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Fitness routine in a small room?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I live in a room in halls, what I want is some kind of exercise routine I can do each day, without any special equipment, in a fairly small room. Any ideas? Especially for my stomach and legs! I have a video, but the rooms too small to be jumping around in!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    sit ups are best for your stomach, hard work though <IMG alt="image" SRC="frown.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Try lunges for your legs.

    Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and take a big step forward (as far as you can go comfortably without losing your balance). Then lower your body until your knee (of the leg you didn't step with) is about 2-3 inches above the ground. Push yourself back up to standing and repeat.


    What areas do you want to exercise? This works mostly hamstrings and bum.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lunges as alex said are good. Also pressups, knee raises, squats, calf raises and leg raises (lying on your side). A nice variation on the situp is: (a cut and paste from one of my posts in health)

    Another one if you want REALLY good abs is to sit on the floor with your knees bent and you feet on the floor. Now lean back keeping your back just of the floor and and your feet on the floor. (A partner to hold your feet down or a bar to hook your feet under may help) and the stretch your arms out behind you over your head. Hold this position for ten seconds then rest for ten seconds - you have just done one set. Do ten sets of this, if your stomach muscles are feeling pumped then you are doing it right. The difficulty can be modified by where you put your arms, and if you are finding it too easy then you can use something like a medicine ball in your hands to make it even harder.

    edited because my brackets came out as smilies

    [ 01-02-2002: Message edited by: Alistair ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Callanetics is surprisingly good and easy to fit into a small room. It really changes your posture and makes you stretch your muscles. I guess any Yoga based excercise (Pilates, Calanetics etc) is good for firming up your body.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    same as byny: yoga based stuff if you've only got a small space. sit ups and ski sits are good, but very painful! <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    callanetics

    I practised callanetics in a tiny caravan whilst touring,you realy can adadpt it to any space,and it gives you powerful,amazing fast results,by using quarter of an inch movements.
    10 years younger in ten hours is so very true,I am 30 and many think I am in my early 20's!!!

    the movements are gentle,you can go at your own pace.

    I hugely recommend it

    hugs

    miss licious
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    This thread is kinda old. ;)
  • JsTJsT TheSite Graduate Posts: 18,265 Incredible Poster
    ^_^ wrote:
    This thread is kinda old. ;)
    Well spotted.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    chin up bar, ahh crap read its a old thread
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Can you guys stop depressing me. I was only 19 then. Seems like ages ago, can't even remember writing that!
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