Equipment-free exercises allow you to stay active even if away from the gym or your normal routine at home. Using your own body weight and focusing on stability and endurance can be done by modifying exercises you may already do regularly. This exercise, for example, is a twist on a traditional bridge.
-Start by sitting on the floor, make sure you’re on a surface where you won’t slide as you complete this movement.
-Get into a “crab” position, placing your arms perpendicular to the floor, bending your knees and lifting your bottom slightly.
-Move your left knee up and towards your right shoulder, while also moving your right hand towards the knee. Tap your knee, and then return your arm and leg to the starting position (see the video above).
-Complete the movement with the opposite knee and hand
-Continue alternating sides until the count of 30 seconds (or however long you can as you build strength and balance).
Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.