5 best home exercises for beginners
So you have decided that it is time to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life but you have no idea where to start.
Well the good news is that you can start today with our tips below.
- Body weight Squats
In any workout program a squat is a fundamental exercise.
You can improve your walking, running and even jumping by fully developing your squat so it is really worth your while perfecting this exercise.
When performing this exercise you’re primary working your quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes.
Remember squatting shouldn’t be alien to us because we normally do it every day when sitting and standing up.
Who loves swimming?
It’s easy on impact – Low impact means that swimming is a great exercise for athletes who are injured and need to take it easy on their joints.
Swimming is also a great way to reduce stress. There has been a study published in Pain Research & Management where researchers found that consistent flotation sessions were effective at reducing symptoms in patients who were suffering from conditions related to stress. I guess this must be why we all love just chilling in the bath after a hard day at work!
- Press ups
A great exercise to build up your upper body strength. With press ups you’re effectively exercising your shoulders, triceps, and chest.
Some people may find these hard to do to begin with so you might find that you need to keep your knees on the floor to help support you whilst performing the exercise. Once you feel like you’re getting stronger you can then remove them.
The plank is great way to work the muscles in your core. These muscles are located in your midsection which consists of your abs, lats and pelvic floor muscles.
The plank builds up isometric strength in these muscle groups which helps bring in your waistline and improve your posture.
- Star jumps (jumping jacks)
I love doing star jumps because not only are they good for cardio but they are also fun.
Star jumps are a great way to elevate your heart way rate which improves oxygen levels and gives your body a boost in blood circulation.
Because of the movements involved you may also find that your joints improve their flexibility and overtime get stronger.
If you haven’t done them before, make sure you give them a try.
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That’s my top 5 exercises for beginners to do at home. I do plan on adding a few more in the near future so please let me know what you think.