While most of the country is being forced into a more sedentary lifestyle these days, that doesn’t mean you have to sit idly by on the couch watching your six-pack turn into a beer keg.
While you should still forego a trip to the gym, Scarsdale-based personal trainer Jessica Mazzucco, otherwise known as The Glute Recruit, has given us five simple exercises you can do in your own home to stay healthy and — if you’ll pardon the pun — get your butt in gear. Best of all? These exercises require no equipment.
This exercise targets the glutes, hips, and legs for both strengthening and development, but also is a staple exercise/stretch in alleviating lower back and knee pain caused by tight hip flexors, a common problem if you do excessive sitting.
Another way to engage glutes and quads for strengthening and development, this movement is also a great way to stretch out tight inner thighs, another sign of too much sitting around.
Targeting the back, abs, and glutes, this is a great exercise that challenges your balance, core strength, and stability.
Working the muscles in your upper body (e.g. shoulders and triceps) and the abdomen, this exercise is a fantastic test of strength, balance, and endurance.
One of the best exercises to improve cardiovascular endurance and coordination, this is a total-body exercise and will help increase metabolic rate while keeping your heart healthy.