5 Moves for a Total Body Workout You Can Do Anywhere

  • October 30, 2017

Gone are the days when a proper gym was something mandatory to keep oneself fit and fine! If you are a health-freak, then you really don’t need those heavy dumbbells and smart fitness equipment always around you. Yes, there are plenty of effective exercises where you just need to add a few potential twists and some traditional moves and that’s it! You don’t have to go some tough extra miles to do these exercises. Just get a small mat or towel for your comfort, grab a bottle of health drink or water, ensure that you are hydrated, wear some comfortable active-wear and you are ready.

Most importantly, don’t forget to consult with your doctor on a prior basis to check whether your body is ready or not! Wondering which are those fantastic exercises? Well, then I am here to give you a rundown. I can assure you that you will be certainly able to lose some extra kilos with these fabulous calisthenics and the cherry on the cake is that you don’t have to even spend some of your precious dollars for getting any gym-membership! Okay, let’s start now!

1. Tricep Dips


Yes, you can go for this exercise without any specialized gym equipment. All that you have to do is just sit on the edge of a wall or bench and place both of your palms close to either side of the hips while keeping the fingers pointing forward. Then just slide your butt off the wall while you keep your shoulders down and back. Afterwards, you have to slowly lower your butt towards the ground while bending at the elbow. Make sure that your elbows are facing towards each other rather than placed opposing each other.

Also, don’t forget to press back up to start position while ensuring that you are not ‘popping out’ your elbows at the top of the move. Tricep dips tone the muscles of your shoulders, chest and lower back. You can continue doing this exercise how many ever times you feel is necessary for your workout!

2. Pencil Squat

This is yet another effective workout that you can do to tone your abs, butts, inner thighs etc. You just have to stand in an open place with your feet shoulder-width apart and then go for the squat while keeping the hands separate resting on the inner thighs. You can do it as many times as you want for thirty seconds or as much as your workout requires.

3. Lateral Leap

Doing this astounding exercise is quite an easy task! You just have to stand with your feet together while keeping the knees soft and don’t forget to tuck in your hands towards your chest. Then, just take a ‘leap’ off with right leg towards the right direction until you are comfortable. After that, cautiously land on the right foot.

After you are done with this step, now you can immediately leap to the left exactly in the same way with your left leg. That’s it! Just repeat this exercise for desired times or whatever your workout requires. Pencil Squats can definitely be added onto this exercise to help you to get rid of those bulges on your shoulders, abs, butt, inner thighs etc.

4. Plank Jacks


Not only is this exercise is quite easy to perform, but it plays an excellent role to develop core strength and to alleviate back pain. Additionally, it does an amazing benefit to you by elevating your heart beats and thus letting you shed massive calories. In order to perform plank jacks, just stand in a plank position while taking support from a wall or (for better results) the ground itself. Then, start creating a long lean line with your body from the crown of your head to your heels. After that, begin ‘jacking’ your legs in and out, but make sure that you are standing light on the toes.

Most importantly, keep your abs zipped up and ensure that you are connecting to your breath. Do it as many times as you desire or whatever your workout requires!

5. Single-Leg Push Up


Through the rotational postures of this exercise you can do a great work out for your abdominal muscles, hip flexors, chest, and triceps. Just use the edge of a bench or wall to get into a push-up position. Don’t forget to keep your abs tight as you lift your right leg behind yourself while standing on the ball of left foot. You should perform the push-ups while keeping your body in an aligned condition. Moreover, don’t forget to take a break if you need to, before you start doing the same moves with the other leg!

You can continue doing this exercise until you get tired or up until the required reps for your workout! So, what are you waiting for? Just start with a new workout plan which you can accomplish anywhere with these striking exercises and I am sure in doing so, you can just jump into that able-bodied look in no time!


About Author:

Joseph Payne is the marketing manager at, deals and discounts provider company. He is passionate about money savings, investment and finance industry. In addition, Joseph also supports non-profit agencies that provide healthcare solutions to handicapped and disabled people.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions in this article belong to the author, Joseph. No product or event mentioned is being promoted or sponsored. The information contained here is for the sake of general public information and interest.

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