If we decide to tell ourselves the truth, then we can all agree that the major reasons we hit the gym daily, is to shed extra fat around the belly, burn calories and lose weight to keep fit.
But you may fall short on your fitness routine after a few weeks, and we know that consistency is needed for every weight loss journey.
Alternatively, you can practice aerobic exercises at your home if you are finding it difficult to go to the gym at least three times a week. Aerobic exercises are categorized as fat burning exercises because it makes use of fats to keep your energy at peak when exercising.
When you do aerobic exercises the right way, you should visible results in less than a month. Aerobic exercises help to increase your stamina, improve your cardiovascular health, reduces depression, and boost your energy.
Let’s look at a list of aerobic exercises that you can do at home that would boost your fitness journey to the next level.
The goal of this exercise is to focus on your hamstrings and glutes. The trick behind aerobic exercises is to do it the right way and follow a strict guideline. To effectively do the butt kicks exercise, you should stand and make sure that your feet are shoulder-width apart and bend your arms to the sides. Bend your knee in the same position you would assume as though you are jogging, and place your right ankle on your butt.
Repeat this process with the other leg, and slow down your pace until you have fully mastered the workout. You can complete three sets to maximize the butt kicks exercise fully.
Research has shown that when you skip for about 45 minutes daily, you can burn as much as 450 calories. Skipping focuses on your calves, quads, glutes, and your shoulder muscles.
When skipping, ensure that you are gripping the rope firmly, and your feet are shoulder-width apart. Swing the skipping rope atop your head and jump as soon as the rope comes down close to your feet. As with everything, practice makes perfect, so it may take a little practice to do this at a fast rate perfectly.
Doing this exercise would help strengthen your entire body and improve your muscle power. It improves your body’s metabolism, which would result in weight loss, and it also works on your cardiovascular health.
To do this exercise properly, bend down on your legs and hands, and make sure your knees are bent a little, but your back is straight. Walk in this position while putting your left hand at the front together with your right foot, then followed by putting your right hand and left foot forward. After you have done this, then you have completed one set, but you can go as far as doing three sets of 20 repetitions each.
Stair training aims to work on your quads, calves, glutes, and hamstrings. It doesn’t just tone your lower body but also helps strengthen the stamina of your cardiovascular system. For this particular aerobic exercise, you don’t need to do much; steadily walk up and down the stairs for 20 minutes. As you progress, you can increase the time duration to 30 minutes, and pick up your pace as well.
This exercise also helps to strengthen your cardiovascular system and boost your body’s balance and functionality. When doing the skaters exercise, lean your body forward and jump to the right, and place your leg foot at the back of your right and left arm at your front. Do this again by jumping to the direction of your left and placing your right foot at the back of the right arm in front. This would complete one repetition, and you can do a set four times, for about 30 seconds each.
This exercise would help alleviate you of back pains and improve your core strength in the process. You can do the plank jacks by assuming a push-up position, and make sure your feet are placed together while doing this. Hop your feet to the side, but make sure you are comfortable, and there is no pain involved. Hop back to your initial starting position by placing your feet together. You can practice this workout for about 45 seconds to 1 minute.
Invisible Jump Rope
This is similar to “skipping,” except you won’t need the ropes. Ensure that you do not jump more than two inches above the ground and still move your wrists as though you are holding and swinging the rope. The invisible jump rope exercise focuses on your glutes, hamstrings, and calves.