Don't like going to the gym? Can't stand the smell of someone else's sweat? Then don't force yourself. There are so many different ways to get fit without hitting the gym. Working out at home is one of those ways, as long as you know which ones are among the best.
Try some of these home exercises that require a lot of energy to perform and burn a lot of calories at the same time.
Slide Up Pushups
The exercise is strength-training and it tightens the chest, back and arm muscles extremely well. As an added bonus, the tightening of the thighs, buttocks and abdomen appears.
Take an upright position. Bend forward making sure your knees are straight. With your hands, begin to slide your body forward as if you were a crawling animal until you reach the push-up position. After completing it, slide back into standing position.
At first glance, this exercise looks easy to do, but it is not. When performing this exercise, all muscle groups are strained, especially the buttocks and thighs. Lean your back against the wall. Gently slide your body down so that you bend your knees. Keep your back straight. Stretch your arms forward. For additional weight, you can also use 1 or 2 kilogram dumbbells. Hold the body in this position for between 30 and 45 seconds.
Jumps or so-called "jumping jacks" are a great way to counteract a sedentary lifestyle. They are a kind of cardio training that simultaneously tightens different groups of muscles. Do the jumps while breathing evenly to get your heart rate up. Do the exercise for at least 30 seconds.
Plank tightens all muscle groups. It can be performed both with arms bent at the elbows and with arms extended. Try to hold your body for 30 seconds in this position, making sure your back is straight and not slumped.
Lie on your back. Spread the legs apart so that the weight of the body is distributed evenly. Raise the pelvis by holding for a few seconds in the raised position. Do 2 sets of 10 reps with 20 seconds rest in between.