Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Finding a good gym and time to do some exercises is not easy. In fact, you only need a small place at home and about half an hour every day to get is shape.

25. Warrior III

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This cellulite-fighting yoga routine tests your balance, tones your legs, and strengthens your core. Lift up your leg with a pointed toe and drop your head and torso so they form a horizontal line from head to toe. Try to keep your arms at your sides and your back straight.

 

24. Bridge opposite Arm-Leg Reach

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This move activates all of your abdominal muscles. First of all, lie face up with your left knee bent. Raise the other toward the ceiling and try to reach it with your left hand without moving your hips or shoulders.

 

23. Low Belly Reach

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Targeting your six packs and corset muscles, this exercise is harder than it looks. Lie on your back, bend your knees to 90 degrees, and put your hands behind head. Lift shoulders and crunch up; inhale and hold for 3-5 seconds. Exhale and extend legs to 45 degrees.

 

22. Straight-line Side Lifts

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Lie on your side, resting your head on your arm. Inhale while you lifting both legs off the ground, then exhale while lowering them, but do not put them down. It blasts the fat on your belly and outer thighs.

 

21. Swan Dive

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This part of Pilates workout strengthens back muscles to improve your posture. Simply lie face down, and lift your arms and legs off the ground. Circle your arms out to each side of your body behind you and try to hold it.

 

20. Chaturanga

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The super-challenging move strengthens your wrist, arms, lower back and abs. Keep your body in a straight line and bent your elbows to 90 degrees while lowering towards the floor. Your elbows should be directly above your wrists and don’t round your shoulders forward!

 

19. Eagle Pose

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Try to maintain your balance during this yoga move. Bend your knee and try to double cross it with your other leg. Then wrap your right arm under your left and back over top. Skink as low as you can in this position.

 

18. Chair Twist

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Bend your knees and lower until your thighs are nearly parallel with the floor. Raise arms forward and up. After, rotate your torso to right and secure left elbow on outside of right knee. Hold it, return to starting position and repeat it on the opposite side.

 

17. Caterpillar Plank

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Similar to the traditional plank but a bit more challenging. Take up the plank position with your shoulders directly over wrists. Bend your knee, moving it up towards your chest and rotate your waist until your leg is parallel with the floor. Repeat it on the opposite side, as well.

 

16. Boat Pose

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While sitting on a mat, lean your upper body back and raise your legs so your body forms a V. It’s important to keep the back and legs straight and stretch your arms forward. Holding it will help fight lower-belly pooch.

 

15. Leg Combo

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This exercise helps your outer-leg muscles, as well as your oblique. Lie on your side and support the upper body with your elbow. Bend your knees first, lift your upper leg, straighten them, then bend and lower them again.

 

14. Leg Extension Crunches

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If you want to blast your belly fat, sit on the floor with hands on the floor behind you, lean back and raise both legs off ground. Bend your knees and pull them towards your body, then extend and lift them even higher.

 

13. Arm and Leg Lift

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On all fours raise your arm forward and the opposite leg back at the same time. Flex and hold on for a few seconds. It builds core strength and balance, and toning your gluts and shoulders, too.

 

12. Caterpillar Walk

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To tone up your entire upper body, start with standing with feet together and slowly bending over. When your hands reach the floor, walk them forward to come into push-up position. Do a push-up, then repeat it all backwards.

 

11. Squat Side Kick

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First, slowly lower into a half-squat and raise right knee to hip level. Extend right leg to your side, straighten left leg, then pull right knee in and return to starting position. A great exercise to tone your legs and test your balance.

 

10. Triceps Dips

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Sit down with your knees bent and hands behind you. Lift hips off floor, shift weight back, bend and straighten elbows a few times. It tones the back of your arms.

 

9. Side Incline with A Twist

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The following yoga move targets your triceps, biceps, core, and waist. Lie on your side supporting yourself with your elbow. Lift your hips off the ground so your body forms a straight line. Raise your arm towards the sky then scoop it in front of your body and reach under the space between your chest and the ground, twisting only from the waist up.

 

8. Scale Pose

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This pose helps strengthen the core and arms, as well as the pelvic floor. Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position with hands on a mat next to your hips. Then, simply tighten your pelvic floor and lift your entire lower body off the mat.

 

7. Low Lunge Hover

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Step back with one of your foot and lower into lunge stance with one knee over the ankle. Raise your arms over your head and lean forward, trying to reach your thigh with your chest. Lift the right leg while straightening the left. This tightens up your legs from butt to ankle.

 

6. Table Twister

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To do this cardio exercise, sit up straight with your knees bent over your ankles and hands behind your body. Lift hips to raise your whole body. Punch your arm across chest, rotating torso to left. Return your hand to ground and twist to opposite side.

 

5. Booty Burn

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The next move strengthens, tones your butt, and also attacks the fat in your thigh muscles. Kneel down and put your hands directly under your shoulders. Lift your right leg out to your side, then straighten it out and lift until it’s parallel with the floor.

 

4. Incline Plank

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This type of plank works your muscles from head to toe. While sitting, place your hands on ground behind your waist. Straighten legs, pressing heels and palms into the ground. Lift your hips up keeping your elbows straight then lift your leg straight up as high as you can. Switch legs and repeat.

 

3. Hip Heist Push-Ups

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Start off with a regular push-up position. Lift opposite arm and leg and rotate your body while bending your knee. Continue rotating torso until you’re face up and repeat the cardio move in opposite direction.

 

2. Side Crunch and Pulse

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Strengthen your entire core, including the oblique and hard-to-target muscles below your chest. Lie face up and knees bent to 90 degrees. Turn your legs on your side, do crunch ups, then change sides. Next, lift your shoulders extend your arm and pulse forward. Change arms and repeat.

 

1. Y-Squat Calf Raise

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Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, toes pointing outwards. Put your hands up forming a letter ‘Y’. Then just squat until your thighs are parallel with the floor and raise yourself up quickly. Repeat many times to work your quadriceps, butt, back, abs, and calves.