Developing your own routine for workout at home may seem like a difficult task at first, but it is really easy if the basics are understood. After all, how many times does the average man visit the gym with a promise to go regularly, only to break that promise after a couple of days of body pain? Walking to the gym may take plenty of time and for certain people, a workout at home routine might be the way to go.
First things first; you should ask yourself a few questions like: what is your current workout routine, if any? Are you getting any healthier? If you current methods seem to be working for you, you might want to stick to those as your body may have tuned itself to it. However, if you want to start afresh, then you can follow this guide.
Determine your constraints
How much time out of your daily routine can you devote to your workout? If you can stretch this time up to an hour, then we are looking at the best case scenario. If you have a wife and kids, work a full-time and part-time job, then reserving some time for a workout would become a tad harder.
Thirty minutes dedicated to exercises every day is not bad at all, and would you really want to spend a couple of hours, including commuting time, to the gym if you can get the same amount of work done in the comfort of your own home?
Select your exercises
If this is the first time you are working out, the best suggestion would be to do a full body routine that can be done two to three times every week. You would want a routine that would exercise the muscles of your quads, butt, hamstrings, your core and your push and pull muscles. The point here is that just four or five exercises will cover the entire full body routine. Some of the most effective exercises for the above mentioned parts include squats, lunges, deadlifts, good mornings, bench press, pushups, chin ups, inverse body weight rows, planks and jumping knee tucks.
Pick some of these exercises in such a way that all your body muscles are covered. Remember that your muscles don’t build up inside the gym or while working out. This happens when you are resting. Give your muscles two to three days to recover between successive workouts.
Burn Fat while Exercising
The most effective way to burn fat while exercising is called the ‘circuit’. The whole idea is to do a set of each of the exercises you have selected one after the other and start over. After you have completed one set of exercises, you should repeat the whole set three or four times.
Remember to work out only as much as your body can take. How do you know? You work out the first few times and get an idea of just how much you can take. Also, it is a good idea to make a journal and record some figures, such as weight, waist size, chest size and bicep size, to have some idea of how effective your workout strategy has been.