Authored by Brandy Burgess in Exercise
Published on 10-07-2009
Women are always looking for some easy but effective exercises that they can do at home. There is no need to spend your money on gym memberships or expensive diets when you can get the same results at home for free. With the following at home exercises for women, you will see amazing results in no time.
Wall squats are great for toning up your thighs and buttocks. To do a wall squat, lay on the floor with your back firmly against a wall. Place both feet flat against the wall with your knees bent. Follow this by doing a wall squat by simply sliding your back against the wall to do the squat. Always keep your feet snug flat against the wall. Try to do 3 sets of 10 reps at least 3 times a week.
Jumping jacks are one of the easiest at home exercises for women. Not only is it very effective in shedding calories and boosting your metabolism, but it works the entire body without any exercise equipment. To fit jumping jacks into your busy schedule, simply get up and begin doing jumping jacks whenever you’re watching tv and a commercial comes on. During the commercial break continue doing the jumping jacks. This is a great way to multi-task.
Many people have a hard time doing floor push-ups and become very tired from just one or two. To make the push-ups a little easier and more effective, do the push-ups against a wall. Stand facing a wall with your feet shoulder width apart about arms length away from the wall. Place your palms flat against the wall and do 10 reps of push ups. This will help to build chest and arm muscles.
Trampolines are loads of fun and can actually help you loose weight and reduce cellulite on the legs. Simply jump on a mini-trampoline during commercials or while watching a movie. Jumping is so much fun you won’t even notice that you’re exercising. Be sure to place your mini-trampoline in a safe area away from tables and other objects that could cause harm incase you accidentally jump off the trampoline.
Start the seated butterfly by sitting on a exercise matt or carpet. Place the soles of your feet together and pull them towards the body as far as they will go. Push your knees down gently with your hands. Hold this position for about 30 seconds and release. Repeat this for 10 reps for at least 3 to 4 days a week.
Lying Leg Pull
Begin by lying on your back on a comfortable carpet or exercise matt. Place your feet flat on the floor with your knees in the air. Pull your right hell and pull back until it reaches your left thigh. Hold this in place for about 30 seconds. Repeat using your left heel on your right thigh. Hold again for 30 seconds. Repeat this for 10 reps a few times a week to stretch and tone the thighs.