7 Exercises to do Everyday: Transform Your Body With These Exercises

Tired of reading about exercises you can’t do everyday? Well, here are 7 exercises to do everyday, ones you actually can do everyday. Workouts included.

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We all know we should be doing some exercise.

It’s kind of drilled into us isn’t it?

But, how do you exercise when you’ve got a busy life. When you can hardly drink a hot coffee, can you really spend time exercising?

I get it.

Life can take over.

And before you know it, it’s 7 o’clock at night, the kids are finally in bed and you’re knackered. Too knackered to even think about a workout.

But what if I told you with just 7 exercises, and 15 minutes you could have a full-body, very challenging workout that will not only get you fitter, it will help propel you towards any other goals you might have.

Let’s say weight loss, or having more energy, or just feeling happier within yourself.

Would you be interested?

Well, what are we waiting for…

As always, if you want to skip straight to the workouts, because yes there are workouts as well, then click the link below the picture.

Tired of reading the same old exercises that, actually, you can't do everyday? Well here are 7 exercises to do everyday. Exercises you actually can do everyday, workouts included.

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7 Exercises to do Everyday: Most Popular Exercises

Below I’ll go into my favourite exercises.

You’ve guessed it, there are 7 of them. I’m also going to show you how to put them into a work out, so you’ve got everything you need to get started on your fitness journey.

But, before we get into the specifics, I wanted to tell you why I’ve chosen these exercises over the millions there are out there.

It’s simply because I think they’re the best exercises you can do daily.

They have most bang for your buck. (I use this saying a lot and I’m not even sure I like it. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know.)

They are functional exercises which mean they work more than one major muscle groups. This is important because it’s how our body works.

None of our daily activities use just one muscle group. So why work just one muscle at a time.

It’s best to strengthen your body how you move normally. That way everything you do, all of your daily activities become that bit easier.

So, that’s why I’ve chosen these.

And with that, let’s get to it...

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Mountain Climbers

How to do mountain climbers? Here are the key pointers

I find mountain climbers a weird exercise.

I quite like doing them. Well, I don’t mind doing them. But I find them weird. They’re kind of like high knees but done facing the floor.

Whether you find them weird or not, one thing is for sure, they are a really effective exercise. They get your heart pounding and your legs pumping.

But, they don’t just work your heart and your legs.

Because of the position you’re in, think high plank, your arms, your core, your lower back, they’re all working as well.

It really is an exercise that works the entire body.

How do you do mountain climbers?

The starting position is a high plank. So you’re hands are on the floor and your legs are extended out behind you and you’re on your toes.

You’re facing the floor.

You bring one knee up to the middle of your torso and then replace it back on the floor. And do the same with the other knee.

Repeat. But repeat quickly. Like I said, it’s like high knees. Like running. It’s that kind of speed.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Burpees

How to do a burpee? Here are the key pointers...

If I had to chose one exercise to do everyday it would be the burpee. I mean for my clients to do everyday. Not me, I hate burpees.

Only joking. I love to hate them.

They are so many exercises in one, that it is the obvious choice.

A squat, a squat thrust, a push up, another squat thrust, and a squat jump. You’re covering so many muscles and so many systems in your body, in just one exercise. To say they’re a whole body exercise is a bit of an understatement.

If you only had 5 minutes to spare, then do 5 – 10 burpees every minute on the minute and you’ll be away.

But, with this awesomeness comes the challenge. They are a tough movement. Which is why so many people hate them.

So, how do you do a burpee?

In a standing position, feet hip-width apart and your core engaged. Sink into a squat position but sink all the way down so your hands are on the floor in front of you.

Jump your legs back so you’re in a high plank position and the lower yourself down to the floor as you would in a push up.

Push yourself back up to high plank. Jump your legs back to your hands and jump up explosively landing back in the crouched squat position.

And start again.

There are lots of stages to a burpee. If you’re struggling, break the movement into it’s component parts. Practice them and then put it all together piece by piece.

Strength Exercises

Ok, the last two exercises are what we call cardio based exercises. They are designed to improve your cardiovascular fitness.

The next two we’re going to look at are strength exercises.

They’re designed to build your muscular strength. Yes, if you do them quick enough you’re going to work cardio system as well. But we’re focusing on these to build muscle strength.

So, it’s not about the number of reps you do, but the quality of the reps.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Squats

How to do a squat? Here are the key pointers...

Squats have to be the classic of all exercises, not just those that build lower body muscle.

