Why work on one part of the body at a time when you can combine your workouts to engage your upper and lower body at the same time?
Engaging in exercises that target multiple muscle groups at once not only saves you a ton of time but also improves coordination and boosts metabolism.
There’s no questioning why we need to strengthen our arms and legs. Not only are these limbs the most used parts of the body, but the stronger they get, the more comfortable we are when performing our daily activities.
At-Home Leg and Arm Exercises
1. Jumping Jacks and Overhead Dumbell Press
Get your cardio on and tone your arms and legs with jumping jacks and overhead dumbbell press. Using dumbbells is an excellent addition to your workout as strength training exercises prove to burn more fat and keep you strong.
- Hold a light dumbbell in each hand and stand straight to prepare for jumping jacks.
- Jump your legs out and in to start the exercise. Place your arms out and a little above your shoulders with your hands out.
- When you jump your feet out, raise your arms up to make the shape of an “X” with your body.
- When you jump your feet in, lower the dumbbells.
- Perform this exercise for about 60 seconds.
2. Squat Thrust and Press
Squat thrust and press exercises will target your legs, glutes and arms. Incorporating squats into your workouts are incredibly beneficial for the whole body as they keep all your muscles tight and engaged.
- Get into a high plank position with your shoulders stacked above your wrists and your hips in line with your shoulders. Hold dumbbells in each hand.
- Jump your feet forward, landing softly outside your wrists as you get into a deep squat. Your back should be flat, knees behind your toes and your core should be tight and engaged.
- Slowly rise to stand up and simultaneously curl the weights to bring them up to your shoulders and push them up overhead.
- Bring your weights down and in line with your shoulders and continue to lower them all the way down.
- Lower down to squat and release the weights to the floor as you jump your feet back to get into a high plank.
- Perform this exercise for at least 15 reps.
3. Bear Crawl
Yes, crawling is a thing and performing this exercise will strengthen and tone the entire body, including the arms, core and legs. Get the whole family involved and crawl your way around the house to get fit at home.
- Start in a plank position with your back flat, your knees about an inch from the floor and your palms facing down on the floor.
- Slowly start to walk backward and forward in controlled movements with your core tight and engaged.
- Try to crawl back and forth in the room about three to four times, and you’ll definitely feel the burn in no time.
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