There are so many exercises available to us now days that it’s hard to know which ones to choose. We all want a full body workout that will show real results real fast. Well today I want to talk about 5 exercises that will workout every major area that we want to strengthen. Be sure to stretch before working out to avoid injury.
The first exercise I want to talk about is an exercise called “Ski Shoots”. This is a full body workout that exercises your upper body including your shoulders (lats), chest, arms (biceps/triceps), lower back, upper back, abdominal structure/s and your legs. To begin this workout stand with your feet shoulder width apart and put your hands on your hips. Squat down and touch the floor, then throw your feet out to the left. Now bring your feet back up into starting position then sprawl back into push-up position. Immediately bring your feet back up to starting position and throw them out to the right. Now bring your legs back up and stand up into starting position. Do 5 to 7 sets with 10 to 15 repetitions in each set. This exercise is extreme and gives you an overall workout.
The second full body cardiovascular exercise I want to discuss is a combination of two exercises. The “Pelvic Jumping Jacks” and the “Elbow Drops” are two great exercises that actually workout all the major areas and muscles we are trying to get to. To begin this exercise start in push-up position with your feet spread apart. Now bring your feet together and immediately separate them again. Do this 5 to 10 times then with your feet spread apart drop your left elbow to the floor. Now drop your right elbow then push back up with your left hand and then with your right hand. Do this 5 to 10 times then start over with the pelvic jumping jacks. Do 5 to 7 sets of this exercise with 5 to 10 repetitions in each set. This exercise gives a serious workout to all of our upper body including our shoulders (lats), chest, arms (biceps/triceps), along with our abdominal structure/s, our back, lower back and our legs.
The third full body cardiovascular exercise is a simple weight pick up workout. To begin this exercise place a weight in front of you and stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Now squat down and pick up the weight. Stand back up bringing the weight up to your chest and pushing it out in front of you. Now immediately bring the weight back down to your chest then squat down setting the weight back down to its original position. Now stand back up into starting position. This exercise gives a serious workout to all of our major areas on our body including our legs, abdominal structures, chest, shoulders (lats), arms (biceps/triceps), back and lower back. Be sure to lift with your legs and not with your back.
The fourth full body cardiovascular exercise I want to discuss is a rope climbing workout. To begin this workout you are going to tie a rope to a tree. Now grabbing the rope with your hands and feet you are going to pull yourself up, then slide down and pull yourself up again. This exercise gives an extreme workout to your legs and your upper body including your arms (biceps/triceps), shoulders (lats), back, lower back, and abdominal structures. This is a basic workout but it shows real results if you are consistent to your exercise routine.
The fifth full body cardiovascular workout is another rope exercise that exercises all the major parts of your body. To begin this workout tie some rope from one tree to another. Make sure there is enough rope to go from one tree to the other and hang down to the floor on both sides. Now from one end climb the rope then make your way across the rope to the other tree. When you have made your way across, climb down and repeat. This is a serious cardiovascular workout that will exercise your upper body including your arms (biceps/triceps), shoulders (lats), chest, back, lower back, abdominal structures and your legs.
Before I end this article I want to talk about another full body cardiovascular exercise that I can’t pull myself away from. Being a fan of boxing exercises I want to suggest a workout on a punching bag. I usually do a 30 minuet cycle that I break down into 5 to 10 minuet intervals. Because I don’t have the time to go to the gym I workout on my own at home. This punching bag provides a serious workout to my upper body including my chest, shoulders (lats), arms (biceps/triceps), back, lower back, abdominal structures and legs.