We all have fitness goals. Whether it’s shedding some pounds, building muscle, or getting in shape for a fitness competition, many exercises can help you achieve your fitness goal. But what if the only thing holding you back from getting in shape is finding the motivation to join the gym?
Need not worry! We’ve compiled a list of five great exercises you can do at home to get you ready and psyched to hit the gym!
Push-ups are great because they can target more than one muscle group including the chest muscles, shoulders, triceps, and abdominal muscles, depending on how many reps you do. The best part about push-ups is that they are a great way to engage the core because doing them requires your abdominal muscles to work for stability.
There are different push-up variants to target different muscle groups:
- Regular push-ups
- Close-grip push-ups (for triceps)
- Wide grip push-ups
- Decline or incline bench versions of this exercise
2. The Plank
This exercise may be one of the most popular fitness exercises around today. When doing planks, hold your body up straight with your weight on your toes and forearms while supporting yourself on your two flat palms placed shoulder-width apart on the ground.
You can also place your toes on an elevated surface like a fitness ball or step and move into side planks!
Sprinting is a great way to get in an intense workout without spending too much time. Technically, anything you do with speed and intensity can be considered sprinting; however, most people think running is the only type.
A sprint workout could consist of a warm-up, followed by an interval run for 30 seconds with 60 seconds rest in between each one.
4. Jumping Rope
Jumping rope is a perfect fitness exercise for those looking to work on agility, coordination, and footwork. It can be done anywhere, doesn’t take a lot of space and the only equipment required is a jump rope and good pair of shoes.
Beginners should jump for one minute and then switch to jumping double-time. For every 30 seconds, add a five-second interval of triple time jumps. Stay in the flow for as long as possible!
5. Bicycle Kicks
The bicycle kicks exercise is a low-impact fitness exercise that can be done at home and in the gym. It is a good one to practice balance and coordination while working your muscles.
This exercise is performed while lying on your back. Start by kicking one leg forward and then using your other foot to push yourself back into an upright position. Repeat with the opposite leg. Make sure to alternate legs for 45 seconds or more of continuous work on each side.
Once you’ve taken these first steps towards your fitness journey, you are ready to hit the gym at Cav Core Fitness! Our team believes that we can help you achieve your fitness goals by focusing on strength training, functional movements, and weight loss. Our trainers have one goal in mind – to get you into the best shape of your life!
We offer various programs for all levels and are confident that our gym membership is perfect for anyone looking to improve their health or lose weight. Get your trial membership today in Novi, MI, because we don’t want anyone missing out on this great opportunity!