What Gym? 7 Quick and Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere
Wanna know the key to sticking to an exercise plan? It’s simple: choose fast but effective exercises that you can do anytime and anywhere.
One of the biggest reasons so many people fail to reach their fitness goals is inconsistency. We get all gung-ho about an exercise class, video, or workout machine and the second life gets in the way, we stop going to the class, let the PX90 video fall to the back of the DVD pile on the shelf, and start using the workout machine as a drying rack for our delicates. Yes, life can be hectic, which is why choosing exercises that don’t take up a lot of time and can be done anywhere can help you continue to work out even when you’re busy.
Give these 7 quick and easy exercises a go while on the go. Only takes a few minutes!
1. Wall Sit
Walls are easy to come by, so why not use them to work various muscles? Stand back to the wall and slowly slide your back down, bending your knees until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Keep your back straight and knees above your ankles and hold for as long as you can.
2. Wall Push-Ups
This is a great way to work your arms and shoulders anyplace and much easier to recover from than being walked in on while doing them down on the floor! Stand at arm’s length from the wall with your hands flat against the wall at shoulder height. Press your body towards the wall slowly and then slowly push back until your arms are straight again. Do as many as you can.
3. Double Calf Raises
With your feet hip-width apart. Move your weight to the balls of your feet (not your “tippy-toes”) and raise your heels slowly off the ground while keeping your abdominal muscles tight. Hold for a few seconds then slowly lower your heels to the floor and start again.