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Mean and Lean for 2013 By Kanarian Kindred
5 January 2013 • everythinggirlslove.com
Now that we are well into the new-year, many of us have resolved to start hitting the gym. Unfortunately, hard economic times have caused potential clients to place gym memberships on the bottom of their to-do list. However, lack of funds does not mean you cannot commit to becoming active in the New Year. To get you started, here is a list of five moves you can do at home to get you closer to that goal of a healthier you, and the best part is, there’s no membership required.
1• Sit Ups- Exercise in which one uses the abdominal muscles to raise the torso from a supine to a sitting position and then lies back down again without moving the legs. The main objective is to work the abdomen muscles. An exercise schedule of (2) sets of reps 12-15 is a good start for beginners.
4• Arm Circles- Exercise used to strengthen and stabilize the shoulder girdle. This exercise is completed by standing with legs shoulder width apart, while extending arms, and rotating in small circles. An exercise schedule of (2) sets of 20 each way is a good start.
2• Back Extensions- Exercise aimed to stretch and strengthen your lower back. The exercise is completed by lying face down on a mat, and lifting the torso and arms off the floor. An exercise schedule of (2) sets of 10 reps is a good start for beginners.
5• Running – Exercise where individuals move rapidly on foot. This is a great releaser of stress while getting you in shape. For the beginner it’s recommended a person starts slow and move forward at a moderate rate. In a nutshell, moving too fast can lead to potential burnout on your end. Therefore, it’s important to remain consistent as well as realistic when getting started.
3• Walking Lunges- The art of lunging while walking during your exercise regimen around the track. The main focus areas are the Glutes, Hamstrings and Quad Muscles of Your Legs. An exercise schedule of (2) sets of 10 for each leg works is a good start.
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