If it used to be your routine to head to the gym for a workout, those days are temporarily gone. Businesses are closed and we're all staying home. While quarantining can be stressful and you likely don't feel like exercising, maintaining some structure in your day and getting some fitness in can help right now.
Many gyms, studios and personal trainers are offering free home workouts you can jump into on Instagram Live, Facebook Life, Zoom and more. Whether you're ready to dive into a full workout or you just want to add more movement to your day, here are four workout moves you can do from the comfort of your home.
Ready to build your leg muscles? Wall sits are simple, but they active your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. Do wall sits by leading your back against the wall, feet planted on the floor and then sit down so your knees move to a 90-degree angle. Start by holding for 30 seconds and resting 30 seconds, repeating 3-5 times. Build up to holding for longer periods.
You don’t need any equipment for planks unless you want to do the on a yoga mat. They benefit your whole body and really work your core. Begin doing planks on your forearms. Over time you can build up strength and work on doing side planks.
If you want to work the entire body while boosting your heartrate, burpees are for you. They get your entire body working. Move from standing into a squat, jump back feet so you’re in a plank position. Do a pushup. Then jump back to your feet. Do as many as you can for 20 seconds, rest for 10, and keep repeating to get a full workout.
Mountain climbers also offer a powerful move that build endurance, strength, and cardiovascular stamina. Begin in high plank, engaging your core. Bring your right knee towards the chest and return to start. Then bring your left knee towards your chest, returning to start. That’s a single rep. continue alternating your legs while keeping your body straight. Try doing several sets of 10. Increase speed to make it harder.