Great Equipment-Free Exercises
Exercising is of course very beneficial for your fitness level and your overall health, but many people think that exercise is only possible at a gym or with special equipment. That however is not true at all, because you can do a whole range of exercises at home, in a hotel room, or even in your office, that don’t require any equipment at all.
When you don’t have access to any equipment, you can do the following body weight exercises on the go or at home to stay in shape. The exercises listed below are designed to target every muscle in your body, so enjoy!
The Warm-up Routine – The Step Touch
This is a great warm-up exercise to get your little equipment-free workout going. Start with your back straight and your abs flexed, and have your hands at your side. Then breathe deeply when you step forwards and backwards, the whole time keeping your abs flexed and your hands on your hips. Remember to alternate between stepping with your left foot first and your right foot first.
High Knee March with Reach and Pull
This exercise will work out your quadriceps, triceps, your hips, and your shoulders too. For this exercise, keep your back straight with your feet shoulder width apart, as well, keep your abs flexed firmly and raise your hands straight into the air above your head. To do the exercise quickly raise one knee into the air as high as you can, and at the same time pull your hands down in a pump motion, bringing your elbows to your hips. Repeat this exercise with each leg for as many reps as you feel comfortable doing. Before your try doing this exercise, you should practice doing the high knee march without pumping your arms.
The Skater Squat
Skater squats are excellent for working out your outer thighs, hips, glutes, and your quadriceps. To start this exercise, clasp your hands at chest level and stand tall with your feet shoulder width apart. Squat down as far as you can go when you exhale, and then when you inhale, stand back up with all of your weight on one foot, while lifting the other leg to the side. Repeat this action for 10 repetitions for each leg, and if you feel that is too easy, then do some more!
This is a great exercise to do that trains your lower back muscles, not to mention that it sounds cool too! Start by lying face down at the ground with your legs point straight down and your arms pointing straight up. Then lift both your legs and your arms as far as you can into the air (remembering that you are lying face down). Hold this position for 30 seconds if you can, and if you can’t then try to work your way up to that length.