This is the equipment-free, no-gym workout you need right now

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Don’t let social distancing come in the way of you and getting ripped.

With cities going under lockdown and gyms being shut for an indeterminate amount of time, it’s easy to slip into a sedentary routine. But as you’ve probably known for a very long time, you don’t need a gym to stay fit. Just a little bit of determination, that’s all. So, here’s that equipment-free, no-gym workout you’ve been looking for. The following exercises are one round. Try to complete one round in ten minutes. Complete three to four rounds.

Jumping Jacks: 20 reps

  • Stand with your legs together and knees slightly bent and hands resting on thighs

  • With your knees still bent, open the arms and legs out to the sides. The arms go above the head and the legs go wider than the shoulders.

  • Close your legs and arms back to your sides.

Push-ups: 10 reps

  • Get down on all fours and place your hands tad bit wider than your shoulders.

  • Keep your arms and legs straight.

  • Lower your body to the floor till your chest almost touches the mat.

  • Push yourself back up.

Squats: 10 reps

  • Stand with your feet slightly apart and toes pointing slightly outwards.

  • Push out your hips and squat down even as you keep your body weight on your heels.

  • Hold for two seconds and return to starting position.

Burpees: 10 reps

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart.

  • Get yourself into a squatting position.

  • Place your hands on the floor in front of you.

  • Kick back your feet. You’ll now be in the plank position.

  • Go all the way down to the floor.

  • Press up with your arms.

  • And then jump your feet forward.

Mountain Climbers: 10 reps each leg

  • Start by getting into the plank position.

  • Then pull your left knee up to your midsection while the right leg remains out stretched.

  • Repeat the action with your right knee.

  • Continue alternating the movement.

Crunches: 10 reps

  • Lie down flat on your back with your knees bent and feet hip-width apart.

  • Keep your hands behind your head (but don’t lace your fingers together).

  • With your abs pulled inwards curl up forward as your head, neck and shoulders are lifted off the floor and then roll back.

Reverse crunches: 10 reps

  • Lie down flat on your back with your knees bent and feet hip-width apart.

  • Keep your hands on your sides or under your butt.

  • Tighten your abs as you lift your hips off the floor and crunch your knees towards your chest.

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