If you follow us on socials, then you certainly saw that we prefer gym to any home workout. There are several reasons why we choose this. First, we have 1h for workouts, where kids won’t interrupt us, to ask for something, or simply to try to stay on us. Second reason, the workouts done in a class full of people and a teacher, motivates a lot, and you don’t give up after the first 15 minutes of training. Last but not least, when you pay you are more motivated to do the workout, then when it is for free.
After 1 week of lock down, and doing nothing of workout, we began to feel our back hurt and that we began to grow in size, and it is not so funny. We understood that this cannot continue like this, only because the lock down can continue for longer than only 2 weeks, and it is really like this. That is why we began to challenge each other for some exercises. The exercises are hardcore, but the best of those, is that you do not need 1h, with 15 minutes you will have all the workouts done, and will sweat a lot.
Our top 5 workouts at home.
To do a crunch, start by lying on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Then, cross your arms over your chest. When you’re ready, lift your shoulders off the mat while contracting your abs and exhaling. We did 100 crunches on the first day, and then 50 on each other day. If you are not used to so many, we propose you to begin with 10, and increment with 2 more each day.
- Wall Sit
The wall sit exercise is a real quad burner, working the muscles in the front of your thighs. This exercise is generally used for building isometric strength. I used to stay for 2 minutes without any weight on my legs, but there are people who love to use weight. I would propose you begin with 30 seconds.
The plank (also called a front hold, hover, or abdominal bridge) is an isometric core strength exercise that involves maintaining a position similar to a push-up for the maximum possible time. Experts advise us to stay for 10 minutes. I was staying only 3 minutes, but only because it was after doing 100 crunches.
The burpee, or squat thrust, is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise. I am not a fan of burpees, as I think I am doing those wrong. That is why, I prefer whatever other workout to those. I advise you to begin with 10, and every day to increase with 2.
A lunge is a single-leg body weight exercise that works your hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and core and the hard-to-reach muscles of your inner thighs. These are my favorites, and hubby doesn’t like those.
Good luck with your challenges during the lock down. I Hope you enjoy the time with your family and be positive during this time.