Skip the Gym: Lose Weight with These 5 Super-Simple Home Exercises
Priyanka GillFounder and Editor-in-Chief, POPxo
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Anyone who knows me knows I obsess about exercise. I have spent time with some of the world’s best trainers and have done some really intense classes (I LOVE Barry's Bootcamp) and the upshot is: these 5 exercises will transform your body. All you need is motivation, a skipping rope and 30 minutes.
Yes, you did it in school, under duress and the eagle eye of your PE teacher. But trust me when I tell you: 5 minutes of skipping every day will give you the cardio burst you need to cut flab. So do it every day. Do it at the highest intensity you can. And thank me for it when those love handles melt away.
2. The Plank
It is the ultimate hero-move for your core. See how to do the perfect plank and then hold it for 60 seconds. Follow on with side planks (on each side obviously) for 60 seconds each.
3. The Squat
It is not easy to do an effective squat. But once you learn how to do one, your butt WILL get toned and pert. Do a set of 12.
4. Tricep Dip
This one is my favourite. Most women struggle with toning their arms. Daily tricep dips are quick and effective. The first set is one of 12.
5. Push up
As far as arm/ back/ chest exercises go - the push up is an all-rounder. Once again tough to do - you start off on your knees and then become strong enough to do the full version. 12 is your magic number.
Now that you have done one circuit - it should take you around 10 minutes - do the entire set again. You will thank me - and yourself - for it!