As the summer starts to approach, people start to step up their fitness regimes to get ready for the beach. However, what happens if you don’t have the time or money to get to a fitness club? Don’t despair; you don’t have to go! “What”, I hear you say! That’s right; you can do all you need at home as part of a morning and weekend regime. And, the good news – you don’t need a whole lot of time to do it.
What about equipment? You really don’t need much, just some small weights, a mat and, a pull-up bar. All of which can be bought easily. No need for any expensive exercise machines.
Let us show you how?
Don’t go too fast, too soon thought!
All of these exercises are quite easy to do but don’t rush into trying to do too many reps. With patience, you will get some great results. Listen to your body, ad then slowly build up the number of reps that you do. Numerous videos on youtube.com will guide you through simple daily programs. The last thing you want is a pulled muscle or aches and pains as a result of being too ambitious with your schedule.
Simple Exercises To Get You Started
Sit Ups – The beauty of this exercise is all you need is some space. It can be done any time of the day and can do as much as you can. We recommend that you slowly build up the number of repetitions that you do. It is good to challenge yourself, but don’t push yourself too hard.
Plank – One area that many people worry about when preparing to put on their swimsuits is their belly. Therefore, we recommend this excellent exercise for toning your abs very quickly. All you need is space, and possibly a yoga mat to help with your balance. The beauty of this exercise is that it is quite easy to do, and you will notice results quite quickly.
Leg Raises – While you are working on your abs, try this challenging but rewarding exercise. This is a fantastic exercise for strengthening your core muscles and flattening your abs.
Bridges – This is a great exercise for your glutes, and once again, is a very simple exercise to do at home. All you need is your yoga mat and some space, and away you go. This exercise is also good for building core strength.
Pull Ups – With a simple pull up bar, you can transform door frames into your training hub. Again, this can be purchased very easily and cheaply, which makes it a great investment. You don’t need lots of time to do this exercise, and you will notice yourself gaining strength in a very quick period. Pull Ups strengthen your upper back muscles, shoulders, while also giving your biceps a good workout.
Chin Ups – Another simple activity to do around the house, using the pull-up bar. This is a great activity for building your biceps while improving your upper body strength.
Stair Climbs – Stair climbing is very simple yet very effective for building up leg strength and get that heart rate pumping. If you don’t have any stairs in your house then head off outside and I’m sure you’ll find some 🙂 Another alternative and very effective full body workout is a home fitness climbing machine like the Maxiclimber. These are usually a fraction of the cost of other gym equipment.
This is a just a small selection of exercises that you can start doing today, without having to worry about a serious investment in cash or time.
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