Flex those muscles

Flexing your muscles to make them stronger

Flex those muscles

No need to worry too much if your gym is closed because actually, you can do more or less anything you want from home. Keeping your muscles strong keeps your posture straight, which is really important now a lot of us aren’t moving and stretching as much as we usually do. We are also spending a lot of time in front of the computer or TV, so let’s start on those shoulders to keep them up and back a bit.

If you already have weights at home, great. If not, just use household objects like bottles filled with water, a can of soup or even a bucket of water. Hold a dumbbell or any other weight in each hand. Raise your arms to shoulder height, fists up in the air as in “champion pose”. Palms facing forward. Keep your chest open, core tight and elbows back, press up to the ceiling and then lower back down to the starting position. If you feel any tension in your neck or back, try this with lighter weights. Repeat 20 times.

Now to your bum. To make things a little more difficult, place two weights on your hips, holding them in place with your hands. Bend your knees, bring your feet to your bottom. Lift your bottom, leave your shoulders on the ground and push your pelvis up towards the ceiling. Your heels should be off the ground. When up, push, push, push, using your bum muscles. Repeat 20 times and on the last move, hold for 10 seconds. This is also great against tummy cramps!

There are loads of online exercises with and without weights. Have a look around and you can put together a great fitness plan. So pump the music up and get going.