With many of us stuck in-doors, the amount of exercises you can do feels limited without gym, equipment. We feel that there isn’t much progress to working out indoors.
However, not only are there tons of bodyweight exercises you can do, but there are even some great household items you can use to add variation to your daily home workout.
And one of those household items is a TOWEL!
Using a towel can reduce traction and make some basic bodyweight moves even more difficult.
3 Towel workouts
Mountain climbers are great for building cardio endurance, core strength, and agility. This exercise allows you to work out multiple muscles at once. Start in full plank position with a towel under each foot. Keep your core tight and spine neutral as you engage the lower abs to pull the RIGHT knee in towards the chest—sliding your foot on the towel. Continue alternating sides as quickly as possible.
2. Knee Tucks
Knee tucks strengthen many muscle groups, including the abdominals, lower back, legs and arms. Adding stability exercises such as knee tucks can help improve your posture and balance. Start in a full plank position with a towel under each foot, maintain a straight spine. Engage the lower abs to pull both knees in toward the chest at the same time. Keep your core tight.
3. Gliding Lunges
Lunges strengthen your back, hips, and legs, while improving mobility and stability. Just like knee tucks, they help improve one’s posture and balance. Start by standing with your RIGHT foot on a towel, and most of your weight on your LEFT leg. Sit your hips back into a squat position, and slide the RIGHT leg out to the side using the outer thighs. Then staying down in your squat position, use the inner thighs to slide the RIGHT leg back in.(alternate between leg sets).