Five Exercises You Can Do in Your Apartment

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The weather in Chicago can get pretty extreme sometimes, be that intensely hot or bitter cold. If you’ve just moved into your apartment and you’re stuck inside, you don’t have to skip your workout altogether. There are plenty of exercises you can do right in the comfort of your own home!

1. Side Planks

If you always do the standard frontal plank as part of your regular workout, change it up with a side plank instead. This exercise requires you to prop yourself up using half your body, triggering your muscles.

2. Lunges

Whether they’re side or forward lunges, in your spacious living room or bedroom, you will have the room to stretch your legs (literally) and work each one with challenging lunges. See how far you can go!

3. Squats

Squats are such a popular exercise because they tone the rear and the upper leg muscles. This move involves your bending down slowly into a squatting position, standing and repeating. If you have weights around your apartment, you can hold them in both hands for an even tougher workout.

4. Crunches and Reverse Crunches

The basic crunch is a simple yet awesome workout for abs. You lie on the floor with your hands behind your head and then lift the upper half of your body, feeling it in your abs. What about reverse crunches? With this move, you still start by lying down. Place your knees close and then raise your legs as high up as you can go. It’s recommended you lift 90 degrees, if possible.

5. Pushups

The classic pushup should still be a part of any exercise routine, as it strengthens several areas of the body. If you’re bored by regular pushups by now, try lifting a single leg and then doing a few reps. Switch to your other leg and continue.


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