The exercise videos library boasts over a thousand different exercises explained by certified fitness professionals. Getting started with exercise programs shouldn't be intimidating. These exercises are created especially for people who exercise at home and require only the most basic exercise equipment. Exercise.com wants to help you find a way to bring exercise into your life. Grab an exercise ball and some dumbbells, create your own exercise routine and get started today!
For most of human history, work has been a physically demanding activity. Our cavemen ancestors chased down mastodons and hurled spears into their tough, but tasty flesh, American homesteaders tamed the wilderness into productive farms with nothing but grit and sweat, and just 60 years ago, the majority of men in America flexed their muscles on factory floors or construction sites. Fast-forward to today. Instead of feeding ourselves by the sweat of our brows, most of us just slouch in a chair all day in a climate-controlled building while we push buttons and send documents through the ether. And the sitting doesn’t end after work. When we get home, we plop down in front of the TV to watch reality shows of men performing the kind of virile, physical, and often dirty work we fantasize about doing while answering emails in our cubicle. Desk Jockey Workout: 8 Ways to Stay in Shape at the Office
Why it works: Inversions work your core because it takes so much effort to keep your body balanced, but this version of headstand, where your legs are parallel to the floor, works your core even more. Bound headstand also tones your upper back. Get more out of it: Instead of holding your legs in this position, slowly lower your feet all the way to the floor, and before touching the ground, slowly raise them up coming into full headstand.
The mind, body and spirit are all connected and when a person suffers from mild depression or anxiety, the body is out of balance. Yoga is a series of stretches that helps bring balance to the body; not just focusing on the body’s health, but also on the mind and spirit. Always consult a physician or counsellor if you are having ongoing feelings of depression or anxiety and before trying any new exercise program. 1. Begin with the Lotus position, sitting crossed legged with hands resting on the knees, palms up.
Has your love life gone from sizzle to fizzle? You don’t have to memorize the Kama Sutra to spice things up between the sheets. In fact, it’s the positions you assume outside the bedroom that could really heat things up.
Kettlebells are all bells, no whistles. Resembling a mini bowling ball with a handle, kettlebells are great for cardio, strength, and flexibility training . Start by picking up the weight of your choice — women usually grab between eight and 16 kg weights, while men go for 16 to 32 kg, though these weights vary depending on the exercises of choice. (No harm in starting low and working your way up!) Reps and sets will depend on intensity and fitness levels, for most of these moves, we recommend aiming for 3-5 sets of 10-30 reps with good form. 22 Kick-Ass Kettlebell Exercises | Greatist.comHealth and Fitness Articles
Illustrations by Shannon Orcutt Who needs a gym when there’s the living room floor? Bodyweight exercises are a simple, effective way to improve balance, flexibility, and strength without machinery or extra equipment. From legs and shoulders to chest and abs, we’ve covered every part of the body that can get stronger with body resistance alone. Full Body 1.
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