Working out and staying fit for a college student can be hard. Even though your student fees cover the Rec Center, you may find that you don’t have time or desire to go after a long a day of classes. So, if you still want to exercise a bit, you can use some things you have in your house or dorm. Below are five ideas on how.
1. If you have a broom, you can consider laying on the floor face down and hold the broom with both hands, (a little wider than shoulder’s width) and lift your upper and lower body for two seconds. Lower your body and repeat. You can do 10-15 repetitions.
2. If you do not have any dumbbells lying around, your laundry detergent will do. In order to get some muscles, you should stand shoulder-width apart, grab the detergent with both hands over your head. Lower the detergent slowly behind your head, bending the elbows and then slowly lift the detergent again. You can do 10 repetitions.
3. To work out your legs use a wall. Stand against the wall with your feet shoulder-width apart and do a squat. Make sure your legs at a 90-degree angle and hold the position for 15-30 seconds. Stand up again and repeat this 10-20 times.
4. If you have stairs at home, this can be a great choice. You can go up and down the stairs for 10-20 minutes or lie face down at the bottom of the stairs with your feet on the first or second step. Form a push-up position and lift your left leg while bending your elbows. That’s one pushup. Repeat with your right leg. You can do 10-20 repetitions.
5. Your laundry bag can also be useful. If you don’t have one, consider a bag of dog/cat food and place it on your shoulders. Stand shoulder-width apart and step back with one foot into a reverse lunge. Make sure your front leg forms a 90-degree angle and that the other leg is a few inches away from the ground. Alternate legs. You can do 20 repetitions.