Get-Fit Real-Quick Workout


Even if you don’t have time to shower after a workout doesn’t mean you should forgo daily exercise. While sweating is a sign your body temperature is rising, sweat isn’t always necessary for an amazing workout. You can boost your energy and tone your muscles without even moving though isometric exercises — they contract your muscles while you stay in one stead position. The longer you hold each position, the more muscle fibers you recruit, thereby intensifying your workout while still leaving you sweat-free.

1) Wall Sit
wall-sitWhile wall sit works all of your leg muscles, special emphasis is placed yourinner thighs. Consciously focus on pushing your knees outward and notice how your inner thighs begin to contract.

Place your back against a wall, feet shoulder width apart in front of you. Slide your torso down the wall until your legs create a 90-degree angle, thighs parallel to the floor, knees tracking over ankles. Either hold your arms out in front of you or down at your sides. Your shoulders remain in contact with the wall. Hold for one minute.

2) Leg Raise
lying-leg-raise

This exercise is a perfect combination of stretching and strengthening. By flexing the front of your thigh, you strengthen and tone the muscles around your knee and the front of your leg while simultaneously stretching out your hamstrings, the muscles at the back of your leg that get tight while driving or sitting.

Flatten your back against a wall, legs shoulder width apart. Bend your right knee and lift your leg high. Push your heel away, extending your leg straight. Your body will want to peel away from the wall but don’t let it. Take deep breaths. If you notice your leg dropping, pull it higher during your exhale. Hold for 30 seconds to one minute, then switch legs.