Fitness Tips Try out this simple home workouts

The good news is that exercise can be incorporated into daily life rather than being something for which you must set aside time. Here are a few fast workouts that you can do each week at home.

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It can be hard to make time for exercise. With a busy household to maintain, meals and work to do, statistically, getting regular exercise is one area that many of us are not doing despite the multi-billion dollar gym and training industry,

The good news is that exercise can be incorporated into daily life rather than being something for which you must set aside time. Here are a few fast workouts that you can do each week at home.

Kettle bells:

By their nature, typical kettle bell exercises build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders, and increase grip strength. The basic movements, such as the swing, snatch, and the clean and jerk, engage the entire body at once, and in a way that mimics real world activities such as shovelling or farm work.  kettle bells can be easily done at home in a short amount of time and they don’t take up much room. You’d be surprised how intense your workout can be and give you one of the most intense whole-body workouts you’ve ever completed.

Sprints:

Sprinting is the act of running over a short distance at (or near) top speed. It is used in many sports that incorporate running, Sprinting can be much effective than distance running and it takes much less time! This is one case of definite quality over quantity.

 Here is a broken down

  • Sprint 20 seconds

  • Rest 10 seconds

  • Repeat above two steps 8 times

Then

  • Sprint 30 seconds

  • Rest 60 seconds

  • Repeat above two steps 8 times

Then

  • Sprint 20 seconds

  • Rest 10 seconds

  • Repeat above two steps 8 times

Strength Training:

Body weight exercises can also be done quickly and without any added equipment, making them perfect for a workout while the kids are napping. You can do a total of about 20 minutes each time, though work up to more, or start with less as needed. You can focus primarily on the following exercises:

  • Pull ups -These can be done on a tree branch or a portable pull up bar in a door frame. Start with assisted pull ups if needed.

  • Push ups -Start with wall push ups or “girl” push ups if you need to work your way up. Work up to doing them with your feet elevated or in a handstand.

  • Squats– Start small if you need to and work up to a full squat.

  • Planks– One of the best all-over exercises you can do. Rest on elbows, forearms and toes. Hold as long as possible. Repeat several times. Once you can do this, mix it up by raising one arm or leg and holding the position or by holding in a low-push up position instead of resting on forearms.

 

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