Get Out Of A Rut – Start With These 6 Resistance Exercises
Resistance training is one of the most important ways to bring “life” to our mental and physical well-being, but for some reason it is being neglected!
Resistance training is powerful medicine that takes the mind and body to a whole new level.
Resistance training improves our quality of life, so that we can gain and maintain our strength, muscle mass, and move well in daily activities.
Resistance training is super simple to introduce into our lifestyle. No gym is required. Minimal to zero equipment is necessary.
Resistance training is worth our time. One exercise or 6 exercises are effective for fitness and wellness gains.
There was a time that I stopped training cold turkey for 6 months straight. This comes from someone who went to the gym consistently. I did not have any good reason to stop, but I had excuses: “I don’t feel like it. I’m too tired. I don’t have time. I’m working all day. I have too much to do. I feel fat. I have no energy.”
I remember thinking that being stuck in this rut was not sustainable. Neglecting my body was bringing me down both physically and mentally.
I had to snap out of it…fast! I got “real” with myself. I changed my attitude, and this was my tough love talk with myself –>
- “Your excuses are lame. You have time to train for many good reasons.”
- “Training makes you feel terrific. You do feel like training.”
- “You don’t work all day. You do have time at some point.”
- “You’re creating unnecessary work for yourself. You really don’t have a lot to do.”
- “You are just not as fit as you want to be. You are not fat at all.”
- “You function just fine. You do have energy.”
I made the decision to get moving again. I came up with a plan, took on the challenge, and changed a few things in my lifestyle. I had times that I got off track, but I got back to it, because I knew that resistance training always brought me “life.”
I’d like to share with you my 6 Essential Exercises Guide that got me out of my rut. I want to help you too. These exercises are simple and effective especially for novice trainees. I still use these to this day.
To get started, simply pick 1 exercise or 6 exercises or any # in-between. Add exercises to your routine as you see fit. Let’s not worry about how many sets or repetitions to do. Do it in the allotted time. The point is to get moving again. When you have consistently moved for at least 6-8 weeks (to let yourself know how serious you are and to get to know the exercises), then I can help you set up a custom plan.
- Do 1 simple exercise -> hip hinges – takes 5 min
- Do 2 essential exercises -> hip hinges, body weight or goblet squats – takes 10 min
- Do 3 efficient exercises -> hip hinges, body weight or goblet squats, pushups or shoulder presses – takes 15 min
- Do 4 effective exercises -> hip hinges, body weight or goblet squats, pushups or shoulder presses, back rows – takes 20 min
- Do 5 challenging exercises -> hip hinges, body weight or goblet squats, pushups, back rows, shoulder presses – takes 25 min
- Do 6 worthwhile exercises -> hip hinges, body weight or goblet squats, pushups, back rows, shoulder presses, loaded carries – takes 30 min
You can download the 6 Essential Exercises Guide by clicking on the link. If you would like to jump right into a training routine with all these exercises included (or just to see how the exercises are performed), then you may download the program here: 4-Week Startup Circuit Strength Plan
If you ever have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me. I want to help you create a manageable and custom program (complimentary), so that you can begin your training routine now!