You want to get ready for summer and the beach scene. The holidays and winter have left you looking a little rounder and fluffier than you ordinarily prefer.
The same holidays and winter have also wiped out your wallet and now you need a solution to lose some weight, build some muscle, and to do it sooner rather than later. Oh and without any capital expenditures.
So how can you how to build muscle fast at home without weights or having to spend hundreds to thousands on the expense of a fitness club membership?
Does this scenario sound familiar? Sure it does, and it probably seems impossible as well.
It is an easy concept, but are you ready to work at it? The work will definitely not be easy. Are you willing to give it a try? Then keep reading, if not stop right here.
How to Build Muscle Without Weights
You don’t have to own a set of dumbbells, a universal system, an elliptical machine, or a treadmill to build muscle. You don’t have to rent any versions by joining a gym or fitness club. Muscles are built by using them. You don’t have to have any type of equipment to use your muscles or to increase the fitness and firmness of your life.
The easiest way to get started is to simply get off your butt and do something. The sedentary lifestyle that most people live is really killing us and doing so quickly. So start by moving, now!
Here are some exercises that do not require weights to get going and get in shape.
Running, Jogging, or Walking
Too easy, right? You simply put on some comfortable shoes and clothing, open the door, and put one foot in front of the other moving forward. Simple. Well maybe not as simple as walking, but certainly not too far off.
Just as most of us crawl before we walk, we should walk before we jog, and jog before we run. It will aid in our longing to practice physical fitness if we take baby steps.
If we start by running, our muscles are going to scream at us after the first session and then we will probably quit. Start slow at shorter distances, building up not only your leg muscles but also your cardio vascular system. As they both get stronger increase your pace and distance. Running, jogging, and/or walking can become something that is physically and mentally therapeutic as well as an activity you love.
Yes we all remember these from freshman year. We hated them then and probably still hate them today, but they are an effective and efficient way to build muscles in our upper body.
As discussed with running, start with smaller numbers and work your way into higher numbers as you gain strength. You should not start with one hundred as a single repetition, again your muscles will scream at you and you will probably quit.
What if you have a bad back or other injury that prevents you from doing the old army style of push up? You can use a modified form of push-ups by leaning on the wall, on the kitchen counter, or wherever to do the push-up at an angle. As you grow stronger you may be able to work your way to using the floor as your starting point.
See the comments about freshman year and duplicate here.
Crunches again are something you can easily do and benefit from. The crunch, not the old sit-up, is much more effective in strengthening the abdominal muscles and your overall core muscle group. Start with a few and add some more everyday. You can even do these in the bed, but they are more effective when completed on a firmer surface.
These are some simple, but tried and true ways to build muscle without using weights. If you genuinely put in the effort, you will receive the benefit without breaking the bank.
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