Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Effective Workouts at Home

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Effective Workouts at Home

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






Single Exercises

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:

● Push-ups

● Crunches and sit-ups

● Lunges

● 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.

Last Thoughts

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.

Bio -This guest post is courtesy of Top Fitness Magazine. Top Fitness Mag features the latest news and reviews like the sunny indoor cycling bike and the concept2 model d indoor rowing machine.

28 comments:

  1. can't we exercise only by imagining those steps in our heads?

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    1. Sure you can Dezzy, if you want imaginary results ;)

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  2. Going to the gym I hate, so avoid that like the plague. Do P90x at home and that keeps me as fit as can be. Although weight do cost a bunch to get.

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    1. I need to look into this P90x. I hear a lot of great results from people who've done the program. A set of weights can be pricey, that's why I only have a 3 and 5 pound pair. I'll use the gym's, but make sure to use a lot of sanitizer afterwards!

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  3. I need to use my exercise ball at home more. It's right there to use. I should use it!

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    1. My exercise ball really doesn't get much use, other than the kids bouncing on it. I do use my free weights and medicine ball frequently though.

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  4. I am a fan of group exercise classes. I really struggle with working out at home.

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  5. This is a great article! There's no reason to skip a day if you can't get to a gym. And there's no reason to have a gym membership if you can get into shape at home.

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  6. I have like 4 exercise balls. Not sure why I have so many but I do. I use them though so all is good

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  7. I would prefer to do my workouts at home. I am all about not having to leave this house unless it is necessary. Catherine S

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  8. I'm loving these ideas. I have a few weights a yoga mat and an exercise ball so videos and quick home workouts are perfect for me.

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  9. I would love to have an exercise ball. I heard it would help with my lower back issues.

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  10. These are great exercises you can do at home. I have a hard time getting motivated to go to the gym to workout. I will have to try a few of these.

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  11. I like doing work outs at home, I can't get out much so this would seriously be the only way to keep me on track. These are really great tips, and I'm going to start making sure I follow them! - Jeanine

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  12. These are great workouts for at home. I think these are ideal for a lot of people who can't go to a gym.

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  13. Great ideas! I really like working out just need the motivation to go do it!

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  14. I have never tried weights... I prefer walking or water aerobics but I think I need to change things up a bit and try something new.

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  15. I haven't ever used a medicine ball. My son has though, and he likes them quite a bit.

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  16. I have fallen behind on my at home workouts. I need to get back on track. I have all of the tools I need already.

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  17. Its so hard to find the motivation to workout but I know it's something I need to do.

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  18. These are some really great ideas! I would love to start working out at home.

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  19. This is amazing article man. Loved it totally

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  20. Interesting Stuff!
    thanks for sharing

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  21. I have never tried weights... I prefer walking or water aerobics but I think I need to change things up a bit and try something new. Yo! thanks man

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  22. I am in love with your writing skills.
    Keep it up!

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  23. I really think it will be a sad day when we move on from courtesy and helping each other along the way.

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  24. Really nice article. loved it, very informative. Thanks for sharing :)

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  25. Wow, awesome article man. Please continue . thanks for sharing very informative article.

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