Want to work out at home without the hassle? This work out is just the ticket! Let’s get started.
Your equipment list for this workout:
- 10 square feet of floor space.
No stretchy bands, balls, or dumbbells (even a mat is optional). No state-of-the-art machinery to wait in line for at the gym. What’s the point? This routine can be done anywhere, anytime, and in just 15 minutes. Most important, it can lead to superior results. While machines and props
isolate and strengthen individual muscles, they don’t build overall functional strength. “Hoisting your own body weight distributes the exercise load over multiple muscle systems, providing strength and tone without bulk,” says Juan Carlos Santana, CEO of the Institute of Human Performance in Florida.
Warm up or cramp up
Before you start, warming up is key! Otherwise you’re inviting cramps and we all know how bad those are. Make it fun for yourself, either do jumping jacks or just run in place to get your heart pumping.
Squats are your friend
Start with squats. Squats do wonders for your circulation. The muscle stretching that you get from doing the squats gets the blood pumping throughout your entire body and improves your overall health.
Push-up up and away
Push-ups are one of the oldest and most basic of exercises for a simple reason. They work. The exercise positions all the muscles in our upper body and builds optimal strength in the forearms, shoulders and chest. For us ladies, they will “get rid of the jiggle” by targeting the upper arms.
Side Lunges, just say yes
The Side Lunge is also a unique lower body exercise, it works not only the quadriceps (thighs) but the Side Lunge also targets the inner and outer thighs, hips, gluts and indirectly works the calves as well.
This total-body workout, unrestricted by fancy equipment, is designed to do wonders. Aim for 2 or 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps of each exercise, resting 30 to 60 seconds between moves. Do the routine 2 or 3 nonconsecutive days a week and after 4 weeks, change the “you” on your list to your Scorching Body!