Spring is on the way! And with it comes lighter, airy clothing that exposes more arm, back, and leg! You might be hesitant to to change into your spring wardrobe without some toning up first. So off to the gym you go, right? Wrong! gym memberships can be costly, costing you an easy $50.00 and up a month for basic membership. Take advantage of any of the training services or classes while you are there, and your fee just went up another $20.00 or more!
So does that mean you need to resort to wearing your bathing suit cover up all season? No way! There are plenty of home exercises you can do right in your own living room that promise fast results. You don’t need expensive equipment either. Just some simple hand weights or elastic band for resistance will do!
Take a peek at these simple home exercises that can easily save you $54.79 a month!
These are very effective at strengthening the triceps! Begin by kneeling on the floor with your feet together. Place your hands on the ground, shoulder-width apart. Because many women who lack natural upper body strength, you may want to keep your knees on the ground; otherwise, straighten your legs and maintain a flat back. Bend your elbows and descend toward the floor until your chest or chin touches the floor and then rise back up. Repeat 12 to 15 times and complete two to three sets.
Awesome Abdominal Crunches
Doing abdominal crunches is an effective way to tone this area of your body. Begin by laying on the floor with your knees bent and placing your feet close to your buttocks. Cross your arms in front of your chest or behind your head. Slowly raise your shoulders and upper torso off the ground, keeping your chin facing the ceiling. Lower slowly back down and repeat 10 to 12 times for two to three sets.
Joyous Jumping Jacks
Just like you did in grade school gym class! Basic jumping jacks can get your heart rate up and your blood flowing. Jumping jacks do not require any extra equipment or a large space. Start out doing 10 to 12 jumping jacks and then rest for 30 seconds before beginning the next set. Do 10 to 12 repetitions and three sets.
Lie on your back on the floor or exercise mat with your knees bent, feet hip-distance apart on the floor, heels aligned vertically with your knees, and arms alongside your body on the floor. Place the weighted ball between your thighs just above your knees and squeeze throughout the exercise.
Now Some Savory Stretching!
Once you have completed your workout it is important to stretch your entire body to prevent injury. To stretch your quadriceps, stand on your right leg, using a chair for balance, and take your left ankle in your left hand and pull your leg towards your back. Repeat on the other side. To stretch your shoulders, raise both hands above your head, bend your left arm and grab your elbow with your right hand and gently pull downwards. Hold for 30 seconds and then repeat with your other arm.
As you can see, these are very simple, very basic work out routines. However, they offer huge results! Skip the fancy classes and equipment and try these for 30 days instead. Not only will you save money, you will lose inches!
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