There’s lots of reasons why you might not want to join a gym. Maybe money is a bit tight at the moment. Gyms can cost a lot of money. Especially if you don’t go all the time and end up wasting most of your membership. You also might feel a little worried about training in front of other people. It’s a little nerve racking if you aren’t very experienced. You don’t want to embarrass yourself using all the machines.
The truth is, you don’t even need to go to the gym to get a good workout. All you really need is your own body. Working out at home has just as much benefits as working out at a gym. Most importantly, it’s free and you are completely alone. Nobody watching everything you do. Now that Youtube is around, all you need to do is look up a video explaining how to do a certain exercise and you’re good to go. Here are some simple exercises to get started.
A Simple Squat
Most people don’t even bother training their legs, which is a big mistake. They are the biggest muscles in your body. You’ve seen guys walking around with hunched shoulders because they do nothing but chest press. Training your legs will give you a much more balanced physique. It’s so simple to throw into a routine.
All you need to do is bodyweight squats to get started. Make sure you wear loose fitting clothes and you should be able to squat down a good distance. If you don’t think you can get a good workout with your bodyweight come back and tell me once you’ve done one hundred. If you want to increase the weight you can just pick up something heavy and squat away.
Pecs of Steel
Press-ups are one of the most underrated exercises in the whole world. The chest press is one of the most popular exercises anyone ever does in the gym. You usually can’t even find a free bench. The guys that squat usually can’t even do a press-up. Big mistake. Press-ups can give you an amazing amount of growth and they are great for shoulder health.
Some people will have trouble pressing their own bodyweight. That’s cool. Just start with your knees on the floor. Once you can manage 3 sets of 10 you’ll be ready to try a normal one. Once that gets easy all you need to do is raise your legs of the floor. Put them on a chair or something solid. No doubt you will have a great chest after you can do this easily.
Build that V-Shape
Everyone wants a V-shape. It sets you apart from everyone else. It gives your body a complete transformation, turning you from someone who looks like they sit around all day into someone who trains. And the women love it. To achieve this you are better of learning how to do chin-ups. It’s the ultimate exercise for a strong back. You will need a chin-up bar which you can put in between a door frame.
A serious accomplishment for anyone is to be able to do 3 sets of 10. This is of course impressive because it’s very hard work to achieve. Most people can’t even do one. Can you imagine not being able to lift your own bodyweight? It’s something we all should be able to do. If you struggle you will need some help. The easiest way is to focus on lowering your body as slow as possible. This means you will need to jump up, hold on then start lowering. Once you can do one proper one you are on your way to greatness.
Allen is a freelance writer specializing in health and fitness niche. He would like to produce thorough articles like Athletic Greens review on FourHourBodySupplies soon.
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