Lifestyle | Shape up at home

Lifestyle | Shape up at home

Gym this, gym that. I know I have posted the pros of going to a gym and how to keep motivated, having said that, you don’t need to be paying top price for a membership to get yourself in health and fitness mode. There are plenty of at home routines and tricks that can help you shape up in the comfort of your own surroundings.

SQUATS – These are both my friend and enemy. After a short while not only do your muscles cry, but your bum grows, pure magic. As they say pain is gain and this is well worth it if you want that Kim K (or shall I say Khloe K) booty!
** Go hard or go home with jump squats and weightd squats**

PLANKING – Hmmmmm, this is my worst kind of at home routine and the only time on earth a minute really does feel like a lifetime. Stop staring at the stop watch and just keep thinking of the toned tum you could get with this super easy but mighty tough at home excersise.

LUNGES – If you haven’t noticed I am more interested in my bum and legs, but this does both. A hell load of stretching, but it works. Kee them low and do walking lunges to feel the full effect.

WALL SIT – These are another that sound too easy. You instantly realise how stupid that thought was when you can no longer stand the burn after 10 seconds. Stick at it and power through to tone those thighs and bum. Keep your back straight to make it a litte more bearable.

CRUNCHES – Target that tum with crunches. There are a variety of crunches, but I prefer the alternating crunch to target my legs too! Short bursts inbetween other small excersises breaks up the burn.

BRIDGE RAISES – These are my favourite and always do my target amount and more. With little to no pain, I feel it works the most target areas.

DONKEY KICKS – Another personal favourite, I love the simplicity but the effectiveness of this excersise. Vary your donkey kicks with pulses and keeping your leg raised and making small circles.
**Make sure you use a yoga matt or on a soft surface to keep your knees from aching**

Working out at home can get you to focus on some of the areas you neglect at the gym, and doesn’t have to end in you breking a sweat. I like to create my own ‘routine’ every evening to target my consious areas, and gives me the peace of mind knowing I’ve done something, however big or small.

Do you have any at home routines that you stick to of a evening? Are there some that I should try? I would love to know and try something new, so comment below.

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