Easy Quick Workouts for Beginners

August 16 2017

We have changed our diets and moved to eating healthier foods, watching what we eat to ensure that we add value to our bodies. However, we all know and have read articles on the importance of coupling healthy eating with a visit to the gym at least three times a week.

With our busy schedules, we often find ourselves forgetting today was our gym day because the meeting stayed on longer than we expected. Sounds familiar? Or “I can’t make it to the gym because my whole body is in pain after yesterday’s workout at the gym”.  As a beginner, it’s important not to overwork your body with exercises; instead, you should look forward to the 30 minutes or hour set aside to work out. With small steps every day, you will find it’s easier to make this part of your relaxing, me-time without a hustle and at the comfort of your home.   Below are 5 quick workouts for you!

Body Squats

Bodyweight squats; a great exercise for your lower body. Stand straight, spread your legs in a comfortable position with your hands straight in front of you, bend your legs with a movement like that of a sitting, pose and move up again.

Inclined push-up; workout for your shoulders, chest, core, and arms. In a push-up position, place your hands on a chair, lower your body until your arms are below the elbows, pose and move up again.


Hip Raise

Hip raise; works out your core, lie on the floor face up, arm out on your side and feet flat on the floor. Lift your mid section, squeezing your tummy tight for 5 seconds and lower to starting position.

Side lying leg lift; works out hips and thighs. Lie on your side and lift, hold and lower your leg repetitively (like 10 sets), then switch to the other side and repeat.


Superman Raise

Superman raise; works out muscles around the spine and a great exercise for preventing back and neck pain. Lie face down on the floor and lift your legs and arm such that your core acts as a pivot.

With all the workouts, start with sets of five and build up on the sets as your body gets used to the new routine.