Got ya! Well, if we could measure interest from a headline I can all but guarantee this one would get a lot of people looking.
Next time you are in a lineup at the grocery store look at the headlines of the magazines.
Amazingly these ridiculous headlines get people’s attention. Now that I have your attention, I will share one of the simplest exercise routines you can do at home or at the gym, and it only requires one piece of equipment everyone has.
The great thing about this program is that it works for beginners and advanced exercisers alike.
All of these exercises can be modified to fit your fitness level, so talk to a professional about making them harder or easier. I have demonstrated this entire routine on a video posted below
Exercise No. 1 is the squat. If you were stuck on an island and could only bring one exercise with you this would be it.
This is a great exercise for the entire lower body and your core.
Start with one set of 12-15 repetitions, coming down as far as you comfortably can.
Exercise No. 2 is the pushup. This is a great upper body exercise that focuses on the chest, shoulders and triceps but is also great for your core and back.
Most beginners will have to start by doing this from the knees.
Complete as many as you can but stop one or two repetitions before you cannot complete anymore.
Exercise No. 3 is the single arm bent over row with support from a table, chair or couch. This one requires special attention to your form. You should be bent over with your chest up and shoulder blades back throughout the exercise.
One arm supports you and the other lifts the weight up toward your chest from the hanging down position.
The major problem with this exercise is rounding of the back that places undue stress on your lower back. To avoid this, ensure your chest stays up and you shoulders blades are back throughout the movement.
To start, you can lift a can of paint or a bucket.
Add weight to the object as the exercise gets easier.
Start with one set of 12-15 repetitions per side.
The last exercise is the plank. Like the pushup, most beginners will need to start with their knees on the floor. Start by holding the plank (in pushup form) for 30 seconds.
Beginners should be able to repeat a circuit of these exercises two to three times, but even once is a great start for some people. A rest of 30-45 seconds between exercises should be enough.
If you find the exercises are not challenging, you can add a march on the spot or jumping jacks in between. Both of these will improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn extra calories.
No need to spend money on infomercial products and the latest craze when these exercises are still around and giving people great results.