Fitness: 3 exercises by the basin
Purva Narang, fitness and rehab trainer, presents 3 simple exercises that you could incorporate while brushing your teeth every morning.
1) Reverse lunge
Start by standing straight. Take a large step backwards with your left foot. Bend your right knee until it's at 90°, and lower your left knee until it is also bent at a right angle. Then push back up and return to the starting position. Alternate legs with your reps. Do three sets of 15 on each side.
2) Lateral lunge
Shift your weight to one leg and push your hips back as you lower your body as far as you can. As you lower your body, keep your other leg straight and your foot flat on the floor. Alternate legs with your reps. Do three sets of 15 on each side.
3) Single leg RDLs
Stand balancing on your right leg and hold a water bottle/dumbbell with your left hand in front of your thigh. Sit your hips back and keeping your back flat, continue to bend at the waist until the dumbbell is at about mid-shin height (this depends on your hamstring flexibility). Drive through your heel and push your hips forward to stand up to the starting position. Alternate legs with your reps. Do three sets of 15 on each side.
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