Exercising indoors can be a challenge for people mostly because it’s really hard choosing an exercise which will be effective and won’t take much of your time. In this article we’re going to talk about exercises you can do in your house, that won’t be hard, so don’t worry if you’re a beginner and they won’t take too much time off of your busy schedule.
Planking is a really effective exercise and is great for building up your core muscles. It can be done in many different ways, there is the Side Plank, the High Plank, the forearm plank and the Rocking Plank. Let’s talk about the most common plank, which is the High Plank. For this you’ll need to bend down in a push-up position, with your arms extended completely. Hold this position for as long as you can and you’ll see yourself gasping for air in a couple of seconds. Planking can and will be great for your health, it will strengthen your spine therefore reducing risks of injuries, it will straighten your waist, if that’s what you’re looking for, and planking will also increase the overall metabolism off your body for the day.
Squatting is a great form of workout that will really help you with your entire body. Some may argue that, squatting might only be for the core, but in reality squatting works muscles across your body, from your hips to your core to your arms, everything is involved. Squatting can be done by anyone and anywhere, it’s that easy. You’ll just need to spread your feet hip-width apart and your arms by your side in the air, ahead of you. Pull your shoulder blades down and bend to a position where your thighs are parallel to the ground. Your knees should be behind your toes at all times and your back should be completely straight. After you’re in this position, bend up and down. The exercise can be customized and you can have weights or barbells in your hands and bend up and down with them. The exercise is tough but you will get a hang of it once you’ve practiced it numerous times.
Push-ups are great for developing a person’s upper body strength. Push-ups should be done with your hands stretched out to shoulder length and your body in a plank position just like we talked of before. While you’re in this position your back should be completely straight, have your legs extended completely, towards the back. With this position bend down with your entire body still straight, and hold your abs firmly in place. After bending down, come back up, and there you have it, a push-up. Push-up while are really effective can be useless if not done properly. So pull your buttocks down and try to stay that way throughout the exercise, otherwise there is no advantage of it. Neither on your core nor on your arms.
Lunges like each and every one of the exercises mentioned here, can be done inside the vicinity of your house. Lunges are great for having those perfectly toned legs and a straight lean body. Now remember, lunges can be as bad as they’re good, if you do them wrong. They can play a strong hand in inducing injuries on joints between your feet and shins, or otherwise the entire legs. So try to be careful and you’ll have your perfect exercise with you at all times. To do lunges properly, have your back perfectly straight and your arms relaxed and leaned backwards. After this, just take one step forward and bend your knees in a 90 degrees angle. Both your knees should be above the floor, not touching it and be completely parallel to the floor below. To complete the lunge just climb back up to your original position and you’re done.
While doing these exercises or any other, inside or outside the house, I do suggest you get a good compression apparel even though you’d think it isn’t that important. It will help you exercise and will let you have the freedom you need to move around and do stuff better than your trousers or your nickers.
Boxing and indoors don’t really go together, but now you can bring boxing to your home with the most basic gear in the market. Buy a punching bag, some gloves and you have the first step down. Now all you need is some training equipment, for boxing you won’t be need those heavy gym machines. Just get yourself a pull up bar and take out some pull ups every single day. I even suggest getting someone from your family or a buddy of yours to spar with, he won’t have to be an expert or anything, just someone who’ll hold the focus pad for you. And that’s all that you need to be home grown boxer
These were just of the exercises you can do indoors, and there are tons of others. These however are the ones I find the most effective, so I’ll suggest to try them out. Do Sets and Reps of each one of them just like you’d do in a gym, and increase the intensity of each exercise as you go along.
Nicola Anderson is a 25 year old sports journalist based in UK. She loves watching MMA and boxing and reviews boxing gloves as well.When she is not writing for various websites and blogs on sports, fitness and nutrition. She is a metal head and works out to tracks by Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, AC/DC and Slayer.