We’re all in love with the idea of getting fit. How can we not? Everywhere we turn, we’re fed optics filled with air-brushed models with perfect bodies. We see these optics across all the media: movies on TVs, posters on billboards, postings on Instagram, and other social media. It is just everywhere and always in our faces.
That has led to a big and widespread craze of hitting the gym, not just any gym, but serious gyms with full-time professional trainers. We see these gym establishments cropping up all over the neighborhood. However, these gym subscriptions don’t come cheap, and in some instances, people just don’t have the time to attend gym sessions.
Gym Exercises at Home
The key to fitness is not the gym but having a consistent training routine. Granted, the gym has many different training types of equipment, which are not practical for most people to buy at home. However, there are many effective trainings you can undertake and don’t require any equipment. That means you can do these training right at home or during your breaks at the office. Some of the trainings are listed below:
You’ll need to lie on your back, with your knees bent. Place your feet flat on the floor and extend your arms by your sides. Using your feet, push your lower body using your core muscles to lift your bottom from the ground until your hips are fully extended. Now squeeze your glutes and drop down to the ground, and repeat.
Stand before a chair, and place your feet shoulder-width apart, with your toes slightly pointing out. Bend your knees and hinge at your hips, then lower yourself until your bottom touches the chair. As you do that, let your arms extend forward in front. Now push through your heels and stand up from the chair.
Put your body in a high plank position with your hands and knees supporting your upper body while maintaining a straight line from your head to your bottom. Now bend your elbow and lower your chest to the ground. Then push back up, and repeat.
Lie on your side, and lift your leg straight up while the leg on the ground remains flat. Turn to the other side, and repeat.
Put your body in a high plank position, your hands under your shoulders, and place your feet close together. Now pike your hips up and back, with your body forming a triangle with the ground when you pike your hips up.
The Ball now in Your Court
The key to having a fit body is not so much about the gym, but all about consistent training. This training doesn’t necessarily need to be in the gym. There is a lot of training you can do at home.