Daily exercises are good for optimizing health. However, with people being on the run for most of the day, it is difficult to spare that much needed time and put it on exercise. With so many options available to workout, we still need exercises that are able to tone all those extra inches in our body.
If you are also the one struggling with it, here is Redheal suggesting the best of workouts to tone all those extra inches on the body.
A basic yet effective exercise. Situps target your abdominal muscles.
Lay straight on the ground with your knees bent and feet flat. Keep your hands behind the ear. With feet being flat on the ground, roll up from your head keeping the core intact.
Get into those pushups to work your muscles.
Keep your core tight, neck neutral, shoulders pulled out and get into the plank position. Bend your elbows and take your lower body down to the floor. Extend your elbows and return to start. Keep your elbows close to your body and do 5-10 push up reps.
Squats consume the lightest muscles in your body and help burn many calories while increasing the core body strength. It also improves the flexibility of the lower back.
Keep your arms at side and feet slightly wider than your arms. Keep the core intact, chest and chin up and push your hips back to bend your knees, a posture you adopt when you are going to sit in a chair. Drop until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
Lunges help you balance your body. It promotes function moment and increases strength in your glutes and legs.
Stand with your feet shoulder wide apart and arms down your side. Take a step forward and bend the knee. Get it to a level where your thigh feels parallel to the ground. Repeat with the other leg forward. Do for at least 10reps for 3 sets.
Side planks focus on the mind-muscle balance. The controlled moments ensure that body stays in sync. Lie on your right side with left leg and foot stacked on top on your foot and right leg. Prop your upper body and place your right forearm on the ground with the elbow directly below the shoulder. Stiffen your spine and lift your hips up with knees off the ground. The posture should form a straight line with your body. Return to start slowly.
Standing overhead dumbbell press
A composed exercise that works on every muscle joint and is perfect for busy lads. It works on several parts of the body at a single time and is strengthening one for your shoulders and upper back.
Take some weights in both the hands and move your feet shoulder length apart but parallel from the floor. Brace your core and push up your arms to extend above your head. Keep your head and neck stationary. After a brief pause, relax to lower the weight back down until your triceps are parallel to the floor again.
These basic exercises pay for the long run. To keep yourself motivated, mix them up with your other favourite workout. Make it challenging over time by adding 5 more reps every week or according to your comfort. But increase, gradually.