One famous way to lose some pounds is through working out but the major excuse for most of us is that “it is too hectic”, “I don’t think I am up for this”. Well nothing comes easy. The question that comes to mind is, is there a better way to work out and still get the desired results? Or is working out intensely the only means of losing weight? We will get to uncover that soon.

It is important to note that when it comes to working out, continuity is key. Ideally doing something you enjoy means you are more likely to stick to it over a long term. This is design to help avoid mistakes and correct exercise forms. Most importantly give you tips to make stay onboard and not to see exercising as a death sentence.

SQUAT: let start with one of the most popular work outs for ladies. Squat is a lower body exercise (basically the waist down to the legs). It’s often believed that the squat exercise is all about the butt but no, it strengthen the lower body including the thighs, abs, core and the hamstrings.

BENEFITS

  • It make sure your bone and joint of the lower part of your body are intact.
  • The mobility of your body are developed
  • Adds strength to your legs and gluteus

STEPS

  • Stand upright with your feet placed together
  • Then move your butt backwards
  • It’s not necessary but it’s consider a good practice to raise your arm place 90 degrees opposite your shoulder
  • Make sure your knee is not caved in.
  • Then finally move in an up down position.

If you are experiencing difficulty in the process, its normal, you don’t need to do 50-100 in a day. Remember, continuity is key.

WALL PUSH UPS: This form of push up is an excellent way to strengthen your shoulder, arm and chest. Besides it can be very strenuous to perform the conventional push up for most ladies but by using the wall in place of the floor is easier.

STEPS

  • Take a stand against the wall, make it 15 to 17 inches to the wall
  • Place your palm flat against the wall
  • Make sure your feet is firm on the fall to avoid any falling
  • Breathing is very important; inhale when lowering your body and exhale lifting
  • 10 – 15 is a good number

SIDE LYING LEG:This is a famous exercise for strengthening the hip, thigh and the back side. This exercise put the gluteus at work being one of the most important muscle responsible for movement of the hip and thigh.

STEPS

  • It’s usual to place your arm down to the elbow making your body rest on it but that can be a very strenuous practice and so it recommended you place the whole of your body on a flat surface.
  • Concentrate on the movement of your legs
  • Inhale while the leg is raised and exhale while it coming back down

Standing side leg raised can also be recommended. This is nothing really different but it is much easier and can be done anywhere.

OVERHEAD ARM CLAP: The exercise target majorly the upper part of the body. It strengthen the shoulder muscles.

STEPS

  • Stand with your feet apart
  • Stretch your arms out wide to make your body form a T shape
  • Raise your arms over your head while moving about 90 degrees making both palms meet

If this is too difficult for you, try a small bend out the elbow or make arm form a U-shape

PLANK: It is important for the abs. The problem many face is, for how long? Debunk the idea that you must hold on for 60seconds. If you are new to this, starting out with 10seconds and then resting for 10-15seconds is a good practice. What is important is, you are reengaging your muscles.

STEPS

  • Stand with your feet apart
  • Stretch your arms out wide to make your body form a T shape
  • Raise your arms over your head while moving about 90 degrees making both palms meet
  • If this is too difficult for you, try a small bend out the elbow or make arm form a U-shape

It is important for the abs. The problem many face is, for how long? Debunk the idea that you must hold on for 60seconds. If you are new to this, starting out with 10seconds and then resting for 10-15seconds is a good practice. What is important is, you are reengaging your muscles.

STEPS: you can do it with your hand separated or both locked together in between your fingers

  • Lay flat on the ground resting on your elbow and on your toes.
  • Position your shoulder directly under your shoulder
  • Make sure you maintain a straight body posture

Hopefully you feel more comfortable exercising now.

By Babatunde Adesokan

Pen Wizard 🖋️😉

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