Staying in shape is something that everyone thrives to accomplish but more often than not finds extremely difficult due to multiple factors. Pushing all the New Year’s resolutions aside for a minute, take a moment to ponder on how many times you promised yourself that you would visit your local gym more often? Unfortunately that’s easier said than done, since most people have a lot of other responsibilities that keep them from fully committing to keeping their body in check.
Just because you have a career, a family or both to worry about doesn’t mean that you can’t take a couple of minutes out of your schedule to perform some simple, home-ready exercises which will really make a difference. Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a whole lot of time per day to get a visible result. So, you have about ten minutes before you have to make dinner? Might as well work towards getting those killer thighs you’ve always wanted.
Here are some very manageable home workouts to help you do it:
Seated pillow squeeze
This nifty little trick will do wonders with minimum effort invested. Simply sit on a chair while holding your legs bent at a 90 degree angle, and place a pillow between your legs at knee level. While exhaling, press your knees against the pillow hard then keep that position for about a minute. Repeat this about ten times every day and you’ll be surprised at how much you will achieve.
Seated palm push
This exercise is equally easy to do. In a similar manner to the precedent, sit on a chair with your legs bent at 90 degrees. This time around, make sure that your feet at sturdily anchored on the ground. Place your palms on the outside of your knees and push your hand inward towards your knees. In the same time, push your knees outwards in reverse. The result of this should be keeping your knees and palms at exactly the same position but applying force against each other. Keep that pressure for a minute while breathing normally, then release and repeat a couple of times.
Seated leg push
For this one, get in the same position as the previous two. Next, while one foot is anchored into the ground, raise the other one and exhale at the same time. Hold that position for 30 seconds than inhale and let your leg down. Repeat the exercise, but this time with your other leg. Alternate your legs in this exercise several times.
If you keep doing these simple exercises each day you can get away with a 10 minute workout of success that will put some gym-going thighs to shame. These exercises, in their simplicity, are very effect thanks to how they work the thighs.