Any gym-goer can tell us that workouts can be extremely tiring and demanding. They can also tell us that you can run forever on the treadmill or lift heavy weights as you want, but nothing is guaranteed to help you get in shape or build those muscles. However, we have got some workout routines that shows the results fast.
Cardio Machinery exercises are not only best to keep in shape but are also highly recommended warm-up workouts for hardcore gamers. Cardio machinery basically involves the treadmill, the still cycle and the elliptical. Trainers recommend starting from twenty minutes on the treadmill, then fifteen on the still cycle and a twenty on the elliptical, going up to spending forty to sixty minutes on each, once you are used to the workout plan.
Cardio workouts but without machines, involves coordinated sets of the following:
- Jumping jacks
- High knees
- Wall sits
- Planks etc.
The intensity of this workout plan depends on the sequence, duration, and quantity of the exercises, which varies from person to person. However, a common workout plan, which is usually followed on a daily basis for weight reducing or maintenance purposes involves a 20-minute workout program and performing each of the exercises for a minute each with a ten-second gap in between.
Kettlebells are cannonball-like weights with thick handles which were a courtesy of the Russians. Along with all the benefits of dumbbells, the kettlebells come with a few more advantages. The super-thick handles challenge your grip, and their versatility makes them ideal for hardcore exercises. The best part is that you can suit them according to your requirement; they can help you build muscles, burn body fat or both. Today, more and more are including kettlebells into their workout program so that their workout routine gives them the thrill of challenge and push their boundaries. The following is a routine for beginners from which they can work up to the advanced level of their workout routine.
- Swing the kettlebell from an arm’s length to in-between the legs. Repeat the exercise for fifteen-twenty times but DON’T sit immediately. Let your hands loose and massage your stomach for a bit as the muscles in these two parts are targeted here.
- Squats using kettlebells will make your arm muscles stronger as well as your thighs’. Along with keeping your thighs parallel to your calves as one does in squats use your arms to keep the kettlebell at an arm’s length.
- Sit-ups with kettlebells are another hardcore exercise. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Hold the bell just below your chest and contract your abs to sit up while pressing the kettlebell onto them. Repeat the activity for some time and along with abs, you will have a defined chest and back, thanks to the kettlebell.
So all fitness conscious men and women, girls and boys, I am positive that this article will help you to form an excellent workout routine to cut that extra fats accumulated on various areas of your bodies.
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