Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. It was first started in 1970 to show support for environmental protection. We should be a part of it and take action to increase awareness about environmental challenges and sustainability. Therefore, we curate a list of bodyweight exercises you can do at home. You don't need to drive to the gym, nor need any workout gear.
Without equipment and weights, they work on training the muscles of your whole body as well. Also, having a pair of resource-efficient adjustable dumbbells will lead to a more effective result. Today, let's work together to create a sustainable future for us, and for Earth!
1. Bodyweight Squat:
- Begin by balancing your feet significantly more outward than the hip-width spread and push out around 5-15 degrees.
- Tilt your hips back into a structure (real or fictional) behind you, and drop into a squat by bending your knees.
- Keep your chest high and your body weight in your heels. Maintain a straight line between your knees and feet (don't bend in).
- Go down as you can and then drive through your feet to get back to standing.
2. The Push-Up Exercise
- Begin this home workout in a high plank stance with your palms beneath or slightly wider than your shoulders. Maintain a straightforward pointing motion with your fingertips.
- To drop your body toward the floor, keep your core firm and bend your elbows. Allow your hips to sink before lowering your chest.
- Go as deep as you can, then extend your arms by pushing through your hands.
3. Reverse Lunge
- Initiate with your feet approximately shoulder apart in a standing stance.
- Take a deep breath and take a step back with your right leg. Raise your foot off the floor and land on the sole of your right leg.
- Bend your knees so that your legs form two 90-degree angles. Keep the left shin parallel to the ground and your left knee higher than your left ankle. Ideally, your back knee should be 3-6 inches above the ground. Get down to earth!
- Your shoulders are squarely over your hips, and your torso should be erect.
- Push off with your rear foot and drive through your forward heel to get back to standing.
4. The Burpee
- Stand with your feet hip apart. Lace your palms on the ground.
- Keep your core and hips elevated as you jump your legs back into the high plank.
- Return to the high plank by bending your elbows and doing a push-up. (Some burpee varieties omit this phase or do it somewhat differently.) Do what seems right to you!)
- Now leap to the outsides of your palms with your feet and burst up. As you hop as hard as you can, reach your arms aloft.
Now that you've learned the above-mentioned techniques, it's time to incorporate them into your daily routine. It will save your time and get you in shape slowly and steadily. If you want to get advanced, hold an adjustable weight in your hands, which work your muscles harder while saving more resources than a bulk of fixed weights.