Small space may be an excellent excuse for not exercising. However when your waist size starts to increase beyond control like the cost of living, you need to do something about it. Living in a big or smaller place is beyond our control for most of us, however making the fullest utilization of whatever space we have is wisdom. The same thing applies to workouts also. Many people prefer exercising at home than at a gym because of various reasons. It may be because of financial reasons, lack of time, or even may be because of shyness. No matter how big or small your house is you can definitely exercise there. All you have to do is to make a strict routine for exercising when you have least distractions and which you can do routinely. Now according to your body and your preference, mix and match the given exercises and make a routine to give you best results without boredom. Check out the given pointers to know the various workouts for small spaces.
Small Space Workouts
Lie down on the floor with your knees touching the floor. Now keep your palms facing the floor. The hands should be placed a little wider than the shoulders. Straighten your arms and lower yourself with locking your elbows. Keeping your back straight, lower yourself and allow your face to almost touch the floor. Lie in the same position for two seconds and slowly get up keeping yourself parallel to the floor. Repeat the same process many times. Make sure to keep your back straight.
Sit in a wooden chair, keeping your feet flat on the floor. Hold weight in both hands, however don’t hold a very heavy weight as it can sprain your hands. Hold a weight according to your height, weight, and gender. Lean towards your legs, making your chest rest against your thighs. You need to keep your back straight. Bent your elbows a little and lift your arms to the side straight taking them to the level of your back. Now lower them slowly. Do 15 reps. Make sure that while you are lifting the weight up, you don’t lift your back with the hand. Your back needs to be straight all the time.
Stand by keeping a shoulders’ width distance between your feet. Now take hand weight in both hands. Raise the weight making your hand touch the shoulders. Now lower the hand back slowly. Remember to let your palms face outward for bicep curls. You can also incorporate a variation of bicep curl for better results. This variation is called as hammer curls. It is also performed in the same manner with the exception of your palms facing forwards. You can also do hamstring curls. It requires just a standing space. Stand straight keeping your feet shoulder width apart. Now bend one knee and raise your calf behind you making your foot nearly touch your back. Now lower the leg back and repeat with another leg.
Take a lightweight in both the hands and stand with your feet aboutshoulders’ width apart. Keep your elbows straight and raise your arms to the sides below the level of your shoulders. Now slowly lower the hands back to the sides. Repeat several times.
Plies are a great exercise for toning your thunder thighs. Stand with your feet wide, keeping your legs almost two times wider than your shoulders width. Now try to lower yourself down after turning your legs outwards. Lower yourself as far as you are comfortable. Now get back to the standing position and repeat for fifteen to twenty times. This exercise doesn’t require much space and can be easily done any time of the day.
This exercise is done in a standing position. Stand on your feet keeping them shoulders’ width apart. Now grasp a weight with both the hands and raise it above your head. Keep your elbows close to your head and lower them behind your head. Now raise it above your head making your arms straight. Repeat triceps over head for fifteen times.
Some other great exercises for small space workouts are squats, jogging in place, dancing, jumping, rope jumping, crunches, tricep dips, pull ups, lunges, etc. a prison workout is also a very good option for total workout.