4 Easy Home Exercises
Are you gym shy? Do you lead a busy life? You don’t have to live in the gym to be fit and healthy. Here are 4 easy exercises you can do from home:
Resistance training helps to build muscle and improve overall body composition. Lifting weights should be a part of everyone’s exercise routine — and fortunately, it’s an easy exercise that can be done from home. You can find hand weights of various sizes at your local sporting goods store or thrift store. Unlike most exercise equipment, hand weights don’t take up much space, as they can be easily stored in a closet or under the bed.
Before purchasing weights, test out a few sizes. Choose weights that you can comfortably lift 10-15 times. Concerned about technique? Consider getting a personalized training program based on your level, commitment and equipment. Have Lisa personally check your technique!
Squats and lunges
Looking for easy lower-body exercises? Squats and lunges don’t require equipment and can be done easily while multitasking. Clear some floor space in your living room or bedroom and do a few sets/reps. Consider adding hand weights to these exercises for additional resistance.
Form is important for proper muscle building, so make sure to learn the proper techniques for both!
Push-ups and pull-ups
If you want to work your upper body, push-ups can be done right from your living room floor — or anywhere, really. Pull-ups are another great option, but require a little more upper body strength. You can find adjustable pull-up bars at your local sporting goods store. These bars can be adjusted to fit in any door frame, so you can safely perform pull-ups.
Short on time and looking for a quick, full-body workout? While planking may look simple, it works your upper-body, lower-body, and core. Clear some space on the floor and assume the position of a push-up, supporting the weight of your body on your forearms. Hold this position for as long as you can. Beginners may find that they can only hold this position for 5-10 seconds. That’s okay! Start small and work your way up.
Because of the nature of this exercise, proper form is crucial. For guidance, keep your core tight and tuck your pelvis.
While some people prefer working out in the privacy of their own homes, you don’t have to do this alone. Your Lean Life offers personal training programs! Our professionals can help you develop a routine, burn fat, and build muscle. Interested in learning more? Contact us today!