At Home Workout Routines
I know, I know, I've heard ALL the excuses! You have every reason why you don't have time to fit in your workout routine. But, what if I told you that you can workout anywhere?
Workout Routines At HomeExercise is extremely important for our health, but, sometimes, we don't have time for the gym. Let's not let anything stop us from getting some sort of exercise. Here are some things we can do at the office, at work, or even in our car! Move it or lose it!
Exercises and At Home Workout RoutinesI know that sometimes we even feel a bit uncomfortable walking into a gym. There's all those big guys grunting and huffing, and we are clueless as to where to start. No one expects you to know what to do just walking in there, so, rest assured, you are welcome in the gym.
Even though the muscle heads didn't start out as muscle heads, my clients don't always feel comfortable working out at the gym. Never fear, we have answers for you!
Workout DVD's At Home
There are tons of popular workout routines you can do at home on video. This is always a great way to work out at home, because you can follow someone, and you won't feel like you are all on your own. Once you learn a few things, you can go from there. It makes it easy to stick with and follow it. I've even seen mom workouts where you hold your baby while exercising. The mom gets her much needed workout routine in, and the baby has fun playtime.
Workout In The Car
Really? Workout in the car? Yes! Here's a fun exercise I do, and in fact, I call it a game just to make it more fun. I start out by tightening my buttocks and my abdominal core muscles and I hold it with my hips tilted slightly forward. I do this as soon as I hit a stop light or sign. Then, I see if I can hold it until I get the green light. Another way to do this same routine is to hold it for 30 seconds and relax for 30 seconds. This can be fun if you are listening to music in the car, but, you can do it at anytime. This works the entire core muscle group.
Hotel Workout Routine
When travelling alot, I had to get creative, so, I would do this in the hotel if there wasn't any workout room at the hotel that I could use. For a great warm up, if the hotel has stairs, I will use them for my warm up. I'll take a couple of laps on the stairs. Start out at a normal walk. After that, do one minute interval bursts up the stairs, with a one minute normal walking pace. (Can you tell I love interval training?) Twenty minutes is good. When stairs aren't available, jumping jacks, push ups, squats or no rope jump ropes are good warm ups. Stretching at this point is appropriate. Breathe in raising your arms and touch your toes on the out breathe. (Hamstring muscle group). Then, I walk it over to my right leg, then my left leg, then back to the middle. I walk my feet in together from there so that I am still touching my toes. I bend the right knee and stick my hip out, then alternate left knee, and back and forth until I feel sufficiently stretched. I roll my vertebrae up slowly, one vertebrae at a time to a standing position.
Now, for the harder portion of the at home workout routine. A great beginning is sit ups, squats, push ups and lunges, 20 of each. I love to work out triceps, because we rarely use the muscles at the back of our body, so, targeting this muscle group can be really beneficial. If there is a bench or chair you can grab onto, sit on the edge of it with your feet in front of you. With your palms facing to the back, you dip yourself down using your arms to press you back up. This is a tricep press.
Quick Home Workout Routine Exercise Burnout
Sit-ups, squats, push ups, lunges. 20 of each (set one), 19 of each (set two), 18 of each (set 3), 17 of each, 16 of each, 15 of each, 14 of each .... all the way down to just one. Let's ROCK!
Workout Routines For the Office
People that sit at a desk all day need to move more than anyone! They lead a sedentary lifestyle and really need to take the first step to movement. I have a couple of clients at the office that take the time to get together every hour on the hour and do a one minute plank. This is a core workout routine that targets all the core muscle groups! So, do you have ONE MINUTE to spare?
There are also some things you can do to workout and exercise sitting at your desk. Lift one knee and then the other. Challenge yourself to see how high you can lift your knees. Make sure to keep yourself in check during the day and make sure you aren't slouching. Sit up straight in your chair, and remind yourself often. This will burn some extra calories and improve posture as well!!
Exercises For ArmsWorkout Routine - Bicep Curls
Workout Routine - Chest Fly
Workout Workouts - Push Ups
Exercises For LegsWorkout Routine - Lunges
Core Exercises on the Swiss BallCore Exercise - Side Planks
Core Exercise - The Plank
Core Exercise - Hip Ups
Core Exercises For Abs and CoreCore Exercise - The High Plank
Core Exercise - Handstands
Core Exercise - The Roman Chair
Core Exercise - Leg Ups
Core Exercises For Boxing and Martial ArtsCore Workouts - Straight Punch
Core Exercises For YogaCore Workouts - Locust
Core Workouts - Levitation Pose