WHILE more and more of us are in “lockdown,” I mean Enhanced Community Quarantine, more and more are dedicating time to exercise. To those who’ve said they couldn’t exercise for lack of time, now’s your chance!
Here are some exercises you can do while gyms are still closed.
Start in a push-up position. Brace the abdominals by squeezing both butt cheeks together. Walk your hands as far forward as you can while keeping the back straight. Walk back to push up position. Try and do three sets, 10-20 reps each. This move targets the abdominals.
This here’s one of the best butt builders. Start standing. Step one foot forward, the rear knee should almost touch the ground at a 90-degree angle. Go back to the starting position. Try and do three sets of 10-20 reps with this.
Push-ups are great to develop the chest and triceps. Basically position your arms away from your body. Slowly lower yourself down, and bring yourself up. Ten reps are good, but more than 30 in one go is even better. Do three sets.
Run in Place
Start standing and run in place by bringing your knees up one after the other as quickly and as dynamic as you can. Try doing this for 30 seconds. You should feel quite out of breath. Six sets with a one-minute rest interval should be good.
You must remember this move from elementary school. Do jumping jacks for 30 seconds, and go for six sets. This move should challenge your cardiovascular system.
How serious is the coronavirus?
According to the World Health Organization, Coronavirus has a contagion metric between 2 and 2.5, this means a person affected by coronavirus can possibly infect two people or more. The seasonal flu has a contagion metric between 1.2 to 1.6. So let’s all stay home, exercise, bunker up because this too shall pass.