A lot of people search the web to find easy at home exercises to do. Any exercise that’s worth doing isn’t easy. But that doesn’t mean that it’s hard either.
I think when people are looking for an “easy” exercise, they are looking for something that’s not complex. Something that doesn’t require fancy or expensive equipment. And, something that doesn’t require a trip to the gym. Let’s face it, sometimes the mood may strike you to exercise when it’s not that simple to get to the gym. Or, you may just have to squeeze a workout in between washing the clothes or heading out for the night. You don’t have time to get to the gym.
Another thing that I think people are looking for when they type “easy at home exercises” into Google is an exercise that gives you a good workout. An exercise that you can feel good about after you’ve done it. An exercise that gives you a sense of accomplishment once you’re done with it.
Discover an exercise program that’s simple…That’s easy…And that gives you the satisfaction of knowing that, when you’re done, you’ve had a whole body workout!
So there you have it. That’s what I think people are looking for when they search for an easy to do exercise at home. Simple. Not complex. Not a lot of moving parts. Something you can do in the living room and then head to your own shower and then get the rest of your work done afterwards without a lot of time on the road.
So, what are some easy at home exercises? There are a lot to choose from. I will mention two or three of them just to get your imagination started.
Jump Rope Fitness – Rope Jumping benefits your cardio vascular system, as well as builds muscle and strength in the lower legs and calves especially. Also, a fact that is overlooked quite a bit is the fact that when you do jump rope exercise, your biceps and forearms are working continuously. This means that jumping rope is a good way to tone your arms.
A good jump rope exercise routine to start out with is just trying to jump continuously for 3 minutes with a 1 minute rest in between. This is similar to a jump rope boxing workout. Amateur boxing matches are 3 rounds. So, see if you can do 3 x 3 minutes with a minute in between. Do this on a daily basis and advance as able. You will be pleasantly surprised with how good a workout you get.
Mountain Climber Exercise – I wrote a post on this exercise. This is an incredible workout. I recommend starting out slow and steady from the “push up position”. Begin by bringing one knee up toward the same side elbow. Try to rest as much of the toe as you can flat on the floor. And then return it to the starting position and bring the opposite foot/knee forward.
When you do the Mountain Climber slowly, you will feel your abs start to burn, your shoulders working hard to stabilize, and you will feel your hips begin to stretch and loosen up. Start with 3 sets of 20 reps each leg. You will feel this one. Once you are really comfortable with the movement, start to increase your speed.
Dive Bomber Pushup – This is another exercise that calls for a lot of shoulder stability. However, instead of moving your legs, your feet stay in one spot as you move your body through the particular motion.
You start the dive bomber in a modified push up position with your butt in the air and feet and hands planted firmly and head pointed toward the ground. You then drop your head forward and toward the ground and then bring it upward in a sweeping motion as the rest of your body follows. The exercise gets its name from airplane maneuvers in the past where the plane would dive toward the target, drop it’s payload of bombs and then swoosh back upward into the air to avoid the concussion of the bomb blasts.
These three exercises are excellent easy at home exercises that will get you in shape fast.
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