When it comes to getting in shape, the excuses we hear time and time again are ‘I don’t have time to go to the gym’ or ‘It’s too expensive to pay gym fees’. But who said anything about having to go to the gym to get into shape? A perfectly good workout awaits you in the comfort of your own home, but it can be confusing knowing which exercises are going to help you as you strive for the body beautiful. Well, there’s no need to be confused. Here’s the lowdown on some of the best exercises you can do without venturing into a gym packed with posers and meatheads.
#1 – Lunge
An exercise which works your backside, front and rear thighs and your core muscles which are called into play to help you balance. Great for shaping your legs. Stand with your feet about shoulder width apart and take a big step forward with your right leg, bending your knee until your right thigh is roughly parallel to the ground. Keeping your torso upright, push through your right foot to drive yourself back into the start position and then repeat for the left leg. This is one repetition. How many repetitions you do will depend on the strength of your legs but do enough to create a nice burn. To make it harder, do it more slowly or carry something in your hands to increase the resistance.