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No rains can dampen your workout
Rains bring a sense of relief after the scorching sunny heat. But for walk/jog lovers, it can be a great disappointment when they see heavy showers pouring down, especially when they are all geared up for their workout. The gloomy weather adds to the laziness forcing you to miss your regime and get into your quilt. The gym suddenly seems miles away, even though it's a floor below.
So does this mean you have to give a toss to your workout regime? Of course not. All you have to do is shift your outdoor workouts indoor. So how can you go about it?
Check it out....
A 45 minutes√Ę‚¨‚1 hour workout is a must
Warm up: You can start your warm up with basic stretches of the neck, head, shoulder, arms and legs followed by 5 minutes of spot jogging,
Cardio: After warming up, you can do a 15-minute rigorous cardio workout to get your heartbeat up and start your fat burning process. You can opt for skipping, stair climbing, hopping, jumping jacks etc. You can do any 1 or choose a combination of any of the above.
Strength: After a good cardio spree, you need to strengthen your muscles for toning the body and preventing joints from injury. You can do a combination of 20 squats + 20 lunges (each leg) + 20 push ups. You repeat this set 2-4 times as per your capacity.
Abs: Start with a plank position for 30 seconds and repeat it again. Then lie down on your back and do 20 crunches + 20 reverse crunches + 20 alternate leg raises. Repeat this set 2 times.
Cool down: Do 5 minutes of full-body stretches and relax.
This kind of regime gives an overall body workout including all the components like strength, cardio, stretches.
If you want to do a fun workout, you can just play music and dance like no one is watching you. You can also purchase workout DVDs available in the market to assist you with aerobics, dance or Zumba - all at your humble abode. If nothing else works out, there's always music channels and your favorite hip-hop music videos!
So now the rains cannot damper your exercising spirit!!