Are you fed up with those unwanted pounds that seem to linger around, but simply do not want to leave? Or have you already lost a substantial amount of weight, but are now looking to get back into shape? So many people are busy with their business, work or families, that they do not have time to visit a local fitness center.
But that doesn’t have to stop you from getting back into shape and reaching that toned body you have desired for so long. There are certain fitness exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home, while getting back into shape fast.
The important thing when it comes to getting fit at home, is to have a consistent schedule. You will not get back into shape if you simply work out once a week or even once a month. For the best results, you should consider doing a workout at least three times a week. The most important thing is that you do something, even if you’re unable to go to a gym. And there is certainly no reason to believe that the workout you do at home is less effective than a workout at the gym. In fact, recent studies have shown that the best way to work out is by using your own body weight instead of weights at the gym.
Nonetheless, it is always a smart idea to design an effective workout program at home. One that you can easily stick to. To make the program even more effective, you can use things like dumbbells, exercise bands or push-up bars that you can inexpensively purchase online or at the store. Remember however, even without these things you can effectively build muscles and burn more calories.
Once you start doing these exercises at home, you should always do a warming up. The perfect way to do this is by taking a brisk walk. You can then continue with some abdominal exercises and push-ups.
Effective workout programs at home could, for example, start with a warm-up. Then continue with a cardiovascular workout, which gets your heart pumping. Both the warm-up and the aerobics workouts could consist of 10 min. each. Do note however, that you should not take more than 1 min. breaks in between. You can then do another 10 min. of resistance training, to build up those muscles. Finish off your fitness exercises with some flexibility moves and then move into a cool-down, which does not need to take more than 5 min. This could be an effective workout that would only take you around 45 min., three times a week.
For the aerobics exercises, you could follow a video or simply use a jump rope. Do whatever it takes to get your heart rate up. For the resistance exercises, you could do simple squats, abdominal crunches or push-ups. You can also choose to work with dumbbells. Flexibility moves and the cool-down simply consist of multiple stretches for your entire body.