Simple floor exercises

20 Jun 2017

The following exercises, you can do at home without any equipment that help keep you toned and fit.

Push ups

Do

Place your hands directly under your shoulders

Position your feet hip-width apart

Maintain a plank position; your body should be in a straight line from the back of your head to your hips

Keep your neck in line with your shoulders

As you lower, keep your elbows close to your body

Don’t

Let your butt sag or stick up

Tilt your head up or tuck it in

Allow your shoulders to come towards your ears

 

Glute Bridge

Do

Lie on your back

Place your feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart, toes pointing forward, with your knees bent

Contract your abs

Push through your heels to lift your hips off the floor

Don’t

Stop contracting your abs

Push your hips so high that the neutral position of your hips and back becomes compromised

 

Squat

Do

Position your feet somewhere between hip and shoulder width apart

Turn your toes out as needed to accommodate flexibility through the movement

Keep your chest tall

Look ahead and slightly up

Be sure your knees are in line with your toes

Squat as deep as your flexibility allows

Don’t

Let your knees travel forward past your toes

Let your knees buckle inwards

Lift your heels off the ground

Shift your weight to your toes

 

Side Lunge

Do

Keep your chest up

Shift your weight through your midfoot and heel

Lunge as low as your flexibility allows

Don’t

Let your knees travel forward past your toes

 

Squat Jump

Do

Squat until your thighs are parallel with the floor

Keep your chest up

Hold your arms straight in front of you as you squat, pushing them behind your back as you jump

Jump as high as you can

Exhale as you jump

Land softly

2 Responses to “Simple floor exercises”

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  1. Brad 21. Jun, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

    Nice summary of some easy exercises we can all try at home.

    • Ilana 21. Jun, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

      Thank you. Yes, of course, the easier the better!

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