3 simple home exercises to help counter weight gain.
It might be time to listen to that little voice at the back of your head, telling you a workout session is in order. All it takes is some baby steps to get back on that metaphorical exercise horse, and kickstart your fitness journey for 2020.
Here are 3 exercises that are minimum fuss, with maximum results. All you need is your own bodyweight, so you can do them at home anytime.
Tables are a less common exercise, but they’re great if you’ve been sitting all day eating and drinking. It will help activate your glutes, and open up your shoulders so you won’t be aching when you’re back in the office the next day.
1. Squats – 10 to 15 reps
2. Push-ups – 10 to 15 reps
3. Tables – 10 reps (+10-second hold on last rep)
Rest for 60-90 seconds, then start on your next set.
For beginners, do about 2 to 3 sets. If you’re feeling stronger, try doing 3 to 5 sets. But always ensure proper form.
To increase intensity, reduce rest time between exercises, or switch Squats to Squat Jumps at 10 reps per set.
Don’t fret over how long you spend on each set, or the overall workout. Just plan what you intend to do, and time yourself along the way. You can use this timing as a benchmark for the next session. Remember every effort counts. It’s the festive season after all, so give yourself a pat on the back for every minute clocked. It certainly beats sitting around doing nothing.