Want to exercise but unsure of what routine to follow? Read on to discover the best workouts for every piece of equipment.
If you’re new to exercise one of the hardest things to do is figure out what type of workouts you should be following. You might not have the structure of a weekly weight training routine and your schedule may not be regular enough for you to make it to a gym class, which means you find yourself passing the time with a miss-matched collection of exercises that don’t bring you any closer to your goals.
That’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world, at least you’re trying, but we know how beneficial it is to have something more structured, which is why in this article, we’re going to give you some super easy workouts that are perfect for beginners.
How Long Do You Need?
According to the CDC, 30 minutes a day is enough exercise for adults between the ages of 18-64 to positively impact their health. The important thing here is to be productive with your time. If you have 30 minutes spare, don’t spend 10 minutes getting your music sorted and texting your friends, remain focused and get straight to work, that way you can ensure you’re getting the most out of your time in the gym.
This is a super easy routine that requires a single kettlebell. All you have to do is complete all 6 moves, one after the other for 1 minute each before taking a rest.
Complete 3 times total for a 24-minute workout.
Use two kettlebells to make it more advanced
Dumbbells and Kettlebell Workout
This workout is easy to do. Every minute, on the minute, you perform the exercises below for the desired number of reps.
The way it works is the moment you’ve completed all reps, you should rest, then when the next minute starts, you should start again.
So if it takes you 40 seconds to complete the exercises you will get 20 seconds of rest before starting again.
Round 1 (10 minutes):
Round 2 (10 minutes):
Rest for 4 minutes before starting round 2
This workout is simple and doesn’t require you to think too much.
Warm-up for 5 minutes at 50-60% of your max pace, then every 30 seconds slightly increase your speed by a few notches on the panel (use your judgment, it should only be a slight increase).
Your goal here is to reach your max speed around the ten-minute mark and to hold it for as long as you can before taking it back down to walking pace. Walk at a comfortable pace for 3 minutes and repeat 2 more times, building up to your max speed.
Exercise Bike Workout
This interval workout is great whether you’re on the bike at home or the gym and it’s sure to leave you drenched in sweat, just make sure you’re sufficiently warm before beginning this one.
Here’s what to do:
Ensure the resistance is at ‘racing speed’ for the best impact. After each round spend 3 minutes at a lower intensity to recover.
This is a fast-paced bodyweight workout that you can do anywhere, whether you’re in the gym, at home, or in a hotel room, and the best part is, you don’t need any equipment at all.
The workout is split into 3 rounds, here’s what you do:
There you have it, if you’re new to exercise you no longer have to worry about figuring out your workout routine because whether you’re using bodyweight, hand weights, or a machine, you’ve now got a workout to follow every time you step into a gym (even if that gym is at home).
All of the workouts above are great and the best part is, they take less than 30 minutes to complete, so whether you’re on your lunch break or you’re trying to keep fit before work, you’ve now got a quick and easy workout to follow.
Just remember to warm up correctly before you begin and check with someone else if you’re unsure about the technique to make sure you’re safe.
You also need to make sure that as you get more familiar with the workouts and they become easier, you should make them more difficult by increasing the weight/resistance/speed or repeating more times.
This will ensure you continue to make progress and you’ll start to see better results from your new workout sessions.
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