It’s the New Year, and there’s absolutely no better time than now for a fresh start. Whether you’re climbing onto the health wagon, taking up yoga or generally just getting more organised. We’ve got some top workouts to get you out the festive slump and ready to kick start 2017!
First things first, you don’t need to go the gym to do a workout, your lounge or bedroom floor is perfect for any of these. Maybe invest in some accessories and you can broaden your at-home workout horizons!
With your feet hip-width apart, take a large step forward with your left foot. Slowly bend the left knee to a 90-degree angle with your back knee lightly touching the ground. Push up with your front leg to return to the starting position, then repeat on the other side. Repeat 10 times on each side, and do 3 sets.
Place both your hands on your dining table, bench or something similar that won’t slip. Step slightly wider than your shoulder width and slowly lower body until your chest nearly touches the table/bench. Pause at the bottom, and then push back up to the starting position as quickly as possible. Do three sets of 20 with 60 second rests in between.
Standing with your legs hip-width apart, slowly squat down (as if you’re about to sit) with your back straight, your knees going over your feet and your head up. Go as far down as you can putting your arms straight forward in front of you. Slowly stand back up and repeat. Do 10 squats in 3 sets, with a 60 second rest in between.
Start with your back towards the table, bench or back of sofa with your arms straight at your side, then place your hands behind your body about shoulder width apart onto whatever you decided to use! Move your feet so that your legs are at a 90 degree angle in front of you and from that position bend your elbows and lower yourself down until your arms are at a 90 degree angle. Once here push yourself back up to the starting position. Repeat this 10 times in sets of three.
This one sounds the easiest but in fact is the most challenging for your body. Lay down on the floor on your front, then bend your elbows and lean on your forearms. Put your toes under your feet so your whole body is raised off the floor except your forearms. Now HOLD! Try and hold for one minute, then rest for 30 seconds, and again for 3 minutes. It sounds much easier than it is but you can do it!