Effective At-Home Exercises

We all want to be in perfect shape, but it's hard to come by. Between constraints on time and funds, sometimes a trip to the gym isn't in the cards. However, that doesn't stop us from trying. There are still ways to get in your exercises while still in the comfort of your home. For those of us who don't have the dedication for "proper" exercises, here are a few things you can practice:

Forward Lunge

A simple yet effective technique. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and lower your body until your right knee is bent out at an angle. Then go back to your starting position and repeat with your left leg.


Can you feel the flashbacks to gym class yet? Still, it's implemented because it works. Get down on the floor, suspending yourself by the tips of your toes and your hands flat, shoulder width apart. Keep your body straight as your lower yourself to the floor as far as you can until your chest nearly reaches it, then push back up. Repeat this action as often as you can.


This is a very quick way to build ab muscles. Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you and your knees bent. Lift your heels into the air at an angle and lean back, extending your arms out in front of you as you do so. Slowly rotate your torso to the right, pause, then rotate to the left. Continue this switch off.


Kill two birds with one stone by building up strength in your ab muscles and your legs. Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and put your hands on your hips. Then push your hips back and lower your body until you are parallel to the floor. Hold that position as long as you can, then push yourself back to the starting position and repeat.Practice these techniques several times throughout the week, and soon enough, you'll be in good shape without even stepping foot in a gym. Keep in mind that results vary depending on body type, gender, and other factors. Don't lose hope if you don't see a change right away. These things, like all good things, take time.