There are tips and tips galore when it comes to working out your body. You’re, in fact, quite confused about how to go about choosing the best exercises for the best results. Despite the large variety of techniques that exist, trainers and instructors do have some unanimity on the best workout tips of all time.
Here Are 15 Of These Tips To Make Your Task Easy
There’s a reason why so many people choose to get on the treadmill at the gym and at home too. Brisk walk on the treadmill with dumbbells (3-5 pounds) in each hand is a miraculous workout technique. Try out a minute each of some of the most common treadmill workouts – shoulder presses, triceps extensions, laterals, biceps curls etc, and see your heart beat stronger in just a few minutes.
Running, as we all know, is an amazing workout. You can make it even better by adding wall sits at the end of every run. Keeping your feet shoulder-width apart, lean against the wall and then follow it up with squatting to a 45 degree knee angle. Half a minute to a minute of holding yourself in this position, a total of about 10 times, is the perfect exercise for your body.
If you want to burn something like 26 calories per minute (and let me tell you, that’s quite a bit), try out jump-rope double-turn maneuvers. All it needs is a basic jump for five minutes, before doubling the height while turning the rope twice as fast (to ensure that the rope passes under your feet twice) in one jump.
One of the best ever exercises known to humanity, it’s absolutely the works when it comes to toning the body. You just need to get the procedure right. This simply means you need to keep the body – from head to toe – rigid while doing push-ups. No sagging allowed, so to say!
Weights are known to work miracles in strengthening the muscles and firming up the body. The more the weight you lift, the more benefitted your body will be. The right way of doing it is to choose a weight that will comfortably allow you to perform 8 to 12 reps.
Squatting is great for your body if you hinge your hips back to lower your body while doing this workout. Do what you’d be doing if you had to push on to something with your butts. This will help stimulate your lower body muscles.
Lift And Run
This is quite an easy tip to remember. You just need to do your strength building exercises before the cardio workout to burn more weight.
This is called so because it virtually works for all your body parts. Hold 3-4 pound medicine ball in your hands and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Now raise your arms to bring the ball at eye level, over your right shoulder. Then bring it towards your left knee, push your left leg forward, and bend it about 90 degrees. You just need to keep your right leg straight all through.
Plyometric Box Jumps
Choose a tough, 1 foot high box and jump on to the middle of it, before jumping back down. It’s good for strengthening the legs and improving the heart.
If you’re crunching, keep your abs contracted through the exercise, even while lowering your chest away from your knees, for maximizing the ab-toning effect.
Kayaking and paddling are a great way to keep your stomach flat and firm. You can do this at home by putting an exercise band around the leg of a table or some other fixed object. Sit on the floor with your legs straight and knees bent a little. Take one end each of the band in your hands and turn your torso to one side, pulling your elbow back slightly. Change sides to repeat the action.
Expand your running regime to include sprinting, which helps build more muscle. So adding sprints to your run is a good workout idea.
Jump squats and other such high-intensity squats will help build your glutes as nothing else with do.
If you slide your shoulder blades down and then back, before any exercise, you’ll be less prone to workout injuries than otherwise. It works particularly well in minimizing pain during biceps curls.
By adding to the range of your motion, you’ll succeed in making your workouts work better for you. All you need to do is squat just a little deeper, drop the weight down closer to your body, and increase the height of the steps in step-ups, etc.