If you are interested in getting into better shape but do not really want to join a public gym, there are many ways around this. Many people are quick to think that being in good shape means you will have to spend hours and hours in the gym, this is not the case.
If you can spend 30 minutes a day to exercise, do it in the comfort of your own home, you can see significant differences in just a few weeks’ time. Let’s have a look at some of the best ways to exercise at home.
Looking for a quick way to get in some cardio? While at the gym you may have chosen to jump on the treadmill, bike or elliptical, when exercising at home you probably do not have one of these machines sitting in your living room.
But what you probably do is a set of stairs. Stair running can be just as effective if not more effective than running is when it comes to burning body fat, so do not think twice.
Run up and down the stairs three or four times in a row and then take a 45 second rest and walking at a slow pace. Then repeat this process over four to five times and you will have an absolutely fantastic fat burning workouts.
Another alternative if the stairs is not quite your thing is jumps rope. The jump rope is an intense calorie burner, allowing you to burn more calories than a fast race would be.
Be sure to be patient with yourself with this exercise. However, as it may take some getting used to.
Try to jump to a straight minutes if you can, then let you rest for a minute. Alternate between on and off periods of ten to twelve times to create this jump workout.
For the things of resistance training element, if you want to strengthen your body quickly, get a set of adjustable dumbbells is the way to go. You can perform movements to target the entire body, including those with lunges, squats, shoulder presses, chest presses lying on the floor, bent over rows, bicep curls, tricep extensions and the side elevations.
Perform 8-12 repetitions of each exercise moving from one right to the next as fast as you can. Rest for two minutes once the circuit has been completed and then make one more time through and you will be well on your way to adding more muscle definition.
Finally, if you are not so fond of dumbbells, another alternative is to use resistance bands. These are become very popular among those who choose to workout at home because they can easily be stored in a dresser drawer when not in use.
Hold each end of the resistance band in one of your hands and perform many of the same exercises you would with your dumbbells like squats, shoulder presses, chest presses, bicep curls, lateral raises, and bent over rows.