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Creative Ways to Work Out from Home

It’s no secret that we are living in a different time right now, and different times call for different measures. If you find it hard to get your daily workout in because you have no equipment or you lack the space, we have three, fun, and creative solutions for you!

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Towel Hamstring Stretch – Muscles targeted hamstrings

  1. Begin lying on your back on the floor, couch or bed.
  2. Hold the ends of a towel and place it under the heel of your foot.
  3. With the towel pull your leg towards your chest with the knee straight or slightly bent.
  4. Hold for 60 seconds. You should feel a stretch along the back of the leg you are stretching.

Chair Squats – Muscles Targeted:  Quadriceps, Hamstrings, and Glutes

  1. Stand with feet hip-width apart
  2. Lower yourself as if you were going to sit on the chair without actually sitting down. Be sure to keep your knees over your toes
  3. Stand up and Repeat for 10-15 repetitions

Easy Modification

  1. Fold a towel several times and place it on the seat of the chair
  2. Repeat the directions above and lower yourself to the towel, without sitting

Increase Difficulty

  1. Position yourself balanced with one foot in the center of the chair and repeat the exercise standing on a single leg. 
  2. Repeat on the other side.
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Sauce Jar Bicep Curls & Tricep Extensions – Muscles targeted Biceps & Triceps

Bicep Curl – Muscles targeted Biceps

  1. Start with your arms down by your side holding a jar of sauce in each hand
  2. With your palms facing forward and elbows tucked to your side bend your elbows bringing your palms up toward your shoulders then slowly lower.
  3. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.

Tricep Extensions- Muscles targeted Triceps

  1. Start standing with your feet hip-width apart, knees bent & your torso bent pitched forward from the waist,2.
  2. Hold a sauce jar in each hand, elbows bent at your side & palms facing your body.
  3. Straightening your elbow and reach your arm behind you.
  4. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions.