I've said it before and I'll say it again: I hate working out.
These days, gym memberships are becoming increasingly expensive and from my experience with workout videos, I know I don't have the stamina to keep up in an exercise class.
Since scientists are in the midst of creating pill that would replicate the effects of a cardio workout, I recently found the perfect exercises for a beginner like me to try out, which all involve sitting down!
However like all (aspiring) athletes, I know we'll all eventually have to adapt our workout routines based on our increasing skill level. Luckily, I found a solution to my problems mentioned above.
Here are six easy exercises that you can do from the comfort of your home:
What it does: Squats help you strengthen your leg muscles (including your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves) along with shaping your glutes.
How to do it: Stand your legs hip-width apart and slowly descend into a 90-degree angle. Remember your spine has to be straight and your knees shouldn't be going over your toes.
Do 10 reps, take a 15 second break, and repeat for two more rounds.
2. Hip Raises
What it does: While hip raises primarily strengthen your glutes and hamstrings, they also help improve your abs along with your middle and lower back.
How to do it:
Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your feet firmly planted on the ground. Squeeze in your glutes tightly and then raise your hips so your body forms a straight line all the way from you shoulders down to your knees.
Pause for five seconds and then lower your back down to its starting position. Repeat for a total of 10 times.