Not everyone has access to a gym or has equipment to exercise in their home. It is still important to get a complete workout in regularly. So, how do you do that? We are sharing tips today on how to get a great upper body/arm workout at home without equipment.
There are dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle. About 1 in 4 adults across the world are considered sedentary, which leads to serious health problems. Those who are sedentary may overstrain their muscles with daily activities and end up injuring themselves easier. They may also find that their blood pressure spikes, their mood dips lower than usual, and their cognitive responses become slower.
Here are some exercises you can do at home without equipment to get the exercise you need daily!
- Push-ups: Drop to your knees if these are too difficult to begin with. Make sure your body is flat in the plank position for optimal exercise results.
- Tricep dips: Sit on the ground with your legs in front and your back up against a box, chair or step. Place your palms on the box, chair or step behind you with your fingers facing toward your body. Bend your arms and straighten them to dip your body while keeping your heels on the ground. Keep your elbows directly behind your body for optimal exercise results.
- Plank taps: Start in high plank position (elbows extended) with feet hip-width apart. Tap your left hand to your right shoulder while keeping your core and glutes engaged, maintaining your body in a flat plank position. Keep your hips still and continue alternating sides.
- Lateral plank walks: Start in high plank position. Move your right hand and right foot at the same time towards the right side with your left hand and foot following immediately. Take a few “steps” in one direction. Then, continue in the other direction.
Take the time today to invest in your health and future. Pair these exercises with your favorite way to get your cardio in and you will have a complete workout for the day!