Sometimes the best place to exercise and workout is in the comfort of your own home. This is especially true because most gyms in Kenya charge membership fees that most may not be able to afford. You may also be self-conscious and may not want to run on a treadmill, lift dumbbells or sweat in front of strangers. That makes home workouts an attractive option.
If this is the case, there are a few simple home workout techniques you can do in your house to shed that extra weight off without having to go anywhere. However, that can only be achieved if you consistently do them every single day for a set period of time. Below are some of the most effective home workouts.
Push-ups are the go-to workout routine at home, especially for males. Doing push-ups strengthens your arms and chest and builds those muscles. While doing push-ups, ensure your body is parallel with the floor and your spine is on the same level as your butt. 20 push-ups every day is a good number to start with.
Sit-ups are great in getting a flat tummy, building abs and even removing love handles (the flabby lose skin on the sides of the waist). This is one of the simplest beginner workout routines out there.
This workout routine will not only strengthen your legs but will also help you shed any unwanted general body weight. Just buy or find any rope you can skip with and begin!
Find a small space where you can jog for a set period of time. If you are fortunate enough to have a backyard or field in the neighbourhood, then you can do a few rounds there. Jogging helps in proper circulation of blood, building of leg muscles and shedding off general body weight.
Squats are great if you want to build your leg muscles or have a bigger butt. This exercise is executed by lowering your hip from a standing position and then standing straight up.
Find any object in your home that you can lift for exercise. It could be a small water container filled with water or dumbbells bought for home use. Lift the weights and build arm muscles. If you want to lift heavier weights, then visit the gym and get weight recommendations by experts.
Lunges work your hips, hamstrings and help you develop lower body strength. If you want a more challenging lunge, add weights to your workout routine.