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Top 5 exercises you should be doing

I hope you are staying well and safe.

It is crazy how time flies!

We are in February already and March is almost here.

With Covid and gyms closing all around, I hope you are still able to meet your New Year’s goals.

I’d like to share my top 5 exercises you can do at home to stay in peak shape.

Here they are:

1. Plank (Elbow or push-up variation)

The plank is an amazing exercise that works the whole body, especially the core, shoulders, glutes and legs. Remember to keep your back straight, core and legs tight thru the whole time. Hold for 1 minute.

2. Pushups (ask my students how much I love these)

Pushups are a great chest and arm strengthening exercise. You can also alter them to work your shoulders and back. Mix them up with wide arm pushups, inclines or handstand push-ups if you are feeling dangerous.

3. Squats

A proper squat is great for building up endurance and strength in your legs. A quick tip. Squat low enough so that your butt is parallel to your knees.

4. Lunges (Front and side)

This is a great exercise you can do without any equipment. Front and walking lunges work to strengthen the legs and stretch the hip flexors. Lateral or side lunges are another great way to stretch the inner thigh and strengthen the quad.

5. Jump rope

For this exercise you will need a jump rope. The good news is they are not expensive. Jumping or skipping rope helps to improve cardio, coordination, and build strength in the calves and shoulders. Just about every boxer and Martial artist has done jump rope and knows the value.

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