Do you want to get in shape but struggle to find the time and energy to get started? Then here are 10 effective and simple fitness training exercises to help you get fit.
Exercise is one of the easiest and most effective ways of improving both your physical and mental health. If you want to lose weight, define your abs and also don’t want to buy those expensive tools, these tips are for you.
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1. The Crab Crawl
The Crab Crawl is great for your shoulders, triceps and core.
Simply sit on the floor and lift your bum while creating a bridge with your hands. From here, walk backwards 10 steps and then reverse the motion forwards.
2. The Superman
Want to be like Superman? Simply lie on your stomach with your arms in front of you. From here, lift your arms and your legs like you’re flying.
This should make your back and your shoulders contract; see if you can hold it for 30 seconds.
3. The Side Plank
To improve core stability you have to do the side plank. Simply lie on your side and lift your body weight, holding the planked position.
Aim for three sets and see how long you can hold it for.
4. Squat Explosions
Standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, squat down to 90 degrees. Simply hold this position for a second and then spring off the ground as high as possible.
This squat explosion should be repeated around 30 times and is great for toning your bum and thighs.
5. The ‘Rocky’ Jump Rope
This one is the most simple and all you have to do is jump rope.
Simply skip as quickly as possible for 2 minutes then rest and repeat twice.
6. The ‘Forest Gump’
Simple too, just run, run, run! You can even do it with your iPod on! What could be easier?
7. Raise It Up!
8. Knees Up
High knee lifts provide an all over leg workout that will give you swift results.
Lift your knees so they’re level with your waist and repeat, gradually building up the tempo. Rest and repeat 3 times for maximum results.
9. Press For Success
It may be boring but press-ups really do provide results and build strength in your chest, shoulders and arms.
You may have been trying to avoid it but you can’t argue with the results! Give them a try.
10. Spin To Win
If you don’t want to leave the house on a cold winter night you can take a spin class from inside your home.