Like many who set off in the New Year to work out, you may be faltering with your goal. Whether it be the weather or finding the time, perhaps you should consider working out at home. A new study found that nearly 75 percent of those who had workout equipment at home, were more likely to work out. They could also avoid the “I don’t have time!” or the “It is too cold outside!” excuses. Here is a time saving workout plan that can be done at home from my Fitness Answer Workout Plan:
Each day should start with a warm-up for specified amount of time, followed by stretching. It is very important that you cool down with a stretch after your workout too.
For all of your cardiovascular activity, you can start out by walking if you’re a beginner. You can also warm-up by utilizing any type of cardiovascular equipment such as a treadmill, bike, elliptical trainer, or stepper.
You will need a long resistance band with handles, a set of dumbbells and a resistance ball for these exercises.
Day 1 circuit
• cardio warm up--10 mins.
• stretch entire body
• 1 set of 12 reps for each exercise
• rest for 2 minutes
• repeat circuit of resistance exercises 1-2 more times
Standing High Lat Pulldown
Loop Band up high around sturdy object such as banister or post. Crisscross band and grip the handles one in each hand. Your feet should be spaced apart with one foot in front of the other and your knees slightly bent. Hold arms straight out and slightly upward. Slowly start pulling handles back and down, until arms are by your side. Decrease tension slowly, while raising arms back up and repeat.
Standing Preacher Curl
Loop band at waist level around sturdy object such as banister or post. Crisscross band and grip the handles one in each hand. Split your stance with one foot in front of the other for stability. Step away from banister or post to create tension on band. Place arms straight out in front of you with palms facing up. Keeping abs in and knees slightly bent, bend arms and bring palms toward shoulders in a bicep curl. Return to start and repeat.
Dumbbell Front Raise