With the recurring lockdowns over the past year, we have all become accustomed to working out at home, rather than at a gym. To ensure a well-rounded workout, it is essential to work on different parts of your body. With these easy, yet effective exercises, you will be able to achieve a stronger core, legs, and glutes from home.
1. Goblet Squat
This weight-assisted exercise targets your glutes. Holding a dumbbell with both your hands, stand with your legs hip-width apart. Squat down, pushing your glutes back and your feet firm on the ground. Ensure not to have your knees go past your toes and not to cave your knees inwards. Keep your core engaged and there you go!
2. Calf Raises
Designed to target your calves, calf raises are an exercise that can be done with, or without, weights. Standing with your legs together, lift your heels off the floor and stay on your toes. Keep this position before bringing your heels back down. To elevate the exercise, hold a dumbbell with both hands and your elbows facing down.
Single Leg Deadlift
Meant to target your legs, the single leg deadlift requires weights to reap the best results. Standing with your legs hip-width apart and a dumbbell in each hand, bend your left leg and lift your right leg backwards while your body moves forward. Ensure that your body and lifted leg are in a straight line. Lower the weights down close to the ground while you lean your body forward. Hold the position for 60 seconds before returning to your initial position.
The single leg deadlift works best with repetitions. Repeat the motion 3 or 4 times per set.
This is an exercise that can be done anywhere, and at any time! With no weights required, this has to be the easiest one in this compilation of lower body exercises. Simply place your back against a wall and squat until your legs are at 90 degrees. Hold this position for 60 seconds and repeat 2x per set.
Elevate this simple exercise by holding a dumbbell with both hands and your elbows pointing downwards.
Well-known for its intensity, the plank is one of the most effective core exercises. Not only is it effective but also simple to do. Prop yourself up with your forearms and balance on your toes. Ensure that your back is straight and engage your core. Hold the position for 60 seconds. The best part about the plank is its versatility. There are many variations of this exercise that better tackle your core, such as the side-to-side plank.
Working out at home has become the new normal. Luckily for all of us, working out at home is easy to do. Most people think that exercising at the gym is the only effective way to see results. However, with some dumbbells and the right routine, any goal can be reached from the comfort of your home.