In our current times, it’s easy to get off track from your weight loss goals. Once you’ve fallen off it can be difficult to get back on. Don’t let your health and fitness goals intimidate you. We’ve created a list of simple routines and best workouts for beginners to help you get your weight loss journey back on track. Start slow and steady until your body feels ready to add more intensity to your workouts. Remember that the path to reaching your goals is not always linear, push yourself but don’t beat yourself up.
No equipment simple workouts:
1. Reverse Lunges, 3 x 10 reps per side. Strengthen your thighs and hips in this workout. Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Take a long lunge/step backwards so that your knees create 90-degree angles. Next slowly pull yourself up to the starting position. For greater intensity, hold onto weights (create weights out of water bottles).
2. Hip Bridges, 3 x 10 reps. Build your glutes, legs and backside. Lay on your back with your knees bent, feet slightly apart and flat on the floor. Keep your heels down while you squeeze your glutes tight and raise up your hips. Slow down to increase intensity. Don’t forget to breathe!
3. Basic Squat, 3 x 20 reps. Boost calorie burn and gain muscle in your legs and glutes with this exercise. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Bend your knees and slowly push your hips back as you lower down into a standing-seated position. Make sure your knees do not go past your feet and that you keep your back flat. Squeeze your butt at the top for added muscle.
4. Forearm Plank, 3 x 5-minute hold. Planks are no fun, but wow do they work. Build abs and strengthen your core with this one. Lay flat onto your stomach and from this position, push yourself up onto your forearms. Keep your legs straight and together. Breathe and hold for 5 minutes each.
Keep this up at least 3 times per week to maximize your results. Don’t forget to hydrate and breathe!