Thursday, February 9, 2012

6 Key Workouts

Simple, Effective and Efficient
  • These are simple enough to do in the comfort of your home
  • The exercises have to be effective at building strength (no point in doing them otherwise)
  • And they have to be efficient, meaning that they have to fulfill their purpose without taking too much time or doing redundant motions

No Equipment Needed:

Plank - This is a fantastic core exercise that will exhaust you in mere seconds if done properly. After you have mastered the basic routine, you can throw in extra moves for increased difficulty.
Bodyweight Squat – This is a simplified version of the classic squat performed by the giant musclemen in the gym. Using your arms to balance yourself, you can get a very effective workout by just using your own body weight. If more intensity is desired, you can always increase your reps

Pushups – The standard exercise for general strength. These work the pecs, triceps, and back along with virtually every other upper body muscle

Burpees – While this exercise looks and sounds silly, it is simply exhausting

Some Equipment Required:

Pull-ups – With a standard pull-up bar, you can effectively and efficiently work your biceps, shoulders, back and abdominals.

Jump rope – This is a fantastic cardio workout and is also great for your calve muscles. Try doing a fast steady pace for 3 minutes. 

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