Want to hit the gym to work out your shoulders, abs and buttocks but your floor is kind of dusty so you need to spend time sweeping it? Fret not because you can hit a couple of birds with one stone — you can perform all sorts of muscle-toning exercises while keeping your home spick and span!
Check out the following moves that you can do with the help of your trusted broomstick to keep your floor spotless and the shape of your body flawless:
We all know that doing squats is one of the best exercises for the derrière. With the help of a broomstick, squats can also give you more flattering shoulders. All you have to do is stand up straight with your legs shoulder width apart while holding a broomstick above your head. Gently, lower your buttocks while keeping your back neutral and your knees in line with your feet. Do 3 sets, each one consisting of 10 to 15 reps.
This may be a really challenging workout, but it’s great for your arms, legs, buttocks and back. To get started, lie on the floor on your stomach and grab the broomstick above your head, about shoulder width apart. All at once, take your arms, legs and head slightly off the floor (keep your face parallel to the floor). Start doing flutter kicks — that thing you do when swimming. Do a couple of sets, with each set consisting of 10 to 15 pairs of flutter kicks.
Make those good old crunches more interesting with the help of a broomstick. This exercise is performed just like when you are doing crunches, only this time you are holding a broom with your hands about shoulder width apart. Place the broom on the top of your torso, and then glide it over your upper thighs (without letting the broom come into contact with them) as you lift your head, neck and shoulders. Repeat 8 to 12 times. Do another set.
Doing knee touches is a great way to tone the midsection, in particular the sides of the abdomen and lower back. Start by standing up with your feet just a tad wider than shoulder width apart. Grab hold of the broom, place it behind your neck and let it rest on your shoulders. Raise your left knee and swing your upper body downwards to the left, letting the end of the broom meet your knee. Repeat using the right knee. Do 2 sets of 10 to 15 repetitions.