Squats are a great way to work out the lower body while working up a sweat too. For women, squats are particularly great for the glutes and thigh muscles. If you want the best results make sure you are doing squats the right way. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees until your thighs are parallel to the ground like you are sitting on a chair. Make sure your knees do not go beyond your big toe, keep your chest up and look straight ahead without straining your neck. Do this repeatedly.
Skipping rope is a great way to get in cardio and you can do this anyway as long as you have the headroom. Successful cardio depends greatly on consistency and intensity. Avoid skipping rope if you have any problems with your knees, as they may not be able to support your body weight without causing pain. Make sure you use a weighted rope, as it will help work out your arms due to consistent tension in combination with the cardio.
Weight loss is all about cardio exercises to burn excess fat stored in the body. Star jumps are also a great cardio exercise and does not require any props. Start with your legs shoulder width apart, come to a semi-squat position and lunge up in a wide jump spreading out your arms and legs. Do alternative jumps with your legs apart and together. Within thirty seconds, you will have built up a momentum and you will start experiencing an increased heart rate. Mixing up star jumps with other exercises for about thirty minutes every day can have amazing results.
Lunges and bicep curls
Pendulum lunges, static lunges and walking lunges are all variations of an exercise that can help burn fat and tone the body. To do a static lunge, start with your feet shoulder width apart with dumbbells your hands (you can use water bottles of equal size as your weights). Step forward with one foot and lower the other knee towards the floor. Try to maintain a 90-degree angle for both knee joints. At the same time, curl the biceps by lifting the weights towards your shoulders. Step back to original position while releasing a bit of the tension in the arms by lowering the weights. Repeat the same for the other leg and continue.