3 Easy Home Exercises for Women
In today’s economy, paying for a monthly gym membership can be an expense many women can no longer afford. However, the good news is that you can still stay in shape by doing a few important exercises at home. This option has become an attractive alternative for a growing number of women. Even without expensive workout equipment, you can build lean muscle and achieve a slender body with just a few simple exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Bent Knee Hip Raises
To perform this exercise, lie on your back placing your hands under your hips palms down. Lift your legs off the floor while bending them at the knees while simultaneously pulling your thighs towards your chest. While your knees get closer to your chest, contract your abdominals and lift your pelvis off the floor a little bit. Straighten your legs slowly and bring them down to the floor without letting them touch or stay on the floor. Hold them in this position for one count and then lift your legs back up. If this is too difficult, you can complete this same exercise with your feet flat on the ground.
The push up is an outstanding exercise for your upper body, particularly your triceps. If it’s too difficult to perform them on your toes, start out by doing them on your knees, and build up to your toes. Start out with your hands further apart and then work up to keeping your hands closer and closer together for added difficulty.
This exercise will blast your abs and obliques and help you attain a trimmer physique. Lie flat on your back while bending your knees and put one hand beside your head and the other hand on the side against the floor. Elevate your feet and make sure they are resting on a flat surface. Next, lift your shoulder of which your hand is touching your head and elevate your shoulder and body upward until you touch your knee of the opposite side as the elevated shoulder. Contract and hold the crunch motion for one count, then return to your starting position. Continue until your repetitions are completed. After your repetitions on one side, repeat for the other side. If this proves too difficult, start with your feet flat on the ground.