The following home exercises represent a full range of workout activities. They entail warm-up exercises that prepare your muscles for more intense activity and help prevent injury. The arm, chest, and shoulder exercises emphasize biceps and triceps, among other muscle groups. The abdominal exercises strengthen the core muscles of the body, trimming your waist and improving posture. Leg exercises strengthen the muscles that allow you to run, jump, and climb stairs; these include the thighs, hip flexors, and quadriceps.
Finally, stretches should be performed every time you conclude your exercise routine. Stretching can help prevent typical muscle soreness after a workout and acts as a cool down for the muscles. The following program of home exercises will benefit your overall fitness and strengthen your muscles, slimming your physique and improving your health.
A home workout can be done at any time, without having to add time traveling to the gym or waiting for equipment. Use the exercises in this article and you'll be on your way to a toned, fit body from the comfort of your home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Faremouth is a fitness specialist who is a certified exercise instructor and member of the American Council on Exercise and the Aerobic Fitness Association of America. She was awarded a silver medal in the Reebok National Aerobic 1989 Championships for the Midwest region and has served as director of exercise programs for a large health club in Chicago. Through her company, Fitfully Yours, she provides education, consultation, training, and workshops to fitness centers, corporations, and individuals worldwide.