When it comes to getting a good home fitness exercise, sometimes the classics are the best. A few classics are crunches, jumping jacks, pushups, and squats…
Starting with crunches for your home fitness exercise, you will lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground and your knees bent towards the ceiling. Your feet should be approximately six inches from your rear end. Cross your arms over your chest and using your abdominal muscles, lift the back of your shoulders off the ground and towards your pelvis. Make sure to leave your lower back firmly on the ground.
You can perform crunches by placing your hands behind your head; however, some people start relying on their hands to bring up their head instead of using the abdominals. Do what is most comfortable for you. If your abs do not feel tight while doing crunches then they are not being done correctly.
Jumping Jacks are a classic and fun way of getting a cardio workout. To begin, stand straight (do not lock your knees) with your arms resting at your sides. Jump while separating your legs until they are approximately shoulder width apart. At the same time, keep your arms straight and to your side and bring your hands above your head. Some people prefer to clap as they bring their arms up, but this is entirely a preference. Finish by bringing your hands back down to your side and jumping so you’re standing straight.
To perform pushups lie flat on your stomach. Bend your elbows and bring your hands with your palms on the ground to shoulder level. Your toes should be tucked under your feet so the top of your feet will not be touching the ground. Now you will straighten your arms and push your body off the floor. Keep your body straight and hold this for a couple seconds. Finally, lower your body back down so your chest touches the floor.
To perform a squat, start by standing with your feet approximately shoulder-width apart. While keeping your back straight, bend at the knees and act as if you’re going to sit in an invisible chair. To avoid injury, do not lower yourself more than 90 degrees and keep your back straight. Bring your body back up by straightening your knees.
These classic workouts continue to be effective in the fitness world. For a more intense home fitness exercise, add dumbbells to your routine.
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