If you’re like most of us, you don’t have time to hit the gym every time you’d like to work out. If you’d like to lose weight, build your flexibility, and tone your muscles from the comfort of your home, it’s easier than you’d think. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can build a full workout from the comfort of your living room or home office. These videos focus on gentle yoga stretches, intense interval training, and full body toning. We’ve assembled the ultimate one hour workout for you which will allow you to build the body you’ve been dreaming of.
Before you start any serious cardio or toning exercises, it’s crucial that you take the time to stretch your muscles thoroughly to get the blood flowing. Spend the first ten minutes of this hour on gentle yoga stretches like the ones in this video.
Next, move on to interval training. This type of exercise involves steady bursts of cardio that increase in intensity throughout the period of exercise. So while you may start out with slower exercise, throughout the course of your workout you’ll experience multiple bursts of high the intensity. This video offers a great example of interval training. Practiced regularly, this type of exercise will help you drop pounds quickly and efficiently. Pair your workout with clean eating and proper hydration for the best possible results.
Toning is another crucial part of a complete workout. Making the time for regular cardiovascular exercise is important for fat loss, toning is essential to build a lean, strong physique. You’ll want to decide which areas of your body you’d like to focus on toning during each workout (your arms, your legs, or your entire body). This video is a good example of a total body workout.
After completing your workout routine, don’t stop immediately. Failure to stretch after an intense workout can cause your muscles to spasm and cramp. Skipping a cool down after a workout can leave you in a world of hurt, so be sure you take the time to thoroughly stretch out.
This video is a great example of a yoga cool down.
Yoga is a fantastic discipline that can help relieve stress, improve core strength, and even treat common ailments. There are hundreds of yoga “classes” online, so if you can’t get into a studio, just do a simple YouTube search. Namaste!