Everybody dreams of a well toned body but laziness comes in between the dream and reality. Working out in the comfort of our homes, is like a dream come true. It is the easiest way of exercising. How to get a fit body without going out of house? But, yes it is possible. Know the ways to get a fit body, working out in the comfort of our home.
We all want to get fit, but we want
it to happen without having to work at it. Joining a gym is too expensive
and altogether too time consuming. Jogging is tiring, and if you don't
have company to jog with, there's no motivation. What we really want is
to burn calories without really doing anything, but unfortunately most
of us are not that lucky. If you don't move, you get fat. It doesn't take
a rocket scientist to figure that one out. So while we're not averse to
moving about, what we'd really like to have is to be able to work out in
the comfort of our homes, without spending much money and while doing something
we like, like watching television. Well, you asked, we answered. Here's
what you can do to keep your weight in check and to tone those muscles,
from the comfort of your home, while watching television.
Stand around four feet behind a table,
self or a waist-height sofa. Rest your hands on it (hands should be shoulder-width
apart) and lean forward keeping your legs straight. Don't bend your knees.
Slowly bend your elbows and lean forward till your chest is almost touching
the table (or shelf or sofa, if we're splitting hair). Slowly, lift yourself
up. These incline push-ups help develop your triceps and forearms.
Remember, whatever workout you are
doing, do it slowly. The slower your movement, the more muscle power you
Keep one of those gadgets used to
strengthen your wrists handy. They can either be hand exerciser grips that
look vaguely like a pair of pliers, or they could be in the form of rubber
grips and balls. Keep it on the center or peg table in front of your television,
on your desk in the office or in your car, if you are not doing most of
the driving. All you need to do is squeeze. This will help hone your wrist
Place the balls of your feet on your
phonebook and heels on the floor. Stand up and keep lifting your heels
to the level of the phonebook, and down again. Feel the burn in your calf
Jump rope. It's easy to do, cheap,
and fun. All you need to invest in is a skipping rope. It tones your leg
muscles and is also a great cardiovascular workout. Hop on one foot for
thirty counts, and then on the other for thirty counts. Repeat, and then
use both feet. All you need is ten minutes in a day. Unlike jogging, there
is no pressure to keep on skipping more and more every time! Work your
way up to skipping for ten minutes, and you're set. However, if your goal
is to build muscle, you need do a cardio workout just once a week, or around
twenty minutes a week. Perform your cardio preferably before your muscle-building
workout, on an empty stomach. You could work out later on in the day if
you so desire.
If you do go to a gym or if you do
weights at home, then initially work out no more than two to four days
a week, and for around an hour to an hour and a half at a time. Over-training
can injure the muscles, causing less growth. You have to be patient. Most
beginners make the mistake of getting over-enthusiastic as soon as they
spot an improvement in their muscle tone. They immediately think that the
more they work out, the quicker their muscles will grow. Not true. Your
muscles could actually weaken if they are over-stressed.
It is important that you train both
your upper body and your lower body. If you aim for big arms but ignore
your legs, they will soon start looking skinny in comparison, and your
weak legs and strong arms will cause an imbalance in your system.