Staying physically fit and healthy must not be necessarily expensive. There are lots of exercises that you can easily do without paying for a membership fee in a gym or buying exercise equipment. Even if you can afford to buy one, there might not be enough space in your house to accommodate it.
Here are some exercises that you can do in your room just using a towel. As long as the surface is hard, the towel is an effective exercise equipment to use. Here are the 10 amazing exercises that you can do with just a towel at hand.
- Knee Tucks
First, get to the full plank position and place a folded dish towel under your feet. Keep your head, neck, and back aligned and your hands placed on the floor, palms down. Use your lower abs to pull your knees toward your chest. Then, extend the legs back to go back to your starting position without dropping your hips. Repeat the exercise for 15 to 20 times.
- Front Push Ups
Take the full plank position. This time, you will place the folded dish towel under your right hand. Reduce the distance between your two hands. Then do a pushup using your left hand while the right-hand slides the towel forward. Keep the right hand straight when doing this. Repeat 5 to 10 times. Then use your right hand to push your body up while the left-hand slides the towel forward. Repeat 5 to 10 times also.
- Rear Lunge
Stand and slightly place your weight on the left leg and place a towel under your right foot. Lower the left leg for a lunge position until your knees are bent 90 degrees. At the same time, slide the right foot behind you. Press the left heel to the surface to work out your glutes, hamstrings, and back. Repeat 15 to 20 times. Then perform using the right leg for support with the towel under the left foot. Repeat the exercise 15 to 20 times.
- Hamstring Curls
Lie down on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place a folded towel under each foot and lift the hips up to form a bridge. Slide your feet forward as you almost straighten your feet while keeping the hips from touching the floor. Do it 15 to 20 times.
- Plank Hand Walks
Start in the plank position. Place a folded towel under each foot. Tighten your arms with the spine, head, and neck well aligned. Place your hands 6 inches away in front of you. Then take 10 to 20 steps forward and then backward. Repeat several times.
- Pushing Climbers
Take the full plank position with the folded towels under your hands. Take a big step forward with your right foot, and bring the knee to the chest while moving the towels forward. Then, take a step with the left leg and do the same. Take 10 to 20 steps. Then turn around and go back to your original position.
Lie on your back with your legs straight out. Hold both ends of a towel in your hands. Raise your arms over your head. Then start rolling up, engaging one vertebra at a time. Then, reach your arms forward toward your toes. Return to the first position. Then do the roll up again. Repeat 10 to 20 times.
- Lying Arm Circles
Lie down on your stomach. Extend your arms forward and place a towel under each hand. Lift into a tiny back extension and then press your hands. While putting pressure on your hands, slide them out, forming a circle all the way back to your hips. Then, repeat the process.
Start in the sitting position while holding a towel on both ends. Bend your knees and lift them up until your shins are about parallel to the floor. Balance yourself on your tailbone. Hold the towel forward and over your shins to form a ring. Then lower it under your shins. Repeat 10 times.
- Back Extensions
Lie flat on your stomach on the floor. Place a towel under each hand and extend your arms. Lift your chest and shoulders off the floor while moving your hands in. Then slide back down. Repeat 10 times.