Gaining weight while working from home?
Here are 3 easy-to-do exercises you can do – no accessories needed (we’re not counting walls, chairs and tables as accessories ?)
1. Incline push-ups
This simple strength training activity should only take 5 to 10 minutes.
Stand facing the bench, table, or the edge of a bed. Place your hands on the edge of the bench just slightly wider than shoulder width. Your arms should be straight, but your elbows should not be locked. Align your feet so that your arms and body are completely straight. Bend your elbows to slowly lower your chest to the edge of the bench while inhaling. Keep your body straight and rigid throughout the movement. Push your body away from the bench until your elbows are extended, but not locked. Exhale as you push up. Keep going with slow, steady repetitions.
2. Cross Jack
Do this cardio move between between strength exercises.
Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms at sides. Jump feet wide as you raise arms overhead, crossing one wrist in front of the other. Jump feet together, crossing one foot in front of the other as you cross arms in front of hips. Repeat, switching arm and foot positions each time you jump. Continue for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
This is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms at your sides. Push your hips back, bend knees, and reach palms to the ground to lower into a crouch. Immediately lower back into a squat for the next rep. Repeat 8 to 12 times. Complete 3 sets. With hands shoulder-width on the floor directly in front of feet and shift your weight to them to jump back and land softly in plank position. Jump feet forward so they land just outside of hands. Jump explosively into the air, reaching hands overhead or leaving by sides.
Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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