Fitness regime ain’t difficult to follow anymore. Discover our list of easy and basic home workout for beginners and sweat it out!
So, we have listed out few basic home workout for all you beginners. And it doesn’t even have to be boring. Choose your favorite and start now. You have no excuse anymore!
Basic Home Workout for Beginners – Warm Up
Before you start to workout, a basic warm up is required. It’s important to loosen the joints and prep the body for exercises. So, indulge in a cardio activity you love the most. Running is the best form of cardio – You can either run outside in a park or on your building’s terrace, you can even try spot running or high knee running if you wanna run right at home! Combine running and a set of 30 jumping jacks.
If you have a treadmill at home then you got lucky!
If you are a music lover then zumba is a great way to start off! Or any other dance workout with a warm-up routine! Also check out:
Also, try to do few stretching exercises before cardio as it helps the blood flow to your entire system. Try these quick and cool towel stretching exercises!
Basic Home Workout for Beginners – Quick Workouts To Do at Home
Crunches train the abdominal muscles and sculpt them. So, basically, it’s for all you belly-fat people who dream of an hourglass body. Try different types like bicycle, cross and knee crunches.
What a classic black dress is to your wardrobe, squats are to your daily workout – an absolute essential. Squats primarily train the muscles of hips, calves and quadriceps. If you love weight training then you can attempt different forms of squats using dumbells.
3. Push-Ups/ Inclined Push-Ups
Push-ups is not an easy task for basic home workout for beginners, as it needs strong core arm muscles. So, start with inclined position push-ups and gradually move on to floor.
4. Hip Raise
A basic form of exercise to strengthen and sculpt your hips. In yoga too, there is a form known as Kandharasana or hip raise, which strengthens the female reproductive organs.
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5. Plank/ Side Plank
Planks are one of the best exercises to strengthen your core and tone your stomach. It also helps you improve your posture. Start with 30 seconds and keep increasing as you go, targeting / or even 2 minutes later on.
6. Mountain Climbers
Mountain climbers are a high intensity workout in which nearly all the muscles in the body are worked. If it’s difficult for you to do on the floor, try with a stool or chair or gym stepper!
Lunges are a good exercise to strengthen and sculpt your thighs and buttocks. Start with normal forward lunges and move on to walking and backward lunges.
According to Wikipedia, “The burpee, or squat thrust, is a full body exercise used in strength training and as an aerobic exercise.” Again this is a cool complete body workout, and take it from me, quite strenuous if you’re a beginner. Try starting with 5 sets of 20 burpees for a high intensity workout.
9. Leg Raises
Leg raises are an awesome workout for lower abdomen (it’s ignored mostly!) and the interior hip flexors. Try both 90 and 45 degree angles, and you can also try cycling leg-raises. Perfect for tummy fat.
So, these are our list for basic home workout for beginners. Try to spend at least 20 minutes everyday to exercise. If you can’t afford the time then take out five minutes of your day each morning and do Suryanamaskar. It’s a complete body workout regime. You can start by doing 3 then increase to 5, 7 and so on. This helps to motivate yourself and keeps you fit.
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Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17