It’s a simple exercise, but can have a massive impact on your fitness levels, body composition and lower body strength.

Just an aside, don’t let anyone tell you squats are bad for your knees...they’re not. Not doing squats properly, or at all, is bad for your knees.

If you do struggle with leg strength, or knee pain, you might not want to do squats just yet. If this is the case, substitute with leg raises.

How do you do a squat with proper form?

Stand with your feet hip-width apart and engage your core.

Flex at your hips, knees and ankles to sink your bum back and down.

Keep sinking until your knees are, at least, at a 90-degree angle. Return to the starting position by pushing through your heels and straightening your legs.

Top points to remember, always keep your chest lifted, so your shoulders aren’t hunched over. Your spine should be in neutral, your chest should help with this. And make sure your core is engaged at all times.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Push Ups

How to do a push up? Here are the key pointers..

Another classic. Probably not as much as the squat. But classic it is.

If you’ve done any kind of workouts in the past, you may have struggled with push ups. And I wouldn’t be surprised. In fact, I still do. I can’t do many full push ups.

The reason is, I concentrate on getting the form right.

Push ups shouldn’t be a quick movement where you just do one after the other after the other, as fast as you can.

You should concentrate on getting your chest as close to the floor as possible and keeping your elbows close to your body.

Yes, this makes it more difficult. But, your strength, your upper body strength will sky rocket.

How do you do a push up?

Start in a high plank position, so your hands on the floor under your shoulders. Your legs are extended behind you and you’re raised up on your toes.

Bend your elbows, lowering your upper body towards the floor, getting as close to the floor as possible.

If you’re struggling to get close to the floor, drop down to your knees. It is more important you get close to the floor than it is to stay on your toes.

Ab Exercises

Ok, we’ve covered cardio exercises, we’ve covered strength exercises, so now we’re onto ab exercises.

The exercises that are going to work your core muscles. The ones that are going to give you a rock hard core.

Please remember, that these exercises in themselves aren’t going to give you a six pack.

You’re going to need to really watch what you eat on top of working out, if you want a six pack.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Plank Exercises

How to do a plank? Here are the key pointers...

We’re back onto the classics, the plank.

There are different variations of the plank, high plank, low plank, side plank. All are a great way to develop your core strength. But, to keep things simple, I’m going to focus on the low plank.

I prefer the low plank because you can make it a full-body exercise, with what they call a hard style plank.

That’s where you hold the position of a low plank, but you engage, squeeze, all of the muscles in your body.

You hold them tight. Hold them firm. So nothing is wobbly.

If you thought a ‘normal’ plank was hard, try a hardstyle plank.

If you want to make sure you’re engaging all of your muscles get someone to nudge you. If you move, you’re not tensing hard enough.

How do you do it?

Get into a low plank position, lying on the floor on your elbows. Your elbows should be directly under your shoulders, your legs extended out behind you and you should be on your toes.

When you’re in that position, engage every muscle you can.

Pull your elbows down, your shoulder blades back and down, squeeze your bum, your legs. Push your heels away from you. Squeeze everything you can.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Glute Bridge

How to do a glute bridge. Here are the key pointers

You might think it’s a bit strange including the glute bridge under the ab exercises. The glute bridge, after all works your lower back and your glutes.

The thing is, both of these need to be strong for you to have a strong core.

So it’s here, included under the ab exercises.

How do you do a glute bridge?

Lying on the floor with your knees bent, feet on the floor, close to your bum.

Breathe in and lift your bum off the floor.

Try to do this vertebrae by vertebrae. Keep lifting until your body is in a straight line from your neck to your knees.

Hold the position at the top for a few seconds and then lower your bum back down to the floor, vertebrae by vertebrae.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Downward Facing Dog

The last exercise I’ve chosen is for flexibility.

Down dog is my favourite of all of the yoga poses. It’s really great to increase your general range of motion.

If you’re struggling with your hamstrings, shoulders, feet, or you just feel a bit, what’s the word...frazzled, yeah frazzled is a good word, you could do a lot worse than throwing in a few down dog stretches to your workout routine. Or just your day.

If you don’t know what a down dog looks like, imagine your body in an upside down v shape.

Your feet are firmly planted on the floor, although depending on your flexibility your heels might be raised off the floor, that’s ok.

There is a straight diagonal line up to your hips and your bum, which are high in the air, and then another straight, diagonal line down to your hands which are also on the floor.

You can start your workout with a few down dogs, just make them a bit dynamic. Cycle your feet, raise a leg and circle it, or bend both knees and straighten them again.

At the end of your workout you should concentrate on holding them. Breathing into the stretch and then going a bit further.

But, you can also include down dogs into your workout.

You can move from a high plank to a down dog and them back again. Tough yes, but very effective.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: The Full-Body Workout

Please make sure you can do all of the exercises with proper form.

If you are struggling, seek advice from a personal trainer. If you can’t, or don’t want to work with one locally, then do get in touch. We can jump on a zoom call and go through the technique of these, and any other exercises you might be struggling with.

If you are suffering from any medical conditions, speak to your doctor first and then a personal trainer.

So those are the exercises, now you want to know how to put them into a workout don’t you?

A quick workout you can do everyday.

But, should you exercise everyday?

Well, there is nothing stopping you, especially when your workouts are short, like these 15 minute workouts. But, I would advise you to have at least one rest day during the week.

At least one day where you focus on something restorative. Maybe a gentle walk with the family. Or a bit of yoga. A hot bath. Something that will restore your energy systems and set you up for the next week of full on training.

Another point I would like to make about these workouts, yeah, there’s more than one. We’ve got to keep it interesting, right?

All of these workouts can be done with just your own body weight. You don’t need any special equipment.

That said, if you do have equipment you can use, feel free to use it. Whether it’s light weights, heavy weights, resistance bands, or a ruck sack with potatoes in it.

Use it if you want to.

Warm up with a few down dogs, or you could try one of these HIIT workout warm ups.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Keep it Simple

A simple HIIT style workout using 7 exercises you can do everyday.

For this one we’re going to keep it simple. Cycle through the exercises working for 45 seconds, resting for 15 seconds. And rest for one minute between rounds.

Talking of rounds, one round, including the rest will take 7 minutes. Two rounds 14 minutes, three rounds 21 minutes, etc, etc, etc.

Do as many rounds as you have time for.

  • Mountain climbers
  • Squats
  • Burpees
  • Push ups
  • Glute bridges
  • Plank hold

7 Exercises to do Everyday: The Ladder Challenge

A challenging ladder workout using 6 exercises you can do everyday.

This one is an EMOM, every minute on the minute. So every minute on the minute you complete the required exercises.

But every minute it’s going to get slightly harder because you’re going to add a rep to every movement.

  • Minute 1: 1 rep of each exercise...mountain climbers (one each side), 1 squat, 1 burpee, 1 push up, 1 glute bridge.
  • Minute 2: 2 reps of each exercise…
  • Minute 3: 3 reps of each exercise
  • Repeat for as long as you have or until you can’t finish the round.
  • To end hold a plank for one minute.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Tabata Styleee

Tabata style workout using 7 exercises you can do everyday. A quick and simple workout.

Tabata is a workout protocol where you work for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds. This workout is in that style, but instead of rest you do the second exercise. Do that for eight rounds, four minutes, rest for a minute and move on to the next pair of exercises.

  • Mountain climbers; push ups
  • burpees; squats
  • glute bridges; plank hold.

7 Exercises to do Everyday: Daily Exercise

So they are the 7 exercises you can do everyday to see serious results.

Only commit to working out everyday if it fits into your current daily routine. Consistency is better than volume, so you can start out strong, but if you can’t carry on you won’t see much in the way of benefits at all.

It would be a much better idea to workout once or twice a week but do it consistently. You can always add in workouts when you have time.

But start with what you know you can do.

If you try any of these workouts, I’d love to know how you get on, so please do get in touch. And remember that my newsletter sends fun workouts, home workout tips, and delicious recipes straight into your inbox, so why not sign up. It’s free.

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What are 7 exercises you can do everyday?

  • Mountain climbers
  • Burpees
  • Squats
  • Push ups
  • Forearm plank
  • Glute bridge
  • Downward facing dog

What equipment do I need for 7 exercises to do everyday?

You don't need any equipment.

All of the exercises, and the workouts can be done using your own body weight. 

But, if you want an extra challenge, you can easily use weight. Light weights, heavy weights, resistance bands, kettlebells or even a ruck sack with potatoes in. 

Should I workout everyday?

There is nothing stopping you working out everyday. Especially if your workouts are short. 

But, I would always urge you to have at least one rest day during the week. 

A day where you focus doing something to restore your energy levels. Something easy going. A walk with your family. A bit of yoga. Even a hot bath. 

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