10 of the Best Workout Routines
The days of waking up super early in the morning, having a crazy coach yell at you in your face, and doing crazy insane workout routines that will have you feeling sore the next day are over. Now, the simplest workout routines that are done from home can give you those toned sharp results that you are looking for.
Drop and give me 30! Pushups can be the most basic but good way to tone the muscles that are required to perform them. Start in a plank position, this will tighten your core, your shoulders pulled down and back, and your neck neutral. Bend your elbows and lower your body down to the floor. When your chest grazes it, extend your elbows and return to the start. Focus on keeping your elbows close to your body during the movement. Push-ups can also be modified where you can do them on your knees, it may be a bit easier but the more reps you put into, the more strength you build up.
Squats strengthen both your lower body and core strength, while also adding flexibility to your lower back and hips. Because your lower back and hips engage some of the strongest muscles in the body, they also help burn a good amount of calories. Also, if this workout might come across as too easy, feel free to kick it up a notch by holding some weight to your back. Start by standing straight with your feet slightly apart from each other, keep your chest and chin up and push your hips back and bend your knees as if you’re sitting down.
3. Jumping Rope
There is nothing more of a good way to get a nice sweat going than jumping rope. This form of exercise routine is a great fat burner and helps you perform well when it comes to Cardio. As easy as this type of exercise looks, it takes a lot of stamina to maintain this routine for a good. Start by standing up straight, grabbing both ends of the rope, making sure that the rope is behind your feet, gently swing the rope over your head, and do this continuously while jumping in a fluid motion making sure that your feet do not touch the rope.
4. Dumbbell Press
Resistance and endurance exercises which use a lot of motion in your joints and muscles are perfect for building up muscle as they work several parts of your body at once. A dumbbell press exercise is a perfect exercise you can do for your shoulders, upper back, and core. Find a bench to lay on your back, grab weight at any size of your choosing, hold the weights midway in the air and raise your arms up and down until you feel resentence in your pectoral muscles.
5. Dumbbell Lunges
A workout that is designed to challenge your balance is an essential part of a well-formatted exercise routine. Dumbbell Lunges do just that, promoting perfect movement, while also increasing strength in your legs and glutes with the resistance of weight. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and arms down at your sides. Take a step forward with your right leg and bend your right knee while holding 2 dumbbells in your hands keeping them eye length. Push up off your right foot and return your leg to the starting position.
6. Dumbbell Rows
This exercise will not only make your back look sexier, but dumbbell rows are also another compound exercise that strengthens multiple muscles in your upper body. Choose a good weight dumbbell and make sure you’re squeezing at the top of the weight. Start by grabbing 10-pound dumbbells, bend forward at the waist so your back is at a 45-degree angle to the ground, make sure that your neck is straightened up with your back and your working you’re core. Now take your right arm, bend your elbow and pull the weight straight up toward your chest, making sure to engage your back, and stop just below your chest. Remember, if you’re not feeling the burn of this exercise, then you must not be doing it right.
We all want that sexy six-pack look and the most effective way to obtain it is by engaging your core through planks. Planks are an effective way to target both your abdominal muscles including your arms, back, and legs. Planking strengthens your core without leaving as much damage on your back the way sit-ups or crunches might. Start off laying on the ground in a push-up position, keep your head and chin elevated, and hold that position for a good time. Remember to take good slow breathes and you will soon feel it working in your abdominal region.
8. Dumbbell Bridge Plank
Hey for some of us, a regular plank may seem too easy. If you feel you can handle the burn, try cranking it up to the next stage with a dumbbell bridge plank. This exercise is the literal definition of being shredded where you are engaging both your core and shoulders but the exercise itself involves twice as much work. Start in a push-up position, have one dumbbell laying on the bench, while holding that position have one of your arms grab the weight and lightly move your arm up in down.
9. Rope Climbing
This may be seen as your typical middle school gym class exercise, but do not be fooled because climbing a rope calls for a lot of strength. What makes this exercise soo intense is that you are competing to climb to the very top at a certain time. You are competing to be the fastest climber than everyone else. The steps to this exercise are pretty basic, grab the rope with a good grip, and when the bullrings, start to climb with all you’ve got.
10. Speed Ladder Drills
Remember, cardio is just as important as muscular and resistance training. What’s the point of looking shredded if you don’t have the stamina to keep up your pace. Speed Ladder drills are a perfect way in keeping your speed up. Start in a squat position, then with both feet jump into one box, then jump out with both of your feet standing side by side in the next box in front of you. The more you repeat this process, the better you will be in maintaining good stamina while having toned glutes as an extra.
Exercising is more than just trying to look the best, you have to put in the work to be the best when it comes to physical endurance. What is your favorite exercise routine? Let me know in the comments below.
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