Skipped the gym? Revisit these traditional, equipment-free exercises that will tone your legs, arms and thighs

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Chair tricep dips

Equipment-free? Almost. All you need is a chair. Standing with your back to a chair, lower your body by bending your legs and place your hands on the seat of the chair for support. Extend your legs out in front of you, with most of your weight on your arms. Brace your abs and lower your body until your upper arms are parallel to the floor. Keep your back close to the edge of the chair. Return to the starting position by straightening your arms, but not locking your elbows. Complete three sets of 15 reps.

Static lunges (pictured)

Step your right foot forward and lower your body by bending both your knees at 90-degree angles. Keep the heel of your left foot lifted and squeeze your glutes when returning to the starting position. Ensure your right thigh is parallel to the ground as you lunge up and keep an upright, not forward-tilting posture, to make the most of the move. Complete 25 reps on each leg.

Wide squats

Complete wide squats to up the workout ante for your quads and inner thighs. Placing your feet wider than shoulder-width apart and pointing slightly outwards, engage in a sitting motion with your stomach kept tight. Make sure your thighs don’t go lower than your knees. Hold the position and squeeze your glutes, pressing into your heels on return. Complete 25 reps.

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