3 Home Workout Ideas
By Chrissy Fink
Single-Leg Calf Raises. Standing still, drape one foot over the other so all of your weight is on one foot. Stand near a wall or table for stability, as needed, before starting to do a single leg calve raise by pushing yourself all the way up on to your tip-toes and back down. Repeat 10 times before switching sides.
Stair Tricep Dips. Sit on the bottom step of a flight of stairs with your feet on the floor and your hands under your shoulders, next to your hips. Make sure your fingertips point down and keep your arms close to your body so that the inside of your arms touch your torso. Walk your feet out so that they’re straight in front of you, resting on your heels. (If this is too difficult, bend your knees and place your feet on the floor.) Keeping your butt lifted, lower your body down by bending your elbows. Your butt should not be pulsing down and up, but rather the movement should come exclusively from your arms. Squeeze triceps and come back up. Need even more of a challenge? Cross one ankle over the opposite knee or raise a leg in the air.
Elevated Push Ups. Stand at the bottom of a flight of stairs, facing up the staircase. Place your hands shoulder width apart on the 5th step so your body is at a nice angle. Keep your spine straight as you lower down, keeping your core engaged. Do 5 before lower to the 4th step. Keep going lower and lower until you’re solely on the floor.