Even though you can get a great workout while lying down, there are many good reasons to do exercises while standing up. First, it will be harder because you will be going against the force of gravity. You will have a chance to use your body in a more challenging way without falling over. Also, doing exercises while standing will help you avoid neck pain, which is often caused by doing exercises on the floor.
Below are some of the best standing exercises you can easily perform at home to work and tone your legs, stomach, arms, and even your back.
1. Reverse chop
Place your feet about the width of your hips.
Hold a water bottle, a ball, or a weight at chest height in front of you.
Now, let your knees bend naturally as you lower the bottle to the side and outside of your foot.
On the other side, lift the bottle over your head.
Do 10 reps on each side, and if you want to make it harder, speed up.