Mens Fitness

There are many workout routines for men that can be performed at home. It is not mandatory to join a gym in order to keep oneself fit. The stretching and bodybuilding exercises done at home would prove to be equally effective, if proper care is taken while performing them.

Mens Fitness Workouts

Deadlift
It is a weight lifting exercise performed with the help of a barbell that is placed in front. It is a good exercise in order to stretch the back and thighs. A hip-width distance should be maintained between the feet while in a standing position, to perform this exercise. One should first squat down and hold the barbell with an overhand grip outside the knees. While one lifts the barbell, the pressure should be put on the feet, especially the heels. The hips and knees should be extended while the bar is being lifted. The process of lifting the bar should be continued till the standing position is reached. While keeping the weight back to its original position, the same process mentioned above should be carried out, but in a reverse order.

Body Weight Squats
Body weight squats are performed to exercise the muscles of legs and thighs, especially the hamstring, quads and glutes. Before one starts the exercise, the body should be positioned in a manner that the legs be placed at shoulder-width. The squat should be performed by bending both the knees at 90 degrees. The lower back should be arched and the body should be positioned in a manner that resembles sitting in a chair. During the descent, i.e. lowering the body, care should be taken to see that the knees don’t bend past the toes. Once the body is lowered to the bottom position, it should be raised back to the original position by flexing the quads, glutes and hamstring muscles.

Side-to-Side Lunge
This exercise is performed in order to strengthen the leg muscles. One should first stand with a shoulder-width distance between the feet, place the hands on the hips and keep the torso in an erect position. The right leg should be lifted and placed sideways, as far away as possible from the body. The knees should be bent at an angle of 90 degrees. The left leg should not be moved in the whole process. The right leg should be brought back to its original position by flexing the thigh muscles.

Push-Ups
The push-up exercise is one of the common type of different workouts to do at home. It helps in strengthening the chest muscles. To perform this exercise, one should place the palms on the floor at a distance of shoulder-width from each other. The toes need to be kept together and the arms should be extended. The chest should be lowered until it touches the floor and then lifted back to the original position. While one performs this exercise, the chest muscles should be stretched while the body is lowered and flexed when it is raised to the original position.

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