After your workout is a good time to do 10 or 15 minutes of cardio, as any exercise after your workout will burn primarily fat, and not stored glycogen. This is because your glycogen (sugar stored in your muscles) will be the fuel used during your workout, and so after this is depleted your body’s next fuel source is stored body fat. This is why it’s important to know when to do cardio.
Additional Home Workout Routines
If you don’t have any dumbbells, or if you are just looking for variety in your routine, bodyweight workouts are also a great way to build lean muscle and increase your strength.
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Bodylastics are a very unique way to get a great full body workout using resitance bands and exercise bands. The main point is to attach these bands to an anchor point, such as a door, and then perform resistance training. Again, good variety and also effective training.
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Home Boxing Workouts
Home boxing workouts are one of the best “out of the norm” home workout routines you can do. If you have never boxed, it is hard to imagine how exhausting this sport is! Watching it on TV does not do it justice in terms of what a smoker it is.
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Quick Home Workouts
There will be those days when you don’t have time for a full workout, even though you know it’s an exercise day in your weekly rotation. Don’t let it go to waste. Here is a workout that can be done in 10 minutes or less, and it targets all of your major muscle groups.
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More Individual Exercises
The following links will provide you with some additional exercises for individual muscle groups that you can work into the home exercise routine above:
This might be the most important section of all, as there is nothing that can derail your home workout routines like an injury.
They are generally the result of one of 3 things:
- Improper warm-up
- Improper form
- Trying to lift too heavy
So, to avoid injury, always follow these important rules:
- Always take time to properly warm-up with light cardio and dynamic stretching.
- Practice good form during each exercise.
- Don’t go too heavy on the weights you are using.
- If you sense the first feel of an injury coming, take 2 to 3 weeks off and let things heal. It will probably save an injury.
- Perform some static stretches at the end of your workout to improve range of motion.
- Always protect the lower back with proper lower back stretches, and never lifting too heavy. This is the single most vulnerable (injury-prone) area of the body.
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