Generally, the process of losing weight takes a lot of time and effort. Whether you’re spending hours in the gym or struggling to stick to your diet, you may feel like wish there was some easy part of the process. You can give yourself a break by using a few exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Try these 8 exercises for easier weight loss:
#1 Jumping Jacks
Stand up tall with your feet together and jump, spreading your legs fairly wide while lifting both arms straight over your head, connecting your hands at the same time. Quickly jump back to your starting position and repeat the process at a steady pace for at least 45 seconds.
#2 Mountain Climbers
Lie down on your stomach and brace yourself with your palms and toes touching the ground, lifting your body weight. Keep your palms parallel with your shoulders for proper form. One at a time, touch your knees to the side of your elbow or arm. Repeat at least 30 times for each side.
Start in a straight standing position, crouch down as if you’re getting ready to race with palms and toes touching the ground. Jump your legs into pushup position then back into crouching position. Finally jump into standing position with your hands above your head keeping legs and hands together. Repeat the sequence as desired.
#4 Bicycle Crunches
Lie on your back and make sure your body is straight. Put your hands under your head for support and lift legs to a 90-degree position, folding your knees to another 90-degree angle for easier control. Alternating knees, bring one at a time to try and touch the opposite side elbow. Right knee to left elbow and vice versa. When the knee meets the elbow hold for 5 seconds before proceeding. Repeat for each side 15 times.
#5 Plank Pose
Lie flat on your stomach then lift your body weight using your arms and toes only. Your forearms from elbow to hand should be firmly on the ground for support. Keep your legs straight and put your weight on your arms. Make sure hands are in line with shoulders. Hold the plank pose as long as possible, rest and repeat as many times as desired, increasing hold time.
Stand up straight with your legs open and parallel with your shoulders and hands behind your head. Bend your knees and go down in the same position, sticking your bottom out and keeping your knees in line or behind the tips of your toes. Come up again and repeat the sitting process, keeping form and staying balanced. Do at least 30 repetitions at a steady, but quick pace.
#7 Butt Kicks
Stand with your legs slightly spread, shoulder width and keep your hands in fists and lifted as if preparing to punch. Pick up one leg at a time and try to kick your butt. Alternate legs and repeat 15 times at a quick pace.
Lie down on your stomach and use your toes and palms to lift your weight off the ground. Keep palms evenly spaced directly below your shoulders. Keep your legs and body straight and lower your body bending only your arms. Come back up to a position with completely straight arms. Repeat 15 times.
Try these moves anytime you want at home and move towards your weight loss goals!
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