For workout buffs who believe in intense and physically demanding workouts, the lazy man’s workout guide is more of a bad joke than anything else. However, this workout guide is intended for those lazy people out there who want results but are too busy to exercise or might not have the time or the patience to hit the gym or the jogging trail.
Below are some takeaways that you can use if you find yourself in such a situation.
However, before we begin, it is important to highlight why you should exercise.
Exercise, in essence, no matter how little is very important. Besides the common excuse of it being good for your health, it has immense psychological effects as well. The first one is that you feel very good about yourself and your appearance. At one time or another, we have tried one of those bodybuilding posing routines that we have seen on the T.V or on the internet in the mirror. In addition, it improves your overall sexual health and performance. If you are also interested in increasing your self esteem and sex drive, you should also consider learning how to do kegel exercises.
So what to do about time?
The common excuse that people use is that they lack adequate time to train or get into a routine. However, there are 24 hours in a day and you have ample time than you realize to get off your behind and do something.
To get started on the exercise regime, it is important that you find a chunk of time that you are absolutely free and dedicate yourself to it no matter how small it is.
The cliché ‘a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step’ applies very well to getting started on exercising. To this end, you must have a checklist from which you know the parts to get started with.
For starters, get comfortable with using stairs and stop using the elevator.
When parking your car, you should park it at a distance from where your office is. If you are at the mall, make sure you park it on the furthest corner that will get you walking.
Food! Eating the wrong type of food means that you expose yourself to something that will hinder your overall progress. Ensure that you get rid of one cheat food from your diet. It could be chocolate, pizza, or even soda.
Get off your bum at work and only sit at your computer when you are working otherwise move around and do some jumping jacks or body squats. Take some time off the chair and move around.
Finally, do not eat the junk food from the vending machine. Carry your own veggies, nuts and fruits if you feel the need to snack.
Below are a few workouts that you can get started with.
Jogging and some resistance training. Jogging will loosen up the leg muscles and make you feel lighter in the process. In regard to resistance training, you have to exercise major muscle groups first and it means focussing on compound movements like squats and presses.
Go for the scorcher. This means that you progressively lower the rest period as you move on in the workouts. This means that you do some High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that you can feel the burn when training. This will include working the speed bag with timed periods of intensity ranging from moderate to high with high being very short. You can incorporate short sprints while you are jogging as a form of HIIT.
If you are lazy, get off your behind and get going. As you start working out, you will become more dedicated and likely spend more time devoted towards training. When you get started on exercising, you will find that you will be more into it and it will become part of your daily routine as well.
Remember, it is important to listen to your body when you feel like stepping it up.