Strengthening Your Body Is Strengthening Your Mind
When I was a personal trainer I remember most of my clients simply not knowing what to do and that's what stopped them. Going to a gym can be overwhelming, especially when you are just starting out. The good news is you don't need a gym. You don't even need all the equipment I talk about on my blog. All you need is your body. The workout equipment I mention is helpful and can add challenges to your workout, but they are not necessary. With my clients, I would put together a sheet of exercise movements for each area of the body and have them choose which ones to do at home each day. It was a guideline so that they weren't just standing around trying to figure out what to do next. The reps below are high, but doing all of them is not necessary, unless you really want to challenge yourself. For me, personally, I do better with a numbered list of things to check off as I go, rather than trying to remember what to do next. Hopefully if you have found this page, my list will help you!
These workouts consist of the home gym items I've talked about previously. For myself, I add ankle weights while doing the squats. Remember that good form is a must to prevent injury, so if you are unsure of what a certain move may be you can either google it or I've provided some free apps below that show you how to perform each move. Don't let the number of reps scare you. You can do as many as you feel comfortable doing. I like making lists because I like checking things off in my head as I go along and then once I've spent so many days doing a routine, it becomes second nature. As you become stronger you can add more reps.
Items needed for this workout are as follows: jump rope, stationary bike (optional), pair of light ankle weights, yoga mat, dumbbells, balance ball, Gold's Gym Door trainer (doesn't have to be Gold's Gym, but that's the one I like), aerobic step and water. Most of these items you can easily find on Amazon or at Walmart. And don't worry if you don't have any workout gear at your house. A yoga mat and dumbbells is really all you need. Everything else is just added perks.
300 Leg Squats
300 Arm Reps
1000 Ab Crunches
Exercises should be followed by 5-10 minutes of cooling down by either walking, slowly riding a stationary bike and/or some light stretching and focused, slow breathing.
Here are a couple of free apps that allow you to view precisely how each specific exercise is done.
Natural-Hacks came about from my personal experiences, years of research and desire to heal and treat my family naturally. My passion and direct experiences with natural remedies have helped form my opinion on several different health topics which I share with you here on my blog. I wish you success on your natural health journey!
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