What You Should Include In Your Workout Routine
Some people aren't quite sure what they should include in their workout routines. Well, there are many schools of thought on this one. Here are a few simple suggestions on workout routines that shouldn't be passed by. Some people overlook some of the real basic workout routines and old school exercises. But, it is my feeling that these exercises shouldn't be ignored.
Basic old school exercises are a great foundation for everything else we do in life. We call these functional exercises. They make everyday life much easier, plus, they help to build muscle. Building muscle helps lose body fat, increases strength, and also increases our bodies stamina.
So, what do I mean by 'old school exercises'? I'm talking about basic push ups, sit ups, squats, pull ups, and dips. Anything that you can use your own body weight. Many times you don't even need a gym to do these exercises. Using your own body weight, you can do many of these exercises right at home.
Push Ups - Start by doing as many as you can and build yourself up to where you can do at least twenty. From there, start timing yourself and see how many you can do in an hour.
Sit Ups - Sit Ups are a fantastic exercise. There are also so many variations of sit ups that you can do. This works the core abdominal muscles. Twenty is a good number to do.
Pull Ups - These are done on a bar. You place your hands on the bar and pull your chin up to the bar. They can also be called chin ups. If you can't even do one, at least do some jumps to the bar and get to where you are hanging onto the bar and let yourself back down again. Repeat several of these jumps up to the bar. Do at least twenty of them.
Dips - These are for the triceps or the back of the arms, but, can really use a lot of other muscles as well. You have two bars on either side of you, and dip yourself down.
You can also do these on a bench or chair. Place your hands on the edge of the chair with your palms facing down. Place your hips off of the chair and dip yourself down, pressing yourself back up with your triceps.