Sometimes there is no need for a gym you can just do your exercise and work out straight from your living room or back yard. Gyms are great if you want to be around other fitness lovers but sometimes staying at home and focusing simply on yourself and your workout can be pretty great for what your body needs. Get your fitness on!
1. Timed Interval Training
Interval training uses the time to make sure that you get the best out of your workouts. It will boost your over all fitness endurance and burn calories. The idea is to vary the intensity in the workout. Push the pace and then back off to take a break and go back in, pushing harder each time. Fine-tune the pacing using a trainer or valid information. Do. Rest. Repeat.
Squats work the quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes. Keep the feet shoulder-width apart and your back straight. Bend your knees and lower your bottom as if you are about to sit. Keep the knees straight over the ankles. After a while, add dumbbells when you get better with this one.
You should use a real chair for this move, once the back of your thighs touch the chair, stand back up.
3. Leg Lunges
This one works all the major muscles of the lower body. It improves balance. You need to do it right.
Take a big step forward, keep the back straight and then bend the front knee to 90 degrees. Keep the weight on your back toes then drop the back knee to the floor. Do not touch the floor. Always keep the back straight. Do not bend your back. Add dumbbells after a while.
4. Upper Body Push-Ups
This exercise will strengthen the chest, triceps, shoulders and core body muscles. Face down and place your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart. Place the toes on the floor. If that is hard, start on your knees. Make sure to engage the abs and bottom muscles. Bend the elbows until you almost touch the floor and then come back up. Keep your torso parallel to the ground at all times. If it is hard, start with higher levels like the kitchen counter and then go lower with the time.
5. Ab Crunches
Crunches make the abs better and stronger. Core muscles need to be stronger to help you do strenuous activities with ease. This is easy to do because all you have to do is lie back straight on the floor and then raise your head, then neck and shoulders and then the upper back off the floor. Lower yourself slowly back down and repeat. You can try variations of it that are easy to do. Finally, you can do it with your fingers interlinked behind your head. Always breathe normally. Try as many methods of it as you can. Trainers on YouTube demonstrate it perfectly.
This is the best and easiest. Walking is great. It is like running but easy. You can even do it in the house on a treadmill. If you are just walking for fitness, start with 10 minutes or so at a time. Add a few minutes each day you do it and soon, you can walk a long distance with each increment. Quicken the pace and take to the hills after that.