Summer is not long away, but it is still realistic to lose weight. This will be the time to wear light dresses and short skirts. Even you can do these exercise without leaving your home. You only need comfortable clothes and shoes, a fitness mat and a lot of motivation.
That’s why I found these eight quick weight loss exercises that target all parts of your body and take only 10 minutes a day.
Before a workout, do a light warm-up. Each exercise should be done in 3 sets.
This is a basic exercise in Pilates, it works the abs well and gives them that coveted relief. Lie on your back, shoulders off the floor, and raise your legs at a 45-degree angle. As you exhale, pull your arms forward toward your legs and lift your torso so that your body assumes a V position. As you breathe in, lower your body. To keep your balance, imagine you have a ball on your stomach. Do 15 repetitions.
2- Push-ups + side plank
This is one of the best exercises for shaping a beautiful body – it engages the triceps, shoulders, back, chest, and also involves the abs and legs. Stand in a prone position and do one push-up. On the way out, turn your body to the right into a side plank with your arm reaching up. Hold this position for five seconds. Return to the bar. Then do one push-up and repeat the same action to the left side. Make 10 repetitions of this kind.
To strengthen and stretch your back muscles, do the following exercise. Lie down on your stomach. Straighten your arms, flex, and lift your torso. Keep your hips on the floor. Start rocking so that your chest is pushed forward and your legs are lifted up, and then vice versa – your legs are lowered to the floor and your chest is lifted off the floor. Perform this exercise for 15 seconds.
4- Reverse push-ups
Now let’s tighten up the flabby arms. This is a good exercise for triceps and back muscle tone. Sit down with your knees bent and your legs slightly apart. Place your hands slightly behind you, palms facing you. Straighten one leg and lift the thigh up, putting the weight of the body on your hands. Then swing that leg while bending your arms at the elbows. Then lower your leg and straighten your arms. Repeat 10 times for each side.
5- One-Leg Bridge
Lie on back, bend knees, hands pressed to floor. Rest your left foot on the floor and lift your right foot. As you inhale, lift your pelvis off the floor and push it up, then as you inhale lower it down. Repeat 15 times, then change legs.
6- Lying leg raises
Work on the lower abdominal. Lie on your back, lower back pressed to the floor, legs straight. Place your hands behind your head, slightly lift your body off the floor, stretch your top toward the ceiling. As you inhale raise your straight legs, and as you exhale lower them to the floor. Try not to arch your back or pull your lower back away. Complete 20 repetitions.
This seemingly simple exercise works every muscle in your legs. Place your feet wide apart with your toes apart. Do a deep squat. Do short, pulsating squats with your hands at your waist. Repeat 20 times.
8- Plie with jumping
The starting position is the same as the previous exercise. Now after squatting, jump up. Pull your toes up and keep your back straight. Then land gently on the floor. Do 20 of these jumps.