How to work out without any equipment? Here’s are some top moves, perfect for a student living on a budget and the welcome break from revision!
Before you jump straight into it make sure you warm up – do this for 10 minutes at a moderate pace and don’t forget to cool down at the end. You can do this by running on the spot, high knees or heel flicks.
For the cool down do dynamic stretches this can including touching your toes, arm circles and hip twists.
1. Push ups
Get into an upward position with hands on the floor, shoulder width apart. Lower your body to the ground, pause at the bottom and then back up to the returning position. Keep in control. You could try kneeling ones as well to start off with.
2. Jumping jacks
Stand up tall, feet together, hands by your side. Quickly raise your hands above your head, while jumping out with your feet, stretched out to the side. All in one movement.
Step forward with one leg, lowering your hips until both knees are bent about 90 degrees, then push yourself back up and return to your starting position, remember to swap legs and do this on both.
Stand with your feet hip width apart, bend over and place your hands on the floor, in front of your feet. Put weight onto your hands and walk them forwards and backwards.
Place forearms on the ground with elbows aligned below the shoulders and arms in line with the body shoulders width apart hold for as long as you can. Time it on your phone.
6. Side lunges
Stand with legs more than shoulder width apart; shift your body weight to one leg bending your knee at a 90-degree angle while the other leg is straight.
7. Plank taps
Begin in a plank position, lift one hand off the ground to tap the opposite shoulder and the switch hands.
8. Single leg deadlifts
Stand on one leg, keeping that knee slightly bent perform a stiff legged deadlift by bending at the hip, extend your free leg behind you for balance continue lowering your hand to the floor then return back up.
9. Sit ups
Lie on your back, bend your knees about a hip distance apart, hands behind your head and lift up just inches away from your knees then return back down.
Back straight, chest and shoulders up. Keep looking straight ahead, knees shoulder width apart, bend both knees at a 90-degree angle then return back up to the starting position.
Begin in a standing position, then move into a squat position, with hands on the ground in a plank position return back in a squat, then stand up back to your returning position.
12. Leg raises
Lie on your back, legs straight together, keep your legs straight and lift them all the way up to the celling, slowly lower your legs back down till just above the floor.
There are free fitness apps, such as SWorkit that you can download to help you to stay on track and stick to your New Year resolutions.
If you need extra motivation remember exercising can make you feel confident and mentally sharp! Perfect for boosting your brain power in time for those exams…