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More of us are avoiding the gym presently and working out at home.  Covid has made the home gym experience more valuable than ever. Many people feel more comfortable working out in a space they know is a controlled environment.  Working out at home also saves you time and money.  But not everyone has space or money for an entire home gym.  Still, utilizing some of your living room furniture, like your couch, you can get a great workout without spending money on specific equipment.


1. Leg Raises

Lie flat on your couch with your arms at your sides. Raise your straightened legs until they are vertical with the floor. Slowly lower them back down. Do 30 reps.


2. Seated Twists

Sit on a chair or sofa, leaning back slightly. Lift both feet a few inches off the ground and clasp your hands out in front of you. Twist your torso from side to side, engaging your core. Do 50 reps.


3. Bicycle Crunches

Lie flat on the couch with your knees bent. Place your hands behind your head and slowly lift your head off the floor a few inches while simultaneously pulling one knee in towards the chest. Rotate the legs to create a bicycle motion each time you raise your head. Do 25 reps.


4. Squats

Stand in front of your couch with the backs of your knees touching the front of the cushions. Slowly lower your butt down towards the sofa as if you were about to sit down, but stop before you sit. Raise your butt back up. Do 30 reps.


5. Single Leg Squats

Repeat the regular squat movement but while balancing on one leg. Do 15 reps on each leg.


6. Dips

Stand a few inches in front of your couch and slowly lower yourself down, resting your hands behind your body on the couch. Dip your body down towards the floor, using your arms to raise yourself back up. Do 25 reps.


7. Mountain Climbers

Assume a plank position in front of your couch, with your hands resting on the cushions. Bring one knee in towards the chest, then place your foot back on the floor. Rotate legs. Do 30 reps.

These are just some of the workouts you can do in your living room. Save money and time by working out at home.