What comes to mind when you think of working out? Most people think of being in a gym or using sophisticated exercise equipment. But did you know that it is possible to enjoy an effective full-body workout without going to the gym or using any equipment at all? A home bodyweight workout is really all you need and Auro, your very own audio personal trainer, can guide you through it.
If you are not a fan of going to the gym or lifting heavy weights, you can easily do a home bodyweight workout in the comfort of your own home or wherever you are. With Auro, you have access to world-class personal trainers in a more affordable, accessible, and convenient way so now you can stay fit anytime and anywhere.
Ready to achieve your fitness goals? To get started with a bodyweight workout, here are some exercises you can do:
Stand and keep your feet shoulder-width apart and turn your weight slightly out at the heels. Hinge your hips and move as if you are about to sit, with your knees bent until the thighs are parallel to the floor. Drive through your heels to stand straight again, while tightening your core and squeezing your glutes as you do.
2. Flutter Kicks
To start with this home bodyweight exercise, sit on a mat with legs extended straight and hands resting on the floor by your hips. Lean back slightly and lift both legs off the floor. Keep your core contracted and squeezed throughout this whole movement as you start to flutter your legs up and down, one after the other. Keep your legs off the ground through the movement.
3. Push Ups
The push up is one of the most effective upper body exercises, focusing on your triceps, shoulders, chest, back AND core. Ensure your hands remain under your shoulders throughout the whole movement and keep your elbows tucked close by your side. You can also perform these kneeling too if you’re not comfortable with the plank position.
4. Leg Raises
Begin laying flat on the floor, keeping your neck and torso fixed to the mat throughout the movement. Contract your core and lift both your legs up to the ceiling, try and keep your hands flat by your side and avoid shifting your neck or upper body. Squeeze your core as you lower your legs to the floor.
5. Donkey kicks
Position yourself on all fours for this home bodyweight exercise. Pull the right knee toward the chest while keeping the foot flexed, then kick the right leg up behind toward the ceiling. Bring the leg back down while keeping your foot flexed and the knee bent. Repeat this on the other side.
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