Starting an exercise routine at the gym, home, or fitness centre for the first time can probably elicit a mix of emotions. When you try something new, it is always exciting, but, at the same time, it may also confuse you. Starting a functional training exercise routine can be a bit overwhelming and daunting. Many questions may pop in your mind like:
Where do you start?
What areas should your strength workout routine focus on?
How do you ensure you are doing exercise carefully and appropriately?
Here in this blog, we have covered some simple and effective strength training exercises. It will let you build a sturdy base that you can use as a jump-start point to get further strength and results.
Below are the basic five exercises that are great for almost all beginners to start with.
Plank is the number one on the list of strength exercises for beginners. You should make sure that you get good at these. The reason behind it is simple: It helps keep you strong and safe in all other exercises.
It will improve the strength and endurance of your core. So, you can able to stabilize your spine during exercise. Plank sets the foundation for more advanced core exercises.
How to Do Front Plank
While doing a front plank, keep the following key points in mind.
How to Do Side Plank
If you want to build lower-body strength and mobility, then squat is a fantastic exercise. Let us start learning the proper squat technique.
How to do Squats
Push-ups are a good exercise and a great way to build the strength of your arms and shoulders. It also plays a significant role in building the stability of your core.
However, while doing push-ups, the biggest mistake as a beginner is dropping to the floor too quickly. As your strength and core stability increase, progress your push-ups closer to the floor.
Let us learn how to push-ups correctly.
When you lunge, you are giving your body training of doing single-leg movement. Usually, you can do four types of lunge. For example, forward lunge, reverse lunge, transverse lunge, and lateral lunge.
When you do a lunge, you can train your body for balance and stability. At the same time, you are also working your glutes, quads, and more. Here we have chosen reverse lunge because they are easier on the knees and more comfortable to control than a forward lunge.
For reverse lunge, you should follow the below steps
Finally, yet importantly, on the list is wood-chop. This exercise can help you in getting comfortable with rotational movements. However, be careful while twisting your spine. You can try this exercise by simply keeping a hand towel or another small object in your hands. It will help you to keep your arms straight. Wood-chop will give you a sense of what rotating your torso should feel like. In reality, this exercise is a feel-good stretch.
Follow these simple steps to do this exercise.
We can sign off by saying that you can do countless exercises for strength building when you join nearby gym classes, but different exercises can work a range of different muscles. If you want to design a routine that is targeted toward achieving your personal goals, then keep the above-discussed workouts in mind.
Remember, strength is important, but its not the only component. When developing a workout routine, you should also think about your cardiovascular, flexibility with stretching, agility, power, and balance.