Lock down is a time where you are not able to control your food even if you want to. Everyone is following social distancing and imprisoned at home, almost everyone is making some new dishes in the kitchen. But not being able to control yourself towards food and ever-growing belly worries you. To overcome these worries, here are the some core exercises for you which you can do at home without any equipment. And you will not have to think too much about your food. This will help you to have strong core i.e 6-pack and make the stomach flat.
Sit-up exercise helps you burn fat faster, by working on the lower and upper abdominal muscles of your stomach. It also helps in improving the body’s flexibility and balance. More importantly, you can burn calories faster.
To do Sit-ups, first lie down on your back and bend your knees in such a way that your feet lies straight to the ground. after that, keep your fingers behind your ears and slowly raise the upper part of your body, making sure that lower part is fixed to the ground. Now move the upper body backwards and lift it again. Repeat this process at least for 20-25 minutes.
2. Russian Twist
Russian Twist, this is a core exercise, which is helpful in strengthening the core and stabilizing the spine. It can help you get slim figure by reducing your belly fat.
To do this exercise, first bend your knees by sitting on ground and then raise the legs above the ground. You have to sit on your hips by bending the knees and lifting the legs from the ground. Now Hold a ball with both hands or join your hands together and start twisting the upper part of your body from right to left and from left to right. Do at least 3 sets of 20-25 reps of Russian twists.
Plank is another core exercise, which has many benefits. It not only works on your abdominal muscle but it also makes your neck, shoulder, chest, glut, quadriceps and back muscle strong.
For this, you lie down on the ground with your elbows upside down. After this, lift your entire body up with the toes and elbows of your feet. Stay in this position for a while and breathe in slowly and exhale.
4. Boat Pose
This is also one of the core exercises to do at home. Boat pose may seems little difficult to do, but is very effective exercise. It strengthen your stomach, abs and spine and also stimulates better kidney and thyroid functions. It is also helpful in relieving digestive problem and stress.
For a boat pose, first come in Russian twist position, after sitting on your hips, bring your hands close to your knees and stay in this position for a while. Keep in mind, you should not be bent your back.
5. Straight-leg Donkey Kicks
Straight-leg Donkey Kicks is also one of the good and easy exercise to do at home. This works on your gluts and core and makes them strong. it also include your quad muscles.
To do this exercise, your starting position should be knees hip-width apart, place hands under your shoulders, keep neck and spine neutral and your back straight. Now kick your leg outward, like you are kicking something. Then return to your start position and repeat. Do this workout for both legs with 2 sets of 15 repetitions each.