When performed correctly and consistently, home workouts give yourself the opportunity to become in shape just the same as if you were to perform an exercise at the gym. The important key when working out at home is to focus on strength training. You can boost your lean mass by building muscle through resistance exercises before incorporating cardio into your weekly routine. Let’s go through a few common and effective exercises that most individuals use in the comfort of their own home.
Push-ups are among one of the easier workouts to perform in your home just due to its accessibility. Push-ups work the triceps, pectoral muscles, and shoulders. When practiced with proper form, they can also strengthen the lower back and core by engaging (pulling in) the abdominal muscles. Try attempting this exercise by starting with 10-12 reps and progress to the next level by increasing repetitions without dropping the back, stopping short, or shaking unsteadily.
Lunges are another great exercise and are very vital for your lower body strength and posture. Lunges increase muscle mass in the core, butt, and legs. Having a sculpted base in the lower body will not only improve your appearance but also improve your posture and range of motion. You can do these lunges with your preference of weights. It may be necessary to begin these lunges with a chair for balance. Similar to push-ups, begin with 10-12 repetitions for each leg until comfortable to advance to the next stage.
We have talked about the upper body and lower body muscle groups, now let’s dive into how you can upgrade your core muscle group. Planks are essential when shaping your core because they work all areas of your core; upper, lower, and side obliques. You are advised to begin 15-second planks until ready to move onto 30 and 90-second planks. When you feel that you have mastered this workout, feel free to add free weights onto your back while planking.
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