It’s easy to see why many individuals would be interested in home exercise routines. You can get great results exercising at home, as long as you know what you are doing. All it takes to get results at home is an exercise mat, some free weights (dumbbells) and exercise tubings. Even if you don’t have all these tools, there are several exercises you can do around the house. You can always try exercises that use your own body weight. The secret to success is to exercise the right way without hurting yourself.
At home, you can train at your own time. You are unaffected by the timings of your gym or your trainer. This is an excellent solution for stay-at-home moms, individuals who work from home, and individuals with an erratic work schedule. It’s nice not to have to pay for a gym membership.
Personally, I enjoy exercising at home, because that’s how I started. It’s fun and convenient. I have a treadmill that faces a large TV, some dumbbells and a never-say-die attitude. That’s all it takes. With the number of tools available today, it is simple to set up a gym atmosphere in the comforts of your own home. I train most of my clients in their own home. To get results at home, you need self-motivation and discipline, since you are going to be on your own. It’s not as hard as you think and can be enjoyable and beneficial. When you are committed mentally to pursue a leaner, energized and dynamic fitness level, changes happen much faster.
There are some reasons that home exercise can fail. It’s likely your hectic schedule or a long commute discourages you from exercise. Sometimes, an individual can get intimidated by the social atmosphere of a health club. After all, if a club is a place where people flirt more and exercise less, you might find yourself less inclined to go! It could also be crowded, and many people do not like waiting in line for the equipment. With home exercise, there is not waiting period. Despite the popularity of health clubs, many individuals are now exercising at home. In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported a study conducted by Stanford University. The study said exercising at home is just as beneficial as working out at a health club. Interestingly, the study also found people who trained at home were more likely to stick with their program than those who exercised at a club.
The advantages of working out at home include convenience, cost effectiveness and control over the atmosphere and timing. You don’t have to wait in line for any equipment, and can pace yourself. There is no fear of embarrassment, or feeling of incompetence On the other hand, there may be some minor drawbacks to home exercise. Working out in solitude may affect your long-term compliance, it’s easy to get distracted, bored or lackluster in your efforts. If you follow the same routine for each and every workout, chances are you will give up at some point. The body adjusts to an exercise routine very quickly. It’s important to change up your routine every 3-4 weeks. If you don’t know what you are doing, you may get injured.
Strength Training Exercises At Home For The Upper Body and Abdominals.
For best results, warm up for 10-15 minutes with light aerobic exercise (walking, cycling, jogging). Deep breathing and stretching for 3-5 minutes before you begin strength training helps the muscles relax and rejuvenate.
The following exercises do not require any equipment, other than a pair of dumbbells. This is a unique method that I have developed on my own, and it has helped thousands of clients get results.
Push-ups, seated rows, triceps dips, shoulder raises, overhead shoulder presses, lateral shoulder raises, biceps curls, regular abdominal crunches. reverse abdominal crunches, standing trunk twists.