The Half Hour Workout

The exercises in this thirty minute routine can be done at home as they are quite simple. They will help to tone you body as they are a bit strenuous. Make sure to eat at least half an hour before you start.

Start your routine with a few stretches. Stand on your toes and stretch as high as you can ; keeping your hands above your head. Again while you are standing; lift your arms up and slowly bend forward and try touching your palms to the floor. Do a few neck rotations as well. All these will loosen up your body and exercising will become easier and there will be lesser chance of  an injury.

Now you can start your actual routine. Lie on your back and keep your legs outstretched. Bring one leg as close to your chest bending the knee. Use your hands to pull it. Hold it for a few seconds and do the same on the other leg.

Now push both legs together the same way and hold for ten counts. Keep your legs outstretched again and lift both legs without bending your knees; again using your hands to push further. Do this at least ten times. During this exercise lift your buttocks a bit off the ground.

Now lie on your right side and support your head with one hand; keeping the right elbow on the ground. Lift the left leg high up and lower it again. Continue this for twenty counts before switching to the other leg. After this you can start with your stomach crunches.

Lie on your back and bend your knees. Lift your legs so that they are at a 90 degree angle. Keep your hands clasped behind your head. Also cross your ankles together as this makes it tougher to do the crunches. Lift your shoulders off the ground and bring the knees and head close together. You will feel your stomach muscles tightening. Do this in three sets of twenty counts each.

End your workout with a relaxing pose. Sit on your ankles and bend forward so that your head touches the ground. Stay in that position for a few seconds and concentrate on your breathing. This ends your workout.