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Tone at Home

Were your sports canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak? Do you still want to stay in shape despite the gyms closing nationwide? There are multiple full-body exercises you can do at home without any equipment needed. These will help tone your muscles, as well as strengthen your abs and core. It’s recommended that you perform these exercises on a yoga mat or a carpet, but any surface will get the job done! 

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Exercise #1: Jump Squats

Demo: Stand with your feet hip-width apart and both arms by your sides. Squat down keeping your chest lifted, then explode up. Once you land, immediately get into your next rep. 

Rep Count: 3 sets x 30 seconds each

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Exercise #2: Up & Down Planks

Demo: Start in a plank position but with your arms straight. Lower your right elbow, followed by your left. As soon as you’re in your elbow plank, straighten your arms to the starting position. 

Rep Count: 2 sets x 10 planks

Exercise #3: Side Lunges

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Demo: Start with your hands on your hips and your legs spread past your shoulder-width. You then want to shift your body weight to one leg, so one is at a 90-degree angle and the other is completely straight. Remember to alternate legs!

Rep Count: 2 sets x 30 seconds each

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Exercise #4: Russian Twists

Demo: Sit on the floor and bring your legs out straight. You then want to slightly lean back so your torso and legs form a V-shape. Twist your torso from side to side while balancing your legs. If you want to make it more difficult, you can add any type of weight to twist with!

Rep Count: 3 sets x 30 seconds each

By: Brooke Marotti’21, Co-Junior Executive Editor-in-Chief