Health is a major concern in the United States, and while we understand that not everyone is an athlete, that’s no excuse. Skipping your exercises is only going to make things worse. Everyone should keep their body in peak physical condition. Working out helps you prevent conditions like obesity, a rise in blood pressure, sedentary and more. Some of these conditions can be fatal if left alone. Now, we’re not telling you to become a bodybuilder or world-class athlete. All we ask is that you do a couple of small workouts daily.
As we mentioned before, we are not looking for you to be a body builder. In fact, working out like they do can be detrimental to your health. Body builders tend to only focus on strength training and appearance. While this can lead to a great looking physique, without proper cardio, the intensity of heavy lifting can put your heart at risk. You have to think of your heart like a muscle as well as an organ. The more you train it, the stronger it becomes. Along with using a treadmill or elliptical, try jumping jacks and sprinting. Combining anaerobic and aerobic activity will help you burn calories faster.
Squats and Lunges
Never skip legs day. Your daily exercise should focus on every part of your body. That includes the legs, which most people neglect. Two great workouts for your legs include squats and lunges. Squats focus on the thighs, hips, buttocks, quadriceps, and so much more, giving your lower body the strength it needs. This exercise also works out the bones, ligaments, and tendons. Lunges are another way to tone up the legs and work on your core, giving your legs a better shape.
Push-ups are often underrated. You’ve done them since high school and probably think it’s just an exercise your gym teacher makes you do. However, push-ups are the all-purpose workout. They focus on the chest muscles, pectorals, shoulder, deltoids, arms, triceps, and abdominals. That cover most of your upper body. Also, push-ups come in different forms, each focusing on one part of the body more than another. This can help you if you want to modify your workout routine.
Your core will need some attention as well. While some of the other exercises touch up the core, you are going to want to give this part of your body it’s due. A plank is tough to perform but it gets the job done. Along with your core, you’ll find that planks help bring stability to your spine and reduces back pain. You’ll want to hold a plank position as long as you can to get the most out of this exercise.
Learn a Few Workouts at The W Training Facility
Need someone to give you a guiding hand when performing these exercises? Then talk to a personal trainer at the W Training Facility. Certified one-on-one training can help you reach your personal goals. Our semi-private group training classes can help you learn as well. Just contact us at (951) 870-0239 to find out more.