For many moms, the idea of heading to the gym after a long day is about as appealing as well, swimming through a pool of overcooked noodles. But workouts don't have to be drudgery or unpleasant. And most importantly, they don't even have to be in a gym. Armed with the right equipment and the right information, the home workout offers a complete exercise routine that's way more fun than a pool of noodles and effective to boot!
First Things First
To make sure that your exercise routine is giving you all it should, you want to keep the following principle in mind: HIIT. Basically, it stands for "high intensity interval training." Whatever routine you decide upon, you want it to be well-rounded with a mix of cardio, toning, and strength training. Do these at high intensity and watch the body felt melt off and your new toned body emerge!
Videos Bring the Gym to You
Naturally, when you think about home exercise programs, exercise videos probably come to mind. While Jane Fonda might have made exercise videos popular, they've come a long way since then. Nowadays, these resources educate you as well as help you become fit. And if you really want to learn what the all-important HIIT is, videos are an excellent way to go. Try out some videos online and see if your workout doesn't crank up a notch. And did we mention that many of them are free? Yeah, that's a definite plus!
Beginning the Workout
Space is usually an issue with home workouts. If your home isn't large enough to have a complete set of dumbbells plus a rowing machine or any other type of big equipment, don't despair. You can replicate the effects of these pieces of equipment even if you don't have a lot of space. Here is a list of items to use in place of big equipment:
● Exercise bands
● Hand and ankle weights
● Medicine balls
● Jump ropes
Aside from the space issue, mom's face time issues. If you're nodding your head, thinking, "I don't know when I can eat lunch, let alone workout," you're not alone. But you don't need to plan a 40 minute exercise session to get something out of your workout. Throughout the day, try doing 10 of one of the exercise below when you have five minutes:
● Crunches and sit-ups
● Standing calf raises
Shake it Up
Not all exercise needs to involve heavy lifting. Yoga moves built strength and agility. They're also deceptively simple and provide a good burn that tones muscles fast. Start out with move like downward facing dog, the cobra, the warrior, and the tree pose to name a few.
Getting to the gym can be challenging for even the most ardent exercise fanatic. However, adding some simple hand weights and exercise bands as well as a few exercise videos can go a long way to getting you fit, without making you go a long way to do it.
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