We understand that many people want to work out, but either can’t afford to go to a gym, or there is just not enough time in the day! No worries! Here is a mini series of home workouts that either use minimal equipment or things you can find around the house. One of a few things to purchase, if you can afford it, is a simple set of Dumbbells. They are inexpensive and available in any sporting good’s store or Walmart. If you cannot afford them right away, try some house hold items, maybe some tin cans. Be creative! Check out the videos, they are an excellent presentation of how to perform each exercise in great form. Keeping proper form is extremely important not only to get all the benefits from the exercise, but to avoid injury. We will post at least 12 different video’s and workouts… lower body, upper body, and whole body. You will be able to pick and choose what you feel like working on, and build your own routine. If you cannot afford equipment to start, be creative, but be sensible and be SAFE!
The Video’s in Part 1 are:
Frog Squats – by Layla Luciano – Layla makes it look simple, start off easy, you WILL get sore! Great exercise! (maybe a little stretching on the hamstrings first)
Single Leg Lunge – By Laura Must loose Weight – You can start this with no weights, then later use tins cans until you get some dumbbells. You can use a couch or chair instead of a bench as well. Laura pushes it a little towards the end of this video, which is great if your experienced, however if you starting out use common sense and stick to 2-3 sets of 10 each leg, then don’t do any lower body work for at least a day, maybe two as you will be sore.
Step Ups – By Laura Luciano (Please be very careful when choosing a box or bench to step up on that is stable and won’t give out or fall over on you) I personally love step ups! They work your quads, hamstring, butt, and serious cardio work. Most of all, you can have fun with these! Crank up the music, I don’t care if its heavy metal, or some hypnotic dance beats that drives your heart rate up, as long as it motivates you to move. Go at your own pace that is comfortable, but, how you can make it work, at any age is play music that will inspire you. What I mean is, get into a groove (pardon the pun) where your almost dancing with the movement. It takes your mind off the hard work, and first thing you know, your done, and your smiling! Find your favorite tunes and get to it, come on, no one is looking!