When we think of health, fitness and strength, we often think of complicated exercises that you can only do at the gym. But if you speak with any health professional, or with a chiropractor, they will tell you that many of the strength-training exercises you are thinking about can be done at home with minimal effort. Here are five strength-training exercises that will help you get in good shape, while helping with any injury recovery you are going through.
One of the most basic exercises you will learn, the push up is a classic for a reason. Even though pushups are not going to get your arms like a bodybuilder, they are a fantastic way to improve the strength in your biceps and chest. Something as simple as 10 reps of pushups three times in succession is a good place to start, and you can increase your reps by counts of five or ten after every week.
Ask any chiropractor and they will tell you that the strength of your legs is so important if you wish to maintain a good physique. Lunges are excellent at working that part of your body, and they also improve your flexibility over time.
Similar to lunges, squats are great for your lower body. They work your quads and hamstrings, while also helping with your balance and core strength.
The plank has a starting position that is similar to a pushup, except you have your elbows on the floor instead of your hands. Maintain the plank position for 30 seconds, and repeat the exercise three times. Increase the time you are in position by 10 seconds every week.
- Tricep Curls
Tricep curls are a great exercise to develop your biceps. Take a dumbbell and hold it between both your hands, with your hands going behind your head. Let the dumbbell naturally move downward. Now move your arms up as high as you can get, and back down again. Do this exercise three times, with ten reps in each instance.