Many adults today were very active when they were children. They did not have any of the electronic gadgets that children have access to these days. They usually spent their leisure time engaged in some physical activity.
Because they are often engrossed with their electronic gadgets, children nowadays tend not to have sufficient exercise. It is a good idea that parents encourage their children by exercising with them. Below are ten exercises that you can practice with your children.
Exercise #1: Plank
The elbows should be placed on the ground. The tips of the toes should be raised. The back should be kept straight. The abdominals should be held tight and in a straight line. This position should be held for as long as possible. Thirty seconds is a reasonable length of time.
Exercise #2: Squat
The feet should be placed as wide apart as the shoulders. Deep knee bends should then be performed. The deep knee bends are performed as if you are going to sit down on a box. The arms should then be put out. As you perform the deep knee bends, the knees should not go beyond the toes.
Exercise #3: Push-up
This can be done with a bent knee or with a straight knee. The back should be kept straight. The abdominals should be kept tight.
Exercise #4: Crunch
A crunch is similar to a sit-up. However, you do not raise your torso from the ground towards the knee. The chest is curled towards the knees. A crunch is sometimes referred to as a curl-up.
Exercise #5: Lunge
A step should be taken. The individual then touches the back knee towards the ground. The front knee should not go beyond the front toes.
Exercise #6: Side Leg Raise
Perform the side leg raise in the same manner that Jane Fonda performed it. The legs should be kept straight.
Exercise #7: Burpee
A squat should be performed. Then the hands should be placed on the ground. Then the legs should be kicked straight back behind the person. The person should land on their toes. Then a push-up should be performed. Then the legs should be brought back underneath the person. Then the person should jump straight up from the floor.
Exercise #8: Mountain Climber
The person should begin in a position similar to a push-up. Then one foot should be brought forward towards the armpit. Then the foot should be extended back out. Then the other foot should be brought forward towards the armpit. Then the foot should be stretched back out. The mountain climber almost appears similar to a stationary bear crawl.
Exercise #9: Butterfly Kick
The person should lie on their back. The abdominals should be kept tight. The feet should be raised a little bit off the ground. Then the feet should be “flutter” kicked.
Exercise #10: V-Up
A v-up is similar to a sit-up except that it is in the form of a letter V. The person should lie back. The arms should be extended above the head on the ground. The legs should then be lifted. The hands and the torso should then be raised. The body should then form a letter V shape. The person should then reach towards their feet. The person should then lie back down.…