Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Top 5 Exercises that can be done at your residence

Exercise is good for your health, Everyone have to follow these rules
Exercise Tips: We understand that you have an extremely busy schedule. We also understand that there is not a good gym where you live or maybe you don’t really like going to one. So we tell about the top 5 exercises which can be easily done at home. No excuses now!

Here are 5 great exercises that you can do at home, without the need for any equipment:

Push-ups

This is one of the most useful exercises that can be easily done at home. If done correctly it can rev up your stamina and build your pecs and triceps.

How to do it: Lie face down with your palms on the floor about shoulder width apart from each other. Push your whole body up with your back and legs in a straight line and then lower yourself back down towards the floor. To strengthen your chest more place your arms wider apart. To strengthen your triceps and back more, move your arms closer together.

Push-ups
Muscles involved: Chest muscles and triceps

Sit-ups

This is another great exercise to do in the house and can be done almost everywhere. This can help in the strengthening of the hip flexors and abdominal muscles.

How to do it: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms across your chest and raise your body up to try and meet your knees.

This can cause strain on the back, so if you have a weak back it may be better to do a crunch instead.

Sit-ups
Muscles involved: Abdominal muscles and back muscles

Jumping on the Spot

This might sound a bit silly but it’s a great workout and is used to get the heart pumping and build stamina. This can also build your leg muscles.

How to do it: Literally just jump up and down raising your whole body off the ground by at least 5-6 inch or more.

Muscles involved: Calf muscles and thigh muscles

Squats

It is another easy but very useful exercise for your thighs and buttocks. It helps to shape your buttocks, strengthen thighs and build stamina.

How to do it: Stand up straight , bend your knees with your arms stretched outright parallel to the floor. Bend until your thighs are parallel to the floor.

Squats - Stand up straight , bend your knees with your arms
Muscles involved: Thigh muscles and buttocks muscles

Back Extension

Back extension is a strength training exercise. It is done for strengthening lower back muscles.

How to do it: Lie face down with your arms at your side. Slowly lift your head toward the ceiling and look up as far as you can go. You can extend this by lifting your legs and your head up as far as you can and hold for 5 seconds and release.

Muscles involved: Stomach muscles and Back muscles.

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