Home exercises and home workouts became really popular during March to July quarantine but there were always people who preferred working out home instead of going to the gym.

Reasons for not liking the gym can be pretty legit: you hate to pay for working out, you don't like a bunch of people around you during your time, or you simply don't like the smell (as gyms usually have unique smells). If so I suggest you try these five best home exercises you can do at your home any time you like. Here you only use your bodyweight.

1. Squats

All your need here is your bodyweight. Squats are one the best exercises out there because they hit large muscle groups which mean more calories are burned during the workout.

Spread your feet shoulder-width apart and then hold your arms straight in front of you while lowering your upper body as much as you can. 

With squats, your legs and glutes can become very nice eye-catchers!

Do 4 sets with 15 reps!

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2. Bulgarian lunges

The Bulgarian lunge is a perfect exercise for your lower body, to develop strength and stability.

Start by standing in front of a flat bench(something higher or chair) with both feet together, then place one foot back on the bench with your toes pointing down and the top of your foot flat against it.

Keep your chest up and your core tight and then slowly lower yourself down by flexing the knee and the hip of your front leg until your rear knee is just short of touching the ground. Think mostly about lowering your hips rather than just shooting your knee forward.

If you are just starting out then you can put a pad on the ground as a reference point so that you know how far to lower yourself down.

Once you reached the bottom position, press yourself back up by extending your front knee and a hip at the same time, and stop just short of locking out front knee because that will keep the tension on your quads throughout the entire exercise.

Bulgarian lunges are quite difficult but they are killer home exercise!

Do 4 sets with 10 reps for each leg!

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3. Sit-ups

Besides being one of the most popular exercises out there (seriously, if you don't know what sit-ups are you must be living under the rock or something!) sit-ups are an exercise that includes, abdominal part of the body, chest, lower back, neck, and hips.

It's a multi-functional workout and its main target isn't stomach fat but rather gaining muscles.

With this exercise, you'll build ab muscles, and sit-ups are amazing for burning calories and increasing your core strength. 

Also, by building strong core muscles you'll improve your body posture. Good posture improves your spine health and you'll definitely look more handsome to others! 

So how to do it?

Lie down on your back, bend your legs so that the feet stay firmly on the ground to stabilize our lower body. Place your hands behind your head without pulling your neck. When this is done, start doing the exercise by curling your upper body toward your knees. Exhale as you go up, inhale on your way back down.

Do 4 sets of 15-30 reps!

4. Plank

Now we're getting sweaty!

Plank is one of the most effective exercises you can do at home.

Planks require a small investment of time, and you get the chance to achieve great results in a relatively short amount of time.

This home exercise is known to boost your core strength and you'll have the entire middle body working like crazy!

Put your hands directly under the shoulders, like you are going to do push-ups. Ground the legs into the floor and squeeze the glutes to stay in a stable position. Fix your gaze in front of you on the floor so your head is in line with your back. 

Hold this position as long as you can, you can start with 20 seconds, and you will become more comfortable with the plank pose as you continue to do it daily. 

5. Stretching

Good ol' stretching.

Stretching will help you prevent the risk of injury and decrease muscle inflammation. It's a very important part of every exercise because when your muscles are flexible and stretchy then you are less restricted, and you can move wider and do some exercises much better.

Also, stretching improves blood flow and gives you that nice serotonin boost which will make your workout much more satisfying.

Feel free to take some time to do the stretching.

Check out this YouTube video for more visual details:

That's it, folks!

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