5 workout tips for newbies

A good workout can help you to feel fit and strong. But if you’re new to this, where do you start? You don’t need a lot of kit to workout well – or a personal trainer or an expensive gym. In fact, there are a lot of simple exercises you can do at home to start building strength. Here are 5 workout tips for newbies that will help you to get started.

1, The plank. This is one of the most basic exercises and also one that will have a big impact. The plank will build strength and help you to improve your core muscles. It can also help you with other exercises, such as squats, because of the strength it builds. With a plank, all you are doing is holding the position for a specific time. You should have a straight line from your shoulders to your heels with your elbows under your shoulders. Don’t squeeze but stay still. Don’t arch your back – you can stop this from happening by pulling your belly in.

2. The dead bug. Your core is a very important part of fitness and this is a great exercise for making it stronger. It’s different to plank because you are moving your body, so your muscles will contract and then lengthen. Lie on your back with your arms pointing up and your legs in a tabletop position. Stretch one arm and one leg away from the body, bring them back and then repeat on the other side. Repeat 10 times and do three sets if you can.

3. The reverse crunch. There are lots of different core muscles and the reverse crunch will help with those in your lower abdomen. Lie on your back and pull your knees into your chest so that your hips raise up off the floor. This will make your stomach curl in and help to work those abs. Keep your knees bent and have your hands face down on the floor next to you to keep you stable. Repeat 12 times and do three sets.

4. The bridge. This is an exercise that will help to strengthen your glute (bum) muscles. These muscles are important for many different types of workout and will help to build strength. Lie on your back with your knees bent and then use your glutes to lift your hips. Squeeze your glutes to push higher and drive your feet down into the floor. Make sure you don’t arch your back. Repeat 12 times and do three sets.

5. A side plank. You can use a side plank to work the muscles at the side of your core and make them stronger. Lying on your side make sure your elbow is beneath your shoulder. Then lift your hips so that your body is in a straight line off the ground. You can raise and lower your hips if you want to make this harder.

Working out doesn’t have to be a struggle – these are some simple exercises that any newbie can try. The MyLife365.Me app is designed to help you take care of your internal health by simply logging what you eat, drink and your exercise…