Six at-home fitness challenges to help you reach your goals – The Indian Express

Six at-home fitness challenges to help you reach your goals – The Indian Express

It cannot be denied that the pandemic has pushed everyone to think about their health more holistically. As such, whether practicing yoga or investing in quality exercise equipment, people are attempting to discover different ways to exercise effectively within the four walls of their home, said Rhea Singh Anand, co-founder, Flexnest.

Hence, there has also been a proliferation of at-home fitness challenges. Utilising all those extra hours at home to test your fitness game with a daily challenge does seem like a great idea, doesn’t it? So, here are six challenges that will help you accomplish your fitness goals:

Squat challenge

If you wish to tighten up your glutes, an extended squat challenge is one of the most outstanding approaches to build muscle and reduce fat. It’s an incredible way to burn calories, too.

Take out at least 10 to 15 minutes of your time every day and check the number of squats you can do. Any number seems good for starters. You can gradually increase the reps. One of the advantages of squats is that you can do them anytime, anywhere, regardless of whether you’re waiting for milk to boil or during TV breaks. The challenge works almost every muscle in your lower body, right from quads, hamstrings to glutes. A quick tip: Ensure you have rest days in between, so that your legs can recuperate.

Plank challenge

All you have to do is get into a pushup position: keep your back straight, and core tight as much as you can. Ensure that your body is in a straight line.

Try not to let your back or butt sag. You can hold the plank position for a predetermined time. Even a few seconds in the initial days are a very good start. While practicing, if your structure begins to drop at any point, make your knees touch the ground and let yourself loose until you’re ready to get back to the position again. Each day of the challenge gradually increases your capacity of holding a plank. The aim should be to hold one for at least four to five minutes at stretch. It strengthens the core and builds up endurance.

Burpee challenge

Burpee is one of the best bodyweight exercises that work on numerous muscles at the same time — right from your arms, back, chest, core, to glutes and legs. Hence, this can be your best pick if you can do only one bodyweight exercise for the rest of your life.

From a standing position, bend into a squat with your hands on the floor. Kick your feet back without moving your hands. You should find yourself in a plank position. Now, jump your feet forward so they end up close to your hands again. Bounce into air and raise your arms straight over your head. This whole process is just one set. Do as much as you can for starters, and gradually increase the number every day.

Take out time to practice these exercises. (Source: Pixabay)

Mountain climber challenge

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