Saturday, 9 July 2011

Top 5 Exercises with no equipment

Excuses.  I hear them in all forms from all sorts of people.  They all suck.  One I hear a lot is "I cant afford it"  So I'm writing out the first 5 exercises I would choose for someone who has not a lot of time and "cant afford it"  These are steps you can do at home, in the park or basically anywhere you feel comfortable.  Ive attached videos to each one for those of you who don't know how to do them :) 

1. Squats. I couldn't do one of these to save my life until I watched a you-tube tutorial on how to do it. Squats work your thighs, hamstrings, butt and hips. Squats build core strength and increase the strength in your legs.  Start with doing 12 or 15

How to do a squat

2. Lunges.  Another leg exercise that works glutes, quads and hamstrings.  This one requires balance. Make sure your knee's are at a 90 degree angle before you start.  Start by doing 12 or 15

How to do a lunge

3. Plank.  This exercise builds endurance in both your back and your abs as well as stabilizing your muscles. Start off by holding it as long as possible.  Once you know your starting time you know what to work from.

How to do a plank

4. Push-ups. Working the pecs, triceps and deltoids the push-up is good for people in all levels of fitness.  If your just starting up don't worry about doing it on your toes, drop to your knees and make sure your form and posture is correct.  Start by doing as many as you can on your toes, then drop to your knee's hopefully between the 2 you can do 10

How to do a push-up

5. Mountain Climbers.  This cardio exercise brings up your heart rate while challenging your legs and core.  Instead of counting reps for something like this I like (well I actually hate it but...) to do it for 60 seconds.

How to do a mountian climber

Now start from the beginning and do it again :) Dont forget to drink water and breathe!

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  2. All great exercises! Mountain climbers are great but they kick my butt.

    Please include the FItness Friday blog hop button if you link up. It will help get the word out and the more link ups the better. Thanks so much!

    Now I'm off to check out your recipe in the previous post.

  3. I love working out! These are great tips for those who don't know where to start.

    I hate when people say/write workout "Secrets" Working out isn't a secret. Diets aren't a "secret"

  4. I Love doing mountain climbers..I put paper plates under my feet to make them slide better on the carpet.
    Planks are my workout nemesis...LOL..
    Great post..I like this hop too..Think I will link up next week!!!


    Karma Kristin