How many days have you, as a busy mom, made an effort to get to the gym, but just couldn’t fit the outing into your schedule? On some days, getting to the gym just isn’t in the cards. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss your workout. Get moving with these great exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home. No gym needed.
Push-Up: A multi-functional move, the push-up requires you to engage multiple muscles, including biceps, core, triceps, and shoulders. Plus, it delivers a dose of cardio as the heart must work hard to get oxygen to all the various muscle groups. Proper form is essential.
Downward-Facing Dog: It’s not just for yogis anymore. Perform the downward-dog and experience a variety of muscular and spiritual benefits: increasing upper body strength, building bone density, waking up your mind and muscles, helping lessen back pain, and more.
Squat Jumps: This dynamic move burns a ton of calories while simultaneously improving balance and total body strength. It’s also a great overall body-toning exercise. Never done a squat jump before? Learn with the video and start squat jumping today.
Forward Lunge: Fire up those legs and glutes with some lunges. When doing a lunge, it’s very important to maintain proper form to protect your knees. Make sure you keep your core activated throughout the entire movement.
Plank: Everybody wants a strong, toned midsection. This is the exercise to help you get one. On top of a great core workout, a plank also helps boost your arm and leg strength as you hold yourself up.
Don’t ever let being busy get in the way of your workout. Happy exercising at home!This post was originally published on Laila Ali Lifestyle