5 Credit crunching ways to do your stomach crunches at home

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I bet if you were to attach an odometer to your waist you wouldn’t believe how many steps you take in just one day. In fact it’s amazing to think that you can improve your fitness levels whilst you are at home. If you were to take a look around you know I bet you could find at least five things in your house that could aid you whilst exercising. Not everyone has the time or the money to go to the gym so it makes sense to utilise the equipment that you have around you.

Who needs an Aerobics Class?

Why not use the stairs to do lunges or if you are feeling particularly energetic use it as an aerobic stepper. Stick some music on and start working those legs. Really work your muscles by bringing the knee up close to your chest. If you want to work the muscles in your arms and do not have any weights just grab a couple of bottles of water and start doing some bicep curls.

Think outside of the box

Why not find a space on your wall and gently slide your back down it so your legs are in a squatting position. This will not only work the muscles in your thighs but will also help tone your Gluteus Maximus.

How clean is your floor?

Why not lie on the floor and tuck your fit under the sofa. Tense your stomach muscles and bring your shoulders to your pelvis whilst keeping your knees bent. Again you can intensify this by holding either a bottle of water or a cushion and lifting it from the floor behind your head to the sofa in front of you. Again this will work the muscles in your arms as well as your leg and abdomen muscles.

The dreaded washing basket

Doing the family laundry is no fun, its tedious and above all it feels as though it is never ending. Why not place your washing basket to one side of you. Place your feet a shoulders width apart and pick up your washing basket. Keep your knees bent. Using your waist to twist lift the basket in a diagonal motion.

Don’t bother making the bed

There is nothing motivating about using as cold hard floor to do your push ups so instead let’s use the edge of the soft bed. Start on your knees and place your hands on the edge of the bed. Lift your legs until they are fully extended and straight. Use the power of your arms to push yourself up until your arms are in a locked position. This exercise is designed to help tone your arms.

No matter what activities you are doing around the home you can always work on your abdomen by tensing your stomach muscles. Tensing your abdomen muscles intensifies any work out and will help you tone and sculpt your body the way you want it at a time to suit you and without a hefty gym bill to pay.

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Sarah Fisher

Marketing & Copywriter at JLL Electoronics Ltd
I am 33 and have two dogs that keep me active and fit. I love to explore the outdoors and I’m always looking for new ideas to add fun to my fitness regime.

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