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Household Items you can use to exercise at home

  1. Mountain climbers

You’ll need to be on tiles or wooden floor for this exercise. Start in a high plank position with both feet on folded towels. Slide your right knee forward to chest. Push right knee back to return to high plank. Repeat with the left knee. This is a great cardio exercise. Start with 1eps per leg for 1-2 rounds. Build up to 20 reps per leg for three rounds.

  1. Livingroom wall sits

Find a wall with a big enough space for you to lean on. Sit in a squat with your back resting against the wall. You should look like you’re sitting in a chair with your legs are 90 degrees. Hold it. Start with 1-2 rounds of 30secconds and build up to 3 rounds of 1min as your strength increases. Your legs will burn, but it’s worth it, trust us!

  1. Tricep dips with a chair

Sit on the end of the seat and place your hands behind your hips. Lift your hips off the seat and walk your feet forward, slowly lower your body downward. Extend your arms, raising your body upward and support your weight with your arms. Beginners can try 1-2 sets of 6-8 reps. More conditioned exercisers can try three sets of 10-12 reps.

  1. Milk/water bottle Russian twists.

For this, you can use a 1l, 2l or 5l bottle filled with water. Sit on the floor holding the bottle. Lean back, keeping your back straight and engage your core. Rotate your torso and try and touch the floor each side with the water bottle. Begin with 6-8 reps on each side for 1-2 rounds. Build up to 20 reps on each side for three rounds. To make it more difficult, raise your feet off the floor.

  1. Tabletop press-ups

These are brilliant for people who are beginning building up strength to full press-ups.  Incline press-ups can be done anywhere around the home – on a countertop, table, bed or even against the wall.  To use a table, place your hands on the table shoulder-width apart. Stretch your legs out behind you, body nice and straight. Lower your weight down, keeping your elbows tight to your body, and press back up. Begin with 5-6 sets for 1-2 rounds. Build up to 10-12 reps for three rounds.

 

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