Do you feel lazy to go to the gym? Or even worse, are there no gyms near your house? Whatever be the case, hitting the gym for a rigorous workout session can be an immense turn off, especially when you come back after a long day at work. However, with insalubrious, sedentary lifestyle defining our being, workouts and exercises are the need of the hour. They not only keep us physically fit and healthy, but also mentally and psychologically sound. Did you know by investing even a few minutes of time everyday, for exercising, you can attain a healthy life, without even stepping out of the house? You do not even have to purchase expensive home gym equipments for the purpose. How? Read on to know that. In the following lines, we have provided easy ways to workout at home.
Easy Ways To Exercise At Home
For this exercise, you need to first position your feet about shoulder-width apart, keeping the back straight and the head up. Now, squat down i.e. sit on your heels, with the top of your thighs parallel to the floor. Hold the position for a second and then stand up, exhaling your breath as you come up. Squats help build the thighs and shape the buttocks, apart from improving the endurance.
You need to stand upright. Now, spread the legs, one forward and the other backward. The distance between your feet should not be more than two feet. Keeping your abdominal muscles tight and chest high; lower your upper body, while bending your leg. At the time of bending, do not allow your knees to go beyond your toes. Repeat the exercise with the other leg as well.
You can perform this exercisewith a doorway chin-up bar or ceiling rafters of a garage. Position your hands with under-arm grip and hang down. Now, slowly raise your body, until your chin reaches the bar level. Wait for a few seconds, before going back to the original position. The best bet would be to you use momentum to get your body to the top. This is a great exercise for the biceps, deltoid and lat muscles.
Bent Over Row
For doing this exercise, position your right hand and right knee on a sturdy flat surface that provides good support. Now, pick a dumbbell or something that is heavy in your left hand. Thinking your arms to be hooks, bring the dumbbell or the heavy object up to the side of your chest. Keeping your back in a straight position; lower the weight back down to arm’s length. Repeat the whole process using the right arm.
For this exercise, you need to lie face-down on the floor, with the hands shoulder-width apart and palms facing inwards. Now, push up your body until the arms are straight. Lower the body and repeat the process. To raise the level of difficulty, place your toes on an elevated bench, while your hands are on the floor. Lower your body until your chest touches the floor, before going back to the original position.
For this exercise, you need to place yourself between two sturdy surfaces (chairs would be a fine option). Keep your head up and body as vertical as possible. Start by lowering yourself, until your upper arms are parallel to the seat of the chairs. Hold the position and then push up to the top, until your arms are fully extended again. Make sure you look straight while doing this exercise. Dips are a great workout and involve all the muscles in the body.