While science works on a cure (and more hand sanitizers), we have to respect said tactics. If you don’t know what social distancing is, it’s establishing distance between yourself and others while avoiding contact as much as possible.
The other big one is self-isolation. It’s self explanatory. Don’t go out, stay inside and get through it.
The latter might be more frustrating. A lot of people don’t find it easy to be cooped up in the house – especially if you’re not coronavirus positive.
In honor of spring and the season that awaits after, we’re reminding everyone to hit the gym. But that’s not possible anymore (nor advisable). So we came up with a list of accessible and low-maintenance exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home!
Let’s warm up first
Forward Lunge (3 Sets – 10 Reps)
Lunges strengthen and tone your body, especially your core, butt, and legs. The exercise targets your abs, glutes, quads and calves.
Contralateral Limb Raises (3 Sets – 10 Reps)
This exercise generally warms up your whole body, specifically upper. It targets the glutes and hip flexors but mostly upper back and lower traps.
Front Plank (1 Set – 1 Minute)
One more ab exercise. Plank sharpens abdominal region as well as works on your back.
Let’s get to it!
Supine Reverse Crunches (3 Sets – 8 Reps)
These twists and crunches focus on the deep lower abs. They’re also a part of a general full body workout.
Bench Dips and Pushups (3 Sets – 8 Reps)
Two exercises: Bench dips and pushups, 3 sets each. Any table or couch-edge will suffice. These exercises directly focus on your triceps and pecks. Try not to slip though.
Shadow Boxing (2 Sets – 30 Seconds)
As silly as it looks, shadow boxing enhances your head movement, improves your footwork and employs almost all muscles in your body.
Skater Hops (3 Sets – 30 Seconds)
Skater hops (or jumps) are a great cardio exercise involving jumping in a pattern that shifts your body weight from side to side. It’s considered a full-body workout as it also targets your gluteus medius and adductors of the hip joints.
Doing these exercises daily will surely make up for all the lost gym-time.
Stay fit, healthy and hydrated. Eat well and sanitize!