No time to hit the gym? Try these three simple exercises for a total body workout at home
"Keep your upper body straight and always engage your core"
LOVE YOUR LOWER BODY LUNGE
Lunges are a great way to tone your thighs and booty, and the most effective way is to go into a deep lunge, placing your hands on your hips – hold in this position, then slowly lower a couple of centimetres or so, then push back up. Aim to do this 10 times on one leg then change to the other.
BOOTY AND AB TONER
This exercise not only lifts your booty and tones your abs, it also tests your balance (so you may want to place one hand by a wall or chair for support). Make sure the knee is slightly bent on your standing leg, then extend one arm behind you and bend the leg on the same side back, aiming to get your heel close to the bottom and touching your hand. Hold for a second, then bring that knee out in front, aiming to get in line with your hip, hold then repeat. Aim to do this 10 times on one leg, then change to the other. It’s important to keep your abs tight to help with balance and toning.
THIGH AND ARM SCULPTOR
Start by standing in a wide stance with your feet pointing out to a 45-degree angle, and arms extended up above your head. Now bend your knees, coming into a plié squat. Draw your arms down in front of you so they are in line with your shoulders, hold, then push back up. Aim to do this 20 times.
REPEAT THE ABOVE ROUTINE THREE TIMES IN TOTAL.
TIP Aim to do these three times a week, alongside healthy eating and some walks inbetween. You will definitely notice your body shape tightening up and those inches dropping off.
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