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The Top 5 Exercises to Try at Home

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If you are a beginner or you want to start a workout routine at home then you are at the right place. We will guide you at every step. So, it is no longer needed to spend hours and hours at the gym.

 

Is home workout effective?

 

Home exercises are very effective. According to a study, a home workout can be effective as a gym workout if you are ready to put in your efforts, time, and energy.

 

You also have to pay attention to your meals i.e. follow a healthy diet.

 

Here, we will disclose 5 of the best exercises to try at home. But before that, we have some tips for you to follow for maximum benefit.

 

  • Warm-Up before beginning any of the exercises

 

  • Do a Warm-Up for at least 5-10 minutes. This can include- walking, jogging, or movement that works on your arms or legs

 

  • Rest is a very important factor

 

  • After each exercise, a break of 10-15 seconds is a must

 

The best part about our recommended home exercises is that you can do these exercises with minimum types of equipment. So, here are the best exercises to try at home.

 

Exercise No. 1:

 

Lunges:

 

Lunges are the best way to work out your lower body. It helps to strengthen your legs, especially muscles around your knees.

 

Lunges | Home Exercises

 

Benefits:

Improves balance

Increases stability

Improves hip flexibility

 

Steps for the exercise:

 

  • Keep your upper body straight, your shoulders relaxed and your face in front

 

  • Take a large step forward with your right foot and lower your hips towards the floor. Your right leg ought to be bent at 90- degree angle

 

  • Keep your left knee parallel to the ground

 

  • Put your weight on your heels and make sure that you are not touching the floor with your knee.
  • You have to hold this position for a minimum of 5 seconds

 

  • Now, step your right foot back. The Right foot should meet your left leg

 

  • Repeat this movement with your other leg

 

 

Sets and repetitions:

 

  • For beginners : 3 to 4 sets of 20 to 25 repetitions

 

  • For Intermediates and advanced : 4 sets of 30 repetitions

 

 

Exercise No. 2:

 

Planks:

 

It is an effective exercise for stability and core strength. This exercise helps you strengthen your muscles, back, shoulders, and chest.

 

Plank | Home Exercises

 

Benefits:

Improve core muscles

Improve balance

Increase flexibility

Increase metabolism

 

Steps for the exercise:

 

  • Keep your body in a straight line

 

  • Hold your body up by your arms and toes

 

  • Lower your elbows and look at the floor

 

  • Hold this position for some seconds

 

  • Keep your body straight at all times

 

 

Sets and repetitions:

 

  • For Beginners :2 to 3 sets of 20-30 seconds

 

  • For Intermediates and advanced : 3 to 4 sets of 60 seconds or more

 

 

Exercise No. 3:

 

Bicycle Crunches:

 

Bicycle crunches are one of the most effective exercises to try at home for weight loss. The best of this exercise is that it is very easy to do.

 

Bicycle Crunch | Home Exercises

 

Benefits:

Increase core strength

Improve stability and flexibility

Defines your waistline

 

Steps for the exercise:

 

  • Lie down on the floor/ground on your back

 

  • Keep your hands under your head for support

 

  • Now, paddle-like you are on a bicycle. So easy, isn’t it? 🙂

 

  • While paddling, bring one knee to your chest and keep the other straight

 

Sets and repetitions:

 

  • For Beginners : 2 sets of 10-12 repetitions

 

  • For Intermediates and advanced : 3 sets of 10-12 repetitions

 

 

Exercise No. 4:

 

Turning mountain climbers:

 

It is one of the most popular Cardio exercises to try at home. It works several muscles simultaneously.

 

Turning Mountain Climber

 

Benefits:

Increase the heart rate

Accelerates metabolism

Improves leg strength

Strengthen muscles

 

Steps for the exercise:

 

  • Start in the plank position

 

  • Position your arms as you do during push-ups

 

  • Keep your hands further apart than your shoulders

 

  • Now, bring your right knee to your left elbow and vice versa

 

 

For Example- “Left knee- Right elbow”

 

  • Do not bend your back or your neck during the exercise

 

Sets and repetitions:

 

  • For Beginners : 2 to 3 sets of 8-12 repetitions

 

  • For Intermediates and advanced : 4 to 5 sets of 15-18 repetitions

 

  • Increase reps as per the strength you gain over time

 

Exercise No. 5:

 

Glute bridge:

 

This is the last exercise from our list of the best home exercises to try at home. This exercise helps in increasing your core and glute strength.

 

Glute Bride | Home Exercises

 

Benefits:

Strengthens your back

Stronger Glutes

Reduce knee and back pain

Strengthens your hamstrings

 

Steps for the exercise:

 

  • Lie down with your back on the ground/floor

 

  • Keep your knees slightly pulled up

 

  • Put your hands on the floor by your hips, and palms facing up

 

  • Form a triangular shape by lifting your hips

 

  • Your back, hip, and legs should be in a straight line

 

  • Hold that position for 2 to 3 seconds

 

Sets and repetitions:

 

  • For Beginners : 2 to 3 sets of 12-16 repetitions

 

  • For Intermediates and advanced : 3 to 4 sets of 15-25 repetitions

 

 

These exercises are for both men and women. Being consistent with these exercises will help you boost your stamina and in strengthening your muscles.

 

If, you like all the above exercises then share them with your family and friends and help them to stay healthy and fit.

 

 

Written By: Ritika Mittal

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