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Five Easy & Effective Home Workouts You Can Do Without Any Equipment

Five Easy & Effective Home Workouts You Can Do Without Any Equipment
written by
Hend Salah

Between our hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, and always looking forward to the kind of hefty and delicious meal that makes all of our troubles float away, getting fit in Cairo can be quite challenging, especially with the seemingly steep gym memberships – which is why home workouts are the perfect solution.

Combining efficiency and affordability, as well as time saving qualities, home workouts are the best way to fit excercise routines into our everyday lives. From chair leg extensions and standing abs workout, to wall pushups and upper body workouts without any weights, we present five workouts that don’t require any equipment and can be done from the comfort of your own home.

Wall Pushups


As effective as floor pushups, wall pushups strengthen both your upper and lower body and it’s simple; place your feet about shoulder-width apart and a couple of feet away from the wall. Then, while reaching out your arms and placing your palms on the wall, bend your arms till your face almost touches the wall. To increase the intensity of the workout, just move your feet further away from the wall to create a bigger leaning angel.

Standing Abs Workout

For those who hate crunches and floor abs workouts, standing abs exercises can be as beneficial as their floor equivalent. With more than one standing abs routine, you will not only strengthen your core, sculpt your abs and improve your posture, but you will also get to engage all of your legs and shoulders muscles, offering lots of other benefits as well.

Total Body Chair Workout

From seated leg extensions, seated side bends to squats and leg lifts, the total body chair workout includes ten exercises which combine upper body workouts, lower body workouts as well as core exercises for a total of 30 minutes – all while sitting on a chair.

Arm Circle Workouts 

If you want smooth and lean arms, then the arm circle workout is all you need to do to get that slick arm look. With a straight back, take your hands out to your sides and have your shoulders and fist on a straight line; then, start circling your arms clockwise for 20 repetitions and anticlockwise for another 20 repetitions. This exercise will activate all of your shoulder muscles as well as working on your triceps and biceps, as well as improving your arm’s overall strength and size.

Backside and Thighs workouts

Five minutes of seven different types of squat routines everyday are all it takes to have a tight backside and thighs. Squats are known to be excellent for blowing away cellulite, obtaining a round and firm backside. In addition, it well help fight potential arthritis, since squats increase the blood flow to your hips and knees.