3 Indoor Exercise Types For Beginners
While this is directed toward beginners, these exercises are good for anyone — especially busy people. When you can’t make it to the gym, you need not let lack of time be an excuse for neglecting your fitness. Taking that first step toward a strong body needn’t be hard, here are three (3) easy beginner exercises you can do at home and continue to do for your fitness level to advance.
Whether you have 10 minutes or an hour, use the time you have three to four days a week and you will see results. These results will motivate you to increase your effort and expand your knowledge, breadth, and level of fitness.
Skipping or Jump Ropes
Health benefits here include; cardiovascular, core strength, arm strength, leg strength, overall body fitness.
Simple steps: Buy a jump rope, go to back to your childhood skills and jump! Keep your head looking forward and your hands about waste height. Start with small goals; say a minute without stopping, then build up to 10 minutes or more.
Health Benefits include, chest, biceps, and core strength; beginner to advance.
Simple Steps: Start with your hands facing forward on the ground, shoulder-width apart, and chest a few inches above the ground. Keep your body straight, resting on your toes and hands, push up to a full arm extension then release back down to a few inches above the ground. Repeat. Keep your head looking down or slightly forward, do at least 3 sets. If necessary, you can rest your weight on your knees instead of your toes to make it easier. Start with 5 to 10 repetitions for each set and build up from there. This might be hard at the initial stage, if you are a beginner, but don’t give up, continue in the process and before long you will master the act of a swift push up.
Health Benefits include total body exercise, strength, and cardiovascular. Beginner to advanced.
Simple steps: Start from a standing position with arms at your sides. Bend your knees and lower to the ground until your hands are touching. Kick your legs back and move into a pushup position, then kick your legs forward and jump up. Repeat. Start slowly and do for a minute. Increase your speed and the amount of time as you advance. Shoot for 5 to 10 minutes and you are good.
In between the above exercise types, you could incorporate 5 to 10 minutes of running and jugging to get more out of your fitness routine. But while you do this, be reminded that exercise is addictive once you make it a habit. Building the habit is more important than what you do or how long you do it. Most habits take three months to establish, so if you are beginner, start your habit by committing yourself to three to four days a week. The amount of time doesn’t matter — do whatever you can fit in, even if it is only five minutes of the above exercises. Once you build this routine into a habit and you begin to feel the results, increasing the amount and type of exercises you do will be easy. Goodluck!