The 7 Minute Sculpt: 7 Exercises You Can Do at Home

The 7 Minute Sculpt: 7 Exercises You Can Do at Home

Whether you are looking for a quick workout on a busy day or to add to something you are already doing, such as running or power walking, these 7 moves/stretches can be done in your home or anywhere. The only equipment you need is a yoga or exercise mat.

I recommend doing three sets of Moves 1 - 6. Do each one as described and then repeat two more times, followed by Move 7.

PLANK


plank

What does it do? This is my favorite move to work every muscle in your body! It especially helps to increase hamstring flexibility. It strengthens core, oblique, back, and shoulder muscles. It also improves posture and relives stress.

How to? Start in the upward phase of a push up (your legs can be straight or you can modify and do this on your knees, at a 45 degree angle). Spread your fingers apart and make sure your shoulders are directly over your wrists. Engage your core, imagine zipping your naval to your spine and then check that your head is in line with your spine. Your weight should be balanced between your arms and your toes. Try also keep your rear end out of the air/in line with your spine.

Hold for 15 – 30 seconds and increase the length of time you do it as you get stronger and more comfortable with the move.

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