You can use a broom to exercise your entire body.
You can use the broom as an inexpensive fitness tool to work the muscles in your entire body, including your arms, shoulders, abdominals, buttocks and legs. Besides building strength, broom workouts can also help increase flexibility and improve your posture by keeping your spine in line as you exercise. For the best results, do at least eight repetitions of each exercise every other day. Speak to your doctor before starting any new workout, especially if you have a chronic health condition or injury.
Upper-Body Broom Exercises
Work your upper-body muscles with the broom press exercise. Grasp the broom handle horizontally, your hands spaced about shoulder-width apart and your palms facing forward. With straight arms, lift the broom up over your head and press your arms as far backward as possible. Release the tension so that your arms are directly overhead and then press back once again. You can also do side raises by holding the broom handle horizontally with both hands spaced shoulder-width apart. Keeping a hold of the broom, push your right arm up and out to the side until the broom is pointing almost vertical. Hold for a few seconds, return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side.
Crazy Core Exercises
Target the muscles in your midsection with broom twists. Position the broom handle horizontally behind your head on the back of your shoulders and grasp each side of the broom stick with your elbows bent. Rotate your entire torso to the right as far as possible and then twist back to the left. Continue twisting from side to side. Or do the flutter kick exercise by holding the broom stick horizontally overhead with straight arms, hands spaced shoulder-width apart. Lie face down on the ground. Simultaneously lift your arms and legs off the floor and kick your legs back and forth as if swimming.
Target Your Lower Body
Do the broom squat to engage the muscles in your lower body. Hold the broom handle, hands spaced shoulder-width apart. Lift the broom up overhead, bend your knees into 90-degree angles and lower your buttocks toward the ground. Stand back up and repeat, keeping the broom overhead. Or do the plie squat sweep by standing with your feet space slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, toes facing outward. Hold the broom stick vertically in front of you, the bottom of the broom resting on the ground. Bend your knees and lower your buttocks toward the ground. Stand back and immediately raise your left leg out behind. Return your legs to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side.
Work at your own pace and fitness level. Start out slowly and with just a few repetitions of each broom exercise if needed. Gradually increase the intensity of the exercises as your strength improves. For example, add jumps to your squats as you stand back up, add another exercise set or increase the speed of each exercise. Immediately stop doing broom exercises if you experience any type of pain. Take a break until the discomfort subsides or readjust your exercise position before trying again.