One Home Essential, 10-Min Workout: Tone Your Entire Body Using Just...A Towel

One Home Essential, 10-Min Workout: Tone Your Entire Body Using Just...A Towel

If like me, you've also spent all of winter huddled under a blanket drinking hot chocolate, I am not going to judge you. Because, well, same here. But, we boh know, we will have to throw off that blanket and we'll have to get our butts moving again. I am not asking you to hit the gym straightaway. When time is of the essence (and when isn’t it?), skip the gym and head to your linen closet. You only need a thick towel, a little creativity, and a smooth floor for an effective total body workout.

Shall we get started?

3 Exercises In Under 10 Minutes

Bicep curls

How it's done: Grasp the ends of a towel with one hand. Put one foot into the sling of the towel. Keep your back straight. Now, bend your elbows and curl the arm toward your shoulders. Don't move your upper arms. Squeeze your biceps as hard as you can. Lower the weights slowly back to the starting position, straighten your arms completely. That's one rep! Do 20 reps and 3 sets

Target muscles: Biceps and core

V-snap variation

How it's done: A total core working movement, for this exercise, sit down on a mat with your feet straight and back straight. Sitting on the buttocks with your arms. holding towel reaching forward and beside your legs. Knees tucked into the chest. Lean back and straighten the legs out in front of you. Keeping your arms out for balance.

Targets: Abs, quads, obliques

Side To Side Squats

How it's done: Stand straight with your feet shoulder width apart, arms overhead holding the towel. Bend you butt and squat, stand up and take a small step to the side and bend again. As you bend, bring your arms down. Now return to the starting position. Repeat on the other side.

Targets: glutes, quads, hamstrings, core

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