These days our lives are so busy that it can be difficult to find time to go to the gym. There is very rarely time before work and after work you might not have the energy for it. So it’s no surprise that many people are exercising at home when they can squeeze in a workout. The great thing is that you don’t need expensive equipment to do it as body weight exercises alone can help you to burn a lot of calories.
Fitness revolutions like P90X and other home DVD courses are mostly based around bodyweight and plyometric exercise. Many people don’t realise that those alone are often enough to help lose pounds of fat. Anyone that has tried them will tell you the programs are hard and not as easy as people think. So just because no weights are used, it doesn’t mean they are easy to do. They are full on exercise workouts that can be done in a short space of time, so ideal to do at home.
If you are new to exercising then you might find P90X too difficult. If so you need to start with basic exercises and work your way up to getting fitter. So begin with basic sit ups and press ups. Do as many as you can, then rest and start again. Keep doing more each time you workout. Once you have been doing that for a while you can start some plyo exercises. This is basically a series of jumping on the spot in different ways. You can get an adjustable box for plyo exercises that you can jump up on. This is great for building strength in the legs.
Once you have been doing plyo for a while, you should be feeling a lot healthier and fitter. Now it’s time to get the DVD player into action and follow a program like P90X or similar. Just 20 minutes a day is what most workouts are and you’ll certainly feel the difference once you try it. They are also great because very little equipment is needed, so you only need to buy the DVD and a few basic pieces of gym equipment which are very cheap. They even show how to do the exercises without them, so don’t worry if you can’t afford them.
So don’t delay, the sooner you start to exercise at home, the sooner you’ll be that person you want to see in the mirror every single day!