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Get Healthy for 2021 with these Top Home Workouts

26 December 2020

 

It’s been a long, hard year for all of us, but with the curtains about to close on 2020 it’s time for us to start thinking about entering 2021 in good health!

The majority of you have been working from home for several months, meaning you may have put on a little extra weight.

That can be put down to not having the usual routine, commute and more, but B&M HQ are here to help with some quick workouts to help you get in better shape.

Sit Ups

Sit ups are extremely easy to do as all you need is some space to do them in!

Get on the floor in a comfortable, spacious area on your back. Try and pin your feet underneath something to prevent them from lifting as you work out; possibly the couch.

Aim for 20 to start with and then work your way up to 50!

B&M Top Tip: Is your floor not very comfortable? Think about getting this Active Yoga Mat.

Planks

Another one on the floor, but still just as challenging.

Rest on your elbows and toes, keeping your back and legs straight. Try to hold for one minute - or more if you can! This is one of the best exercises you can do for your core.

Squats

Another easy-to-do at-home workout that just needs some space.

This is great for your lower body; simply stand with your back straight and feel slightly apart. Now, drop your seat to knee height.

Try by starting with two sets of 10. If you can do more, carry on!

B&M Top Tip: To provide some extra tension and strength, use an Active Toning Band around your legs.

High Knees

Adding some cardio to your home workout is key, so let’s get you moving!

Jog on the spot for one minute, lifting your knees as high as you can throughout. Do several sets of these followed by some squats and your legs will really start to feel the burn.

Lunges

This is the best quad toner you can do, so start standing with your feet parallel. Take a big step forward with your right leg, landing with your knee bent and over your toes.

Let your back knee drop down towards the floor while swinging your left arm forward for balance.

Push off your right foot to return to a standing position. Do two sets of 10 on each side.

B&M Top Tip: Add this 4kg Kettlebell to the mix with this workout to add a little extra weight to fight against.

Burpees

Last but certainly not least, psych yourself up for some killer burpees!

Start from the plank position and jump with your hands extended above your head, then resetting your position for the next jump.

Give 10 a go and see how you do!

Have you got any fabulous workout tips for home-workers? Let the B&M community know on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!