Quick, guys, what will two cents and a workout give you? Since the monetary investment will never break the bank, the follow-up is the meat of the equation. As a matter of fact, keep your two cents. They add up, you know, and if during every workout session, you keep two cents in your pocket, you will soon need another pocket. But let’s not celebrate just yet. Although the monetary investment is easy to bear, your time and dedication to the routine will cost some investment, but even then, the investment will offer a worthwhile benefit in about five weeks. Then you may celebrate.
A man’s man’s workout plan must challenge body and soul. There are plenty of routines designed to bulk you up, make you lean and mean, target specific body areas or replace fat with muscle. And there are routines that will require moderate to significant to exotic investment in workout machines down to easily expensed dumbbells and kettlebells.
A Man’s Man’s Two-Cent Workout Plan
Let’s concentrate on routines that actually cost two cents or less. The expense in time is not any more or less than would be devoted to the machines. You can be just about anywhere, dressed as comfortably as you wish. Devote thirty minutes per day, three to four alternating days per week. The following suggestions will increase your heart rate – these are aerobic in nature and will quickly get your heart beating at the rate which will challenge it to work safely but effectively – and burn the hiding calories uselessly lodged