There has been only one widely known exercise that has the ability to put anyone in good shape, once properly done. And that exercise is “Running (Jogging).” If you have been running and not yet in shape, then, you are not jogging enough.
It marvels me when I see folks, who want to lose weight or get into proper shape jog for a small length of between 500-2000meters. If you must do it right, it has to be nothing less than 2000meters. Round a standard football pitch is 400meters. That’s aside.
In this post, you will get to know other highly effective indoor exercises that will shape your body in a matter weeks. You can comfortably do these 7 exercises inside your room (which must be a little spacious to avoid hitting objects). These exercises, properly done is more effective than jogging. However, don’t get it wrong here, running/jogging is still a great exercise.
What of those who don’t like running/jogging early in the morning due to security reasons, lack of proper terrain or harsh weather conditions?
Here are the 7 exercises that might be perfect for you;
1). High knees: This exercise works your quadriceps, improves your overall coordination, strengthen your hip, and warms up your hamstrings. If that doesn’t make sense to you, just think of high knees as a great way to strengthen and shape the entirety of your lower body.
2). Knees to elbows: This is simply the movement of contracting the ab muscles and simultaneously bringing your knees up to your elbows and back again. If you think it sounds like some fancy complicated move, you are wrong. It really means nothing more than that.
3). Burpees: Burpees are full body exercise which virtually works every muscle in the body, this means that you can burn more calories in a lot less time. You can do this exercise almost anywhere as you are only using your own body weight.
4). Jump rope
5). Tuck jump
6). Jumping jacks: It’s a physical jumping exercise performed by jumping to a position with the legs spread wide and the hands touching overhead, sometimes in a clap, and then returning to a position with the feet together and the arms at the sides.
7). Mountain climbers: This is a full body exercise, engaging most muscles in the body and burning more calories in less time. They benefit muscular and cardiovascular fitness whilst also improving flexibility, blood circulation, overall strength and body shape.