When we think of workouts, we usually think of pumping iron in the gym or doing a run on a treadmill. However, that is not the end-all of working out. Simple body-weight exercises could be used when you're out of time or don't have the available equipment. Combining them all into a simple routine should get you a workout that will get your blood pumping and your body sweating.
There are five exercises that we can use for this workout. Here they are:
• Reverse Crunches – Crunches have the failing of easily being done improperly. Using reverse crunches to get your abdominal muscles primed is a good replacement. Here's how to do it. First, lie down flat and bring your knees up, while placing your hand behind your head. Next, bring your head up while moving your legs up, all the while keeping your buttocks flat. Finally, when your knees meet our nose, you slowly release. Here's a video to see it in action.
• Split drops – Use split drops to get your lower body working. Start with your feet together then jump into single-leg squat with one leg. The key here is to jump and not just lunge. Alternate legs until you meet your rep quota.
• Burpees – Stand in a wide-legged stance. Drop your hands to the floor, bending your legs. When your hands hit the floor, kick out with your legs. Return to your original position by drawing your legs in and standing up.
• Push-ups – Everyone knows how to do push-ups. However, the problem is doing them properly. Set your hands at shoulder-width, while you keep your body straight and flat. No curves, no bends. Keep your body straight while pumping your arms and you are doing a correct push-up.
• Stork stance – A simple balance exercise, stork stance is a lot harder than it looks. Just raise your leg up for thirty seconds at 90 degrees. Alternate each side to get them both stretched out.