Work That Body
No gym? No problem! There's no reason you need to spend beaucoup bucks on a fitness center membership if you don't think you'll use it. Get the tight, toned body you've always wanted from the comfort of... well, anywhere! All you need is your own body and a little healthy self-motivation.
Lunge, lunge away!
There are a million lunge variations that you can do anywhere, any time. Lunges will strengthen your entire lower body while also challenging your balance and tightening your core.
Lunge to try: Backward split lunge
Push-ups: Worth the effort
Push-ups are an excellent way to tighten up your core as you strengthen your chest and triceps. And even if a traditional push-up makes you cringe, there are lots of other do-anywhere options for gaining upper-body strength with the push-up movement.
Push-up to try: Standard push-up
Quadruped hip extension... er... a donkey kick
Let's not get technical. This "donkey kick" movement will work your hindquarters to give you an enviable booty. While you may not want to bust it out at the office, it's a great exercise to perform during commercial breaks or when you're stuck in a hotel while traveling.
Get the form right
Let's get dippy with it
Triceps dips rock. You can seriously do them anywhere, and you can use just about anything as your dip station. At work? Use your desk or chair. At school? Try the gym bleachers. Outside? A park bench will do! Any way you slice it, you'll be targeting your triceps and keeping those "bat wings" at bay.
Get the form right
Planks a lot
If the internet has taught us anything, it's that planks can be done anywhere. Planking took social media by storm, and even though time has given way to "owling" and "Tebowing," among others, there's still a place in the heart of America for the one that started it all: the plank. So go ahead and take a minute to strengthen your core when you're at the bakery, the Grand Canyon or your local watering hole. You may get a few weird looks, but who cares? Your abs will surely thank you.
Plank to try: Standard plank
Get that squatty body
Squats are a lot like lunges — they're awesome for toning your lower half, there are tons of variations to try and you can pop out a dozen while brushing your teeth or blow drying your hair. What's not to love?
Squat to try: Bear squat
This variation on the traditional squat will get your heart rate up while targeting your entire body.
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