In as much as confinement can tempt you to curl up on the couch and binge-watch Netflix, we’ve still got to make sure that you stay in shape during the lockdown. Whether you’ve joined the 21-day-lockdown challenge or just need a few tips on how to stay on you’re A-game… We got you! Here are 6 ways to ensure you stay in shape during the lockdown.
First of all, let’s talk about the equipment you will need to get the maximum impact from your at-home workout.
If you’re space-constricted at home, dumbbells are your go-to tool for toning your arms, back, and abs. Sitting around at home in isolation can leave you feeling lazy so these can help increase muscle activation while reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes.
2. Yoga Mat
A great investment! Doing yoga on the floor can leave your body aching after a good session. A towel or carpet make it even harder to find balance as they may slide under you while doing complex poses. Better be safe than sorry – just use a yoga mat.
3. Jumping rope
Using a jumping rope is a great form of cardio, especially when you’re stuck indoors. Just 10 minutes of jumping rope has been found to be the equivalent of jogging for 30 minutes.
If you don’t have any equipment at home we’ve put together a few routines you can try to keep you in tip-top form.
Popularly known for toning glutes. Squats require several muscles in your lower and upper body to work simultaneously, this helps improve your mobility and balance. Squats are also known to be one of the best ways to tone your body naturally while strengthening your lungs and heart.
5. V sit-ups
V sit-ups are an effective way to target your core area because they target the abdominal muscles and strengthens your back muscles while toning down your obliques. In as much as this exercise may have plenty of benefits, if not done properly it can result to lower back injury and pain.
This exercise can really helps you work on your quads, hamstring, chest and arms. Burpees are an effective way to help improve your body’s posture and generally helps you lose weight fast while burning calories