There are many ways to use your body to stay in shape from cycling to lifting weights. Some of these exercises are easier than others. When starting, it is best to consider only low-intensity, high repetition exercises. To achieve the best results, you should begin slowly and gradually increase the difficulty of your exercises over time.
If you’re looking to improve your fitness but don’t want to spend money on gym memberships or personal trainers, there are numerous workouts you can do at home that can get you in shape. Many of these workouts are low impact, which allows you to do them in the comfort of your own home.
Here are some of the best at-home workouts for beginners:
- 10 Dumbbell rows (use a milk jug or other weight).
For anyone who has ever missed or skipped an exercise day, this one’s for you. If you’ve ever walked into a gym or a health club to find that the only piece of equipment you can use is the handle of a milk jug, then you’re a dumbbell dinosaur. Many exercises use this simple yet effective tool to achieve rock-star-level results. You can use dumbbells to develop all your muscles and build strength.
10 Walking lunges (each leg).
Lunges are a great way to get into shape if you’re a beginner. This exercise is easy to do, and the best part is that you can do it anywhere. Here’s how you do it. Get in a standing position with your feet hip-distance apart and your hands on your hips. Bend your knees and bring your heels to your bum. Lower your body as far as you can, keeping your knees behind your toes. Bring your feet out to the sides and straighten your legs. Repeat this movement 10 times. Then move to the front of your body and do the same. Repeat this movement 10 more times. You can do this exercise anytime you want.
30 Jumping jacks.
The basic idea is to carry out a set number of exercises for 30 seconds each. That, in a nutshell, is what’s known as a “30-jumping-jacks” workout. The idea is to do thirty minutes of jumping jacks each day, at the same time, day after day.
20 Bodyweight squats.
After you’ve been at it for a while, the first 10 or 20 squats are easy, the next 20 a little harder, and the rest get progressively harder with each set until you’ve got to keep decreasing the weight to keep the momentum going. The last thing you want to do is stall at a plateau where you can’t get any harder than you already are.
15 Second Plank.
The 15-Second Plank is a simple yet surprisingly effective exercise for strengthening your abs. Keeping your abs perfectly straight for 15 seconds is no easy feat! In the past, to perform a plank, you’d have to find a floor or a sturdy piece of furniture to put your hands on. Today, with the help of an exercise ball, you can perform the plank anywhere, anytime. You just need to set up your ball on a table, chair, or desk and put your hands on it. Your body is supposed to be flat on the floor, but with your hands on the ball, your body is supposed to be stretched out as far as possible. By using the ball, you will be able to perform a plank for a greater amount of time and more accurately.
The push-up is a basic exercise that works for nearly everyone, no matter what kind of shape you’re in. While it’s not a glamorous exercise, the results of doing a push-up are undeniable: a stronger back, stronger abs, and more toned arms and legs.
The benefits of working out at home far outweigh the benefits of working out at a gym. And there’s no need to drive to a gym and pay a monthly membership fee to have access to a piece of equipment. The best part is that you can do it anytime, anywhere.
There are many ways to fit exercise into your day. For example, you could go for a short walk or run after work or join a gym. You can also work out at home by using different machines. For example, if you want to work out your arms, you can place a resistance band around you and pull it against the band’s resistance to start the exercise.