I have been asked what some of my favorite workout exercises are, and thought I’d share them with you. I have included a video that shows you how I do them.
As a disclaimer, I am not a personal trainer, nor do I claim to know everything about working out. I just know what works for me, and I’m more than happy to share my experience in hopes it will help you.
When I began My Fitness Journey a little over a year ago, I never thought people would be asking me to share some of my favorite exercises. I hope I can inspire you, as I continue to be inspired throughout my journey.
The exercises I’m sharing work abs, arms, and legs, and you don’t need any equipment for these exercises. When we do these exercises together in the video I share below, we will do each exercise for 45 seconds with 15 seconds of rest. We will do six exercises, and they can be repeated for a longer workout. If you repeat them five times, you will have a full 30-minute workout.
I use an app for the timer called Interval Timer. It can be set to whatever intervals you want. If 45 seconds is too long to start off with each exercise, shorten the amount of time. Don’t forget to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water when working out.
My Favorite Workout Exercises
The exercises I will be showing in the video below are:
- Heel reaches
- Toe reaches
- Mountain Climbers
Watch the video to follow along with some of my favorite exercises.
This is a great exercise to tone abs and oblique muscles. Lie with your back flat on the floor, knees bent, and feet flat on the floor. With hands along your sides, slightly raise your shoulders off the floor. Reach down to touch hand to heel one arm at a time, alternating back and forth between hands.
This is a great exercise to strengthen core muscles. Lie on the floor with feet together and straight up—almost perpendicular to the floor. Move arms so they are up and almost at a 45-degree angle. While keeping lower back on the floor, slightly raise shoulders and hands toward feet. Slowly lower upper body back to the floor, while your feet remain raised in the air.
This is a great exercise to work arms, shoulders, and chest. Lie on the floor face down placing hands shoulder width apart, while holding torso and legs off the ground. Lower body down toward the floor until it almost touches, and then push up to starting position.
This is a great total body exercise, but especially great for shoulders, legs, and abs. Begin in a push-up position with arms and legs straight. Keeping abs tight, pull one leg to chest. Push leg back, and then pull other leg to chest.
This is a great exercise for thighs, hips, and butt. Begin by standing with feet shoulder width apart. Keeping chest up, squat as though you are sitting in a chair, then raise back to standing position.
This is a great exercise for the thighs, hips, and butt. Begin by standing with feet shoulder width apart. Keeping chest up and back straight, step back with one leg. The front leg should be at a 90-degree angle with the knee directly about the toe. Step back together, and repeat with other leg.
I hope I have inspired you to begin or continue a healthy lifestyle.
You make these look so easy. Yet I know they aren’t good job.
Living in Normal
Thanks, Aunt Susie! I was definitely on the struggle bus that day! Glad it wasn’t obvious! 🙂