, when going in for the push-up, keep your knees together on the floor and lift your calves.
7. Skip Rope
Skipping is the most effective form of cardio that any beginner could find. A short period of twenty minutes will have your heart-rate up and you dripping in sweat.
Plus, it’s a hell of a lot funner than running on a treadmill. And an easier exercise than running track.
Find a space in your house or backyard where your rope won’t knock anything over, and do increments of five minute skipping until you reach twenty minutes.
8. Leg lifts/Bicycle Kick Combo
As far as easy exercises go, abs are among the easiest body parts to workout at home; they mostly don’t require any equipment handy.
For this combo, get on the ground and start by doing a few reps of leg lifts. Keep your back flat and don’t bend your neck. Rotate to the bicycle kicks. I recommend doing about fifty of each to feel something working out, but feel free to do as many as you can!
9. Bench Jumps
A fairly easy exercise, bench jumps effectively get your heart rate up with very few reps. Do as many as you can in a row to a few of your favorite songs and the calories will fly, I promise!
10. Jumping Jacks
The queen of easy exercises, jumping jacks are fun and don’t get enough credit. They can be done practically anywhere in your house and once again, it’s a much easier cardio than a treadmill.