If you are used to running outside most of the year, then the monsoons are a dampener, quite literally, on your plans. What about the mornings when you get up at 6am only to find the rains pouring down, making it almost impossible to even make a quick dash to your car without getting soggy and uncomfortable? Therefore, here is our compilation of 5 exercises, which are great indoors and give you a good workout. Get started!
Pushups: Lie down on your stomach. Now with your palms and toes touching the floor, push up. Then with your toes firmly on the floor, bring your upper body as close to the floor as possible and push up again, fast. Complete as many pushups as you can in 30-60 seconds.
Free squats: Assume a comfortable stance with your legs slightly wider than shoulder width and your toes pointing out slightly. Now push your hips back and keeping your back straight, sit down as if you are sitting on a chair. The aim is to get your hips and thighs at a 90-degree angle. Make sure your knees do not protrude beyond your feet or you’re not doing it right. Now stand up using your heels to push up and squat down again. Do as many as you can for 30 to 60 seconds
Handstands: Put your hands on the floor and your feet on the wall. Now walk your feet up and down the wall. Do as many as you can for 30 to 60 seconds
Burpees: From a standing position squat down, drop your hands to the ground and jump your feet back to assume a push-up position. Do a push-up. Jump your legs forward to between your hands then jump up into the air and land back into the squat. Do as many as you can for 30 to 60 seconds.
High-knees or high- step run: Stand in a spot and bring your knees to the chest fast. It’s a combination of running on the spot and bringing your knees high. Do this for 30 to 60 seconds.
These 5 exercises will give you a full body workout with a mix of cardio and body weights, so when in need of an alternative to stepping outside, look no further than these this monsoon!
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