If you’re reading this article, you’re likely pressed for time and are researching efficient exercises you can do quickly and maybe even in the comfort of your home. You’ve come to the right place, busy mama!
The routines highlighted below don’t require much equipment. Still, check out this handy article for the best home workout equipment recommendations you can use to make your workouts more effective.
This exercise works your core muscles which are useful for pretty much every activity you do. It’s a good workout for the hip, thigh, and stomach areas. If done correctly, flutter kicks can also improve your posture and reduce back pain.
Bonus: You don’t need any equipment to do this exercise.
- Lie on your back.
- Lift your legs off the floor to a 45-degree angle.
- Keep your arms straightened on the floor.
- Lift your upper body off the ground.
- Move your legs up and down in a fluttering motion. Do this for about 30 seconds.
- Resume original position and start again.
This exercise is another great way to work your core muscles. It targets muscles in your chest, arms, and shoulders. Some of the benefits of this exercise include improved upper body strength and posture.
- Get on all fours. Make sure the distance between your hands is wider than your shoulders.
- With your arms and legs straightened, lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor.
- Push yourself back to your starting position, and repeat.
This is another cardio workout that is easy and costs nothing to do. What’s more, you can do the exercise anywhere. Jumping jacks can increase blood flow and improve your heart health. They may also benefit your bone health.
- Stand up straight with your feet together. Place your arms by your sides.
- Slightly bend your knees and jump. Spread your legs out and raise your arms as you do this.
- Do this for about 30 seconds.
This exercise uses various muscles in your body. It’s a good way to strengthen your arms, legs, back, and shoulders. Mountain climbers can also help you build endurance.
- Get on all fours.
- Lift your right foot off the floor, and bring your knee forward under your chest.
- Return the right leg to its original position, and repeat the process with your left leg.
- Repeat this with both legs.
- Increase speed so it feels like you are running.
This plyometric exercise is good for upper and lower body strength. It tones your legs and belly. It can also burn more calories than the traditional squats.
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart.
- Bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
- Jump off the floor as high as you can.
- Land with your knees bent to a 45-degree angle.
- Repeat the process.
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