When we think of working out, we assume we need to go to the gym, but you can do simple but effective exercises at home-and even better, in your own bed.
We have selected a few great exercises that, when combined with a balanced diet, are incredibly effective.
1. Glute Bridge
Lie on your back and lift your buttocks. Stay in this position and slowly move to the tightest position you can. To increase the intensity, you can lift one leg and repeat with the other.
2. Russian twist
Starting from a seated position, bend your knees, lean back slightly and lift your feet. Slowly twist the torso to one side, return to starting position and slowly twist to the other side.
The plank is a very simple but very effective exercise. Bend your elbows, making sure they are just below your shoulders, and your body should form a straight line from your head to your feet. Hold this position as long as possible. Keep your back straight.
4. Push-Up Hold
From plank position, place hands under shoulders with elbows extended. Keep abs engaged and back straight. Lower chest to floor and hold as long as possible. Return to starting position.
5. Criss Cross
Lie on your back and raise your legs, keeping them straight. Bring one ankle over the other and switch in a crisscross motion down to the diagonal.
6. Full Body Crunch
Lie on your back. Lift your feet off the floor and bend your knees toward your chest as you crunch your upper body. Crunch your lower and upper body together, then lower your upper body back down. Keep your feet off the floor until you finish the reps.
7. Reverse Crunches
Reverse crunches are one of the most effective ab exercises. Lie on your back with your knees together and your legs bent 90 degrees. Slowly crunch your knees and lift your hips off the floor. Pause for a moment at the top, then lower back down.
Lie on your stomach with both arms out in front of you. Extend your arms as far as possible, keeping your elbows slightly straight. Lift legs and arms off floor, pause, and return to starting position. Repeat.
If you want to transform your body or just keep it toned, this set of exercises is sure to help. Just do them a few times a week, or even every day, and the results will amaze you. Remember, consistency is the key to success!
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