With kids, school, work, spouses, and everything in between our schedules can become jam packed. With so much to do, visits to the gym can seem like not only a hassle, but an impossible feat. However, the answer to this problem can be fixed with one simple concept: bring the gym to your home. Use these simple workouts to exercise your full body. Short periods of exercise can be just as, or even more effective, than longer workouts with moderate effort. Let’s get started!
Pushups are a classic exercise that strengthens your core and arms. Place your arms directly underneath your shoulders and position your feet hip-width apart. Your body should be in a plank position. This means the back of your head, to your hips should be in a straight line.
Be sure to keep your neck in line with your shoulders. When you are lowering yourself to ground keep your elbows close to your body. Try not to let your bottom stick up, or sag. If you find completing a set of pushups is difficult you can make the exercise easier by widening the distance between your feet, or doing the pushups with your knees touching the ground.
Squats are one of the best exercises for toning your lower body. They target your quads, hamstrings and glutes. However, to avoid injury it is important to do them properly. Position your feet hip and shoulder width apart. Turn your toes out slightly for more flexibility.
Keep your chest tall, and look ahead. Then squat down as deep as your flexibility will allow you to. Make sure to keep your knees in line with your toes. To make the squats easier, or if you are experiencing any uncomfortable pulling, keep your squats more shallow.
This exercise targets a majority of the muscles in the body, and is a bit more difficult. When doing this exercise keep your legs as straight as possible, and try and keep your back flat. Bend at your waist, and then place your hands on the floor directly in front of you. Keep your core tight as you walk your hands forward until you are in a full plank position.
Then, walk your hands backward until you are back in a standing position. Keep your hips as high as you can, and press your heels into the ground as you walk back. Don’t walk past the pull up position, or allow your hips to sag. Also, try to avoid swaying from side to side as you walk out. To make the walkout easier, you can bend your knees slightly. Overtime as you continue this exercise, you will gain flexibility and be able to walk out keeping your legs straight.
Now, combine these movements for a quick and easy workout. Do as many pushups as possible for 30 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. Next, do squats for 30 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds. Finally, do the walkouts for 30 seconds and then rest for ten seconds. Repeat this circuit 10 times and complete your home gym workout! Neighbors Emergency Center supports your start to a healthier lifestyle. With 24 hour emergency rooms in Austin, Beaumont, El Paso, and Houston we can treat you quickly and effectively so you can get back to doing what you love.If you are located in Midland, stay update on the new location opening soon at nec24.com.