In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have resigned ourselves to exercising in our own homes. Even though gyms have reopened, many people are still through choice deciding to exercise at home, owing largely to the fact that exercising at home can be highly beneficial, very intense, and much more personal. 

It is easy when at the gym, to become anxious or shy, and be unable to truly immerse yourself in your workout, but exercising at home removes any angst and allows you to truly get into what you are doing. If you have decided to embark on a path toward personal fitness, then this page will tell you a few exercises and machines that you can use to get fit in the comfort of your own home. Here are a few of those exercises and machines

Exercise Bikes

Exercise bikes are very handy pieces of equipment that can be a very beneficial part of your morning workout routine. There are many indoor bike exercises and circuits you can do to seriously pump your morning exercise. Exercise bikes are highly effective and can offer very intense cardio workouts. It is very important that you pump your cardiovascular system when exercising to maximize health benefits.

You must exercise in moderation. However, as if you begin exercising and pushing yourself far past your limit, you can fall ill and end up with serious health consequences and be unable to work-out for a long time. Providing, however, that you do exercise moderately, an exercise bike can be a great asset. They are not very large and can be stored quite easily, meaning you can keep them in your bedroom or living area and use them whenever you feel it necessary.

Bodyweight Exercises

Bodyweight exercises are a very effective method of getting yourself into shape from the comfort of your own home. There are many different bodyweight exercises, and they all have their own respective benefits. Many martial arts experts have been huge proponents of bodyweight exercises; Bruce Lee, for example, was one such martial arts legend who stressed the importance of bodyweight exercises and their benefits on the human body. Bodyweight exercises require no investment nor equipment and can be done on the floor of your bedroom or living room at any time of day on any day of the week.

01.  Push-Ups

Push-ups are unquestionably the best bodyweight exercise that you can do and offer the most benefits. Push-ups are a cardiovascular exercise that builds heart strength and upper-body strength. It is important that when you are doing push-ups that you ensure you have the right form and that you keep your back completely straight. Many people do push-ups and see no benefits or gains from them simply because they are not performing the exercise properly. It is very important that you keep your form proper when doing push-ups to make the most out of the exercise and get the most gains.

02.  Crunches

Crunches are similar to sit-ups but more intense. Crunches work your lower-abdomen and can build muscle and strength. If you want to get a six-pack, then crunches are the exercise for you. 

It is again, important that you keep your form proper and perform the exercise the way that it is meant to be performed, lest you find yourself with no gains and an aching stomach. Crunches should be performed on a blanket or a mat of some kind. Otherwise, you will seriously hurt your back and find yourself in a lot of pain.

03.  Squats

Squats are perhaps one of the most effective, if not the most effective, lower-body, and abdomen work-out that you can do. Squats are a highly popularized exercise, which is very intense and, when done correctly, can build a lot of muscle. If you have struggled to build abs in the gym, then consider squats. Squats are very tiresome and must be done in moderation when you’re exercising at home, lest you find yourself unable to walk and with intense abdominal pain. You can use free weights for weighted squats to maximize the gains you make when performing the exercise. Jumping squats are another wonderful exercise.

Free Weights

You can purchase free weights from sport supply stores, and they are a very effective at-home exercise method that can see you gaining a lot of upper-body strength. Free weights are hugely beneficial as part of a workout routine and are something that you should always have on hand.

Now you know several exercises and equipment that you can use to put on muscle and get fit in the comfort of your own home. Indoor exercise is a great way to stay in shape while social distancing, and should be something to consider.

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