You might be working long hours at work which means you could be coming home late at night and leaving early morning again. Or you could find yourself a little hard up and scares on money or you have other commitments. Some just do not like the atmosphere at the gym and feel intimated. Whatever the reasons, there are many people who simply do not have the time or the resources to hit the gym on a regular basis and get the body they envision and want for themselves. Thankfully experts around the world have noticed this problem and have come up with plenty of exercises to help a person achieve the body he or she wants while in the comfort of their house. There are a multitude of exercises that a person can use to build muscle or to lose weight at home. Most of the exercises also do not require much equipment.
Lunges are an excellent exercise to strengthen the leg muscles, the lower body and the back muscles of a person. To do this exercise first plant your legs at a distance roughly equivalent to your hips and then raise your right foot and take a long step forward. Now slowly bend that foot down to a ninety degree angle and go down until your left knee touches the floor. Once the left knee touches the floor raise the right foot back into the starting position and repeat this on the other foot. The advantages of working your legs and doing exercises like lunges are that they increase the circulation of blood to the heart and reduces chances of heart problems occurring. For women looking for a stronger lower body, they can try using pelvic floor weights to have a strong pelvis.
Pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy help with issues like urinary problems. Crosses are also another common exercise to work out regions of the body that are used often. Stand up in an upright position and raise your hands up to your sides. Make sure your hands are bent at the wrist and then gradually push your hands back to the maximum possible distance. Stay in this position for at least five seconds and then withdraw your hands back to the position they were at.
It is common that you feel the tightening and tension in regions like the shoulders, arms and the wrists because these are the muscles that are being worked on. Having them strong and pristine is helpful as they are used for a lot of tasks. It is recommended that you do two sets of 10 reps each.