This week we talked about some at-home leg and glute workouts while gyms are to remain closed to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Now that you’ve worked your lower body, let’s talk arms! Remember, exercising is an amazing way to keep your immune system strong and your body toned! Here are some great options to consider for working out your arms at home with minimal to no equipment!
First, stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. Make sure you are standing straight with strong posture and your core engaged. Then, slowly reach your hands toward the floor in front of your feet, slowing rolling your back down. Let your knees ben slightly as your hands touch the ground. Walk your hands forward, slowly allowing your heels to lift off the floor as you approach the plank position. Keep your core engaged! Keep your legs straight and then begin walking your feet forward toward your hands. Make sure you’re breathing! Once your feet are at your hands, you can stop. Return to a standing position slowly. Repeat! (Hack: this is a bit more than just an arm workout!) Check out the video below for help.
You can use your couch for this! (Because let’s face it, we’re going to be spending a lot of time here the next few weeks!)
First, place your hands shoulder-width apart toward the edge of your couch. Keep your palms down and your fingers facing forward. Then, extend your legs in front of you with your arms straight. Begin lowering your body by bending your elbows. Keep lowering until your elbows reach a 90-degree angle. With your hands on the edge of your couch, press into the couch and push yourself back up. Repeat in sets of 15 or for time.
Start in a high plank position with hands centered underneath you, fingers into a diamond. Hold your body in a straight line, keeping your core engaged. Bend your elbows out to your sides and lower your chest to the floor. Keep your core tight and body aligned; don’t let your hips dip! Hold for 1-2 seconds, and then push back up. Repeat in sets or until failure. Remember, if you need to modify, you can always do these on your knees. You can also change up your grip for a different type of arm workout!
Remember, the closing of fitness facilities is only temporary. It’s important to put health and safety first! Check back for updates. We will announce any operating hours via email, social media and our website.