Little Bits of Workouts Can Be Good
By Tom Herrin
Exercising, and having success with it, require commitment. If you are going to try to do it right, you need to go all out. This is a proven formula for reaching your goals. There may be a problem, however, if you get so involved that it begins to consume too much of your time and takes away from important things such as work and family. You don't want to lose any of that to get in better shape. It is possible for you to break those exercises up into small segments and do them a little at a time. Your progress should be pretty much the same. It will require you to have a real plan.
You Need to Include Cardio
When you are trying to shrink your sessions, it is nearly impossible to hit the road or track. You can accomplish a good bit by doing things in a relatively confined space. You can easily start with jogging in place. Change this up with something like high knees. Various kinds of lunges can help as well. Hitting the floor like you are doing a push-up, then springing out like a plank, then pulling the legs up and standing can be a rep. Doing 10 or 15 of these at a time will increase your heart rate. Two or three sets will get you going. You can be pretty creative and make it work.
Work on the Chest
I always felt that I needed to put some time into developing my chest. I like to begin and end my workout with push-ups. Doing these can help to improve posture. Butterflies are useful, as are some kinds of presses. I prefer working with dumbbells as I feel like I see faster results, but I have also found that working with bands can help me to get a lot done. Another good thing about bands is that they are very portable.
Develop the Back
You want to be careful to avoid doing something too heavy with the back, but there are several things you can do to develop the muscles in the back. Various kinds of rowing will do a lot. You may use a rowing machine, or you can do some from pulleys. I do a lot of bent-over rowing with something that is relatively light. This is another place where using bands can be handy and keep you from trying to lift or pull something too heavy.
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