The Most Basic (But Effective) Workouts For You
Working out – and staying up with the latest fitness regimes – has gotten very complicated in the last few years. Working out is no longer as simple as putting on your workout outfit and getting started.
There’s new machines to put together, recommended warmups, protein powder, required stretching, and more. Things can quickly become overwhelming, but do they have to? Can working out not still be as simple as getting off the couch and doing something?
Yes, it can be. You shouldn’t feel pressured to adapt to all the latest trends and technology to get a good old fashioned workout in. You can do whatever you want to do and still see major results.
Here are the most basic and well-known (almost classic) workouts for you to consider.
The treadmill allows you to get your cardio in no matter the weather outside. Just hop on, turn it onto the speed of your choosing, and pump those legs. There’s nothing quite like just using the treadmill for an hour or so.
If you want to use the treadmill but still like infusing some of the latest technology into your workout, then you can find new treadmills with HD screens, heart monitoring tech, and even things like increasing the incline.
The treadmill is still as relevant as ever and is a great start or finish to any workout!
The Indoor Bike
Another great way to get your cardio in while at home is by using a great indoor bike.
Just like on the treadmill, you can simply jump on the indoor bike and start pumping your legs away. You’ll quickly work up a sweat and even enjoy your time while using the indoor bike.
The indoor bike is another great piece of classic workout equipment that can provide a great workout for you, no matter your fitness level.
The Weight Bench
Another great piece of inexpensive, but effective, equipment is a weight bench with a few weights. You can usually find affordable weight benches at your local department stores, or even in your local used item listings.
Buy a weight bench, get a few weights, and get started. Nothing is as basic as this type of workout and, even with all of the latest technology, can be a very effective way to add muscle.
If you want to bring your workout back to basics, then definitely consider a weight bench.
Workouts That Require No Equipment
There are also many workouts that require no equipment and can provide a great personal workout. Here are some things you can do to bring your fitness regime back to basics:
- Pushups and Situps.
- Walking, jogging, or running outside.
- Jumping Jacks.
There’s a ton more workouts you can do at home without using equipment.
Bottom Line: Don’t Feel Forced Into Buying the Latest Workout Equipment
I sometimes feel like I need to have the latest equipment in order to meet my fitness goals. I feel forced into purchasing a $500 piece of equipment and it makes me feel like there’s no hope for me without forking out this money.
This is not true.
You can put together an effective workout with the latest trends and you don’t need to spend a ton of money. It’s all about your personal will and how bad you want to stay in shape. Where there’s a will, there’s away! So just go and do it with whatever equipment you have available.