While gyms are closed indefinitely during this pandemic season, nothing should stop anyone from exercising. There are different types of exercises out there that anyone can gain access to but what exactly is the best one for weight loss? And which are the ones that can be done at home? We’ve collected the top 5 weight loss exercises you can try at home, ideal for those who are not gym-goers.
A treadmill will be handy at times like these. Some cities don’t allow joggers to run outside yet so running on a treadmill is the best alternative. Take it slow by choosing a comfortable speed and do it for 20-30 minutes. Gradually increase the speed the longer you do it.
A popular choice among weight loss enthusiasts: Weight training. You don’t exactly need the heavy barbells or have to purchase a bench press at home. Your body has weight; it’s the ideal one to use. Here are the common weight training exercises you can do at home:
Getting familiar with burpees may take some time since it’s quite difficult but it sure does show great results. This is a full-body muscle building cardio that trains your triceps, abs, shoulders, chest, glutes, obliques, quads, hamstrings, and calves. You’ll be able to do this without any equipment.
Traditional squats can already make a difference in your body as it can build overall strength. Do at least three sets of 15 repetitions 3-4 times a week. Make sure to do it correctly to actually engage your entire lower body, especially your core.
- Jump Rope
What we used to play as kids can actually help us get into our ideal shape. But what if you don’t have a jump rope? Will you get the same results with an actual jump rope? Unfortunately, no. You’re more likely just warming up your body (like normal jumping) if you are not using a rope. But with the exercise tool, you’re allowing more muscles in your body to participate in the exercise, especially the upper body. Still, you are free to use one or not. We just want you to know the difference between the two exercises. Suggestion: Add upper body movements if you don’t prefer using a jump rope.
These are quite ideal for strengthening the buttocks and legs. You can do three one-minute sets of lunges at home or with a yoga mat for comfort.
Now it’s up to you which ones you prefer doing in the comfort of your own home. Take note that not all exercises are applicable for everybody especially those who have muscle or joint problems. Consult with a fitness trainer to get the exact list of exercises for your body type.