5 no-equipment exercises to start your home workout

Practice these no equipment, effective bodyweight exercises to work on your body strength while burning those calories away at home.

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Home Workout

No time for working out in the gym? No problem, kick start your fitness regime by simply practicing these easy no equipment exercises by staying at home. All you need is a pair of sports shoes, comfortable clothes, and a yoga mat. Incorporate these exercises to start sweating out today.

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Burpees

Burpees: A high intensity exercise, burpess is a full body exercise and will burn those calories. With your feet shoulder width apart, lower your body down in a squatting position, now bend further low to place your hands on the floor in front of you. Now kick your feet so that your body is now in a push position. Kick your feet back up or walk back up to the original position to stand up. Now jump up with your arms clapping overhead. This marks one repetition of the exercise. Repeat these 10 times if you are doing it for the first time.

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Jump Squat

Squat jumps: A lower body exercise, squat jumps can help strengthen your glutes and legs. While standing straight tighten your abs. Bend you knee in a squat like you are sitting in a chair and ensure that your knee doesn’t go further from your toes. Now, push the floor with your feet to jump up and land softly back in the squat position. Start slowly with 5 squats and gradually increase the repetitions wit practice.

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Jumping Lunge

Jumping lunge: Jumping lunge works on your hamstrings, quadriceps, glutes and your calves. Strand straight with our feet shoulder length apart. Now step your right leg back and bend your right knee in a lunge. Now jump to switch your legs. Land your right knee in the front with your left knee bent at the back. Slowly practice his exercise in correct form. Start with 5 repetitions on each leg and increase with practice.

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Jumping-jacks

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Rolling Plank

Rolling planks: A great way to strengthen your core and back muscles. Place your body in a plank position. Your hands should be under your shoulders and your abs should be tight. Now with your left arm in the bent position, rest your weight on your left leg and arm, extend your right arm up straight. Stay their fir 15 seconds then repeat same move on the other side. When rolled on either side, keep your abs and obliques lifted up and tight.