What are some simple forms of excersize you can do with nothing but 8 lb. weights and no bench? I am looking for something more creative than sit up or push ups but I do those too.
Well, to say strength training exercises are only good for fat loss would be undermining its importance, It has multiple benefits for your heart, your balance, making your bones strong, plus making you look all svelte and sexy! Research has scores of good things to say about strength training! So, wouldn’t you love to add this research-backed fitness regime to your routine?
So, what is strength training actually? Also, known as resistance training or strength training exercises it is a physical activity that gives a boost to your muscular strength by working on specific muscles or muscle groups against some external resistance or force. The external force can come as weight machines, dumbbells, and resistance bands kettlebells and so on or you can exercise with your own body weight. You can start with lower weights and gradually move towards loading on higher weights.
Many people, especially women are scared of strength training thinking they would get overly muscled resembling a body-builder. That’s so untrue, in fact, regular strength training has the capacity to prevent natural bone loss and build natural lean mass and halt the signs of muscle loss as you grow older.
Strength building exercises are for everyone and sooner we accept this simple fact the better. It is good for people, and great for people with specific health conditions such as arthritis, obesity and heart disorders. Most fitness experts would advise you to include muscle-strengthening workouts at least twice a week. You can target specific muscle groups such as the back, hips, legs, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms). Here are the best strength Training workouts for you.
You can try different variations, also there is chin-ups and pull ups... Hmmm... when I first started working out a grabbed a bunch of 2L bottles and filled them with water, I then put the bottles in a gym bag and did raises over the back of my head . (position yourself on your knees and pull from the front, then over your head behind your back) just keep doing that over and over, it will build some muscle and burn calories.
...body walks (a variation of squat-thrusts).