#COVID19SA – 5 home workouts for lockdown
08:11 Sat, 28 Mar 2020
#COVID19SA – 5 home workouts for lockdown  | News Article
Instructors worldwide have asked that people put aside their usual concern with restricted space to readjust and make the most out of their living rooms.

Here are five home workouts listed on Aljazeera to do under a lockdown.

1. Jumping jacks

Jumping jacks are a great way to warm up before you get into serious business. Spread your legs and shoulders apart as you jump.

They are relatively safe although you might want to keep a safe distance between you and others.   

2. Pushups 

This one is a no-brainer but you still have to make sure your posture is correct to reap the most benefits and avoid injury. 

And for that, your shoulders, spine and hips should all align. You can do as many repetitions as you like - and if that is not challenging enough, extend your hands a little further every time to hit different muscle groups.

3. Sit-ups

Doing sit-ups is a great way to strengthen your core. Performing a proper sit-up is as easy as lying on your back, crossing your hands and placing them behind your back, bending your knees and moving your chin towards your knees.  

4. Bodyweight squats

Also known as weightless squats, this all-around exercise helps you strengthen just about everything that is below your belt. 

Just place your hands behind your neck, align your shoulders and knees with your feet slightly turned outwards and slowly go down. You can use a chair if you find the movement challenging.

5. Single leg jumps

Why should you do a single leg jump as opposed to two? Well, jumping on a single leg helps event out or correct any muscle imbalance.

It also helps improve reactivity, coordination and acceleration, to name but a few. As its name may suggest, you can do a one-legged jump by placing your knee slightly ahead of your foot and using the opposite side of your body for momentum by slightly tilting back before you begin.

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