Ever since much of the world has gone into lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, there's a collective feeling of not being as physically active as we should be. Your gym plans went down the drain, you probably shouldn't go out for a run, and you don't have any equipment at home to help you exercise. So, how does one stay fit in this situation? How to get over the crushing guilt of sitting on your couch all day? (there's only so much Netflix you could watch!).
Well, use your Bodyweight!
If you think you need equipment to be able to exercise, you're absolutely in the wrong. You can always use your own body to tool your resistance and build your strength. That is what we call…Bodyweight exercises!
In this article, we break down 5 Bodyweight Exercises To Do During The Lockdown:
Click here to learn how to do a Donkey Kick
A rather simple and beginner friendly exercise, in this you position your body on all fours and bring your right knee to your chest. Ensure your leg is flexed and not loose. Then, kick your right leg upwards and bring it back to your knee. Repeat this with alternating sides.
Click here to learn how to do Plank Jacks
Start with a high plank, where you start off by bringing your hands to the ground and straightening your back. Now jump your feet in and out, sideways, like you would in jumping jacks.
Click here to learn how to do Side Step Squats
Stand with your hands positioned on your hips and your body straightened. Move one leg to the side, stretching it wide, and squat by bending your knees and pushing your butt back. Return to position by straightening your knee, and bringing your leg back. Now repeat with alternating sides.
Click here to learn how to do Jump Squats
For this position, widen your legs an inch more than their regular position, position yourself for a squat with your knees bended and your butt arched. Jump high up into the air while maintaining your position. You can relax your body when you jump down.
Diamond Push Ups
Click here to learn how to do Diamond Push Ups
Start off by getting into a high plank position with your fingers forming a triangle that faces you, then bend your elbows low enough to reach your chest, or as close to it, towards the floor, and push your body back up. Be sure to maintain this position throughout.
Lazy Guilt no more! With these 5 bodyweight exercises, you can make sure to make your day more productive at home, and make some solid progress in your fitness journey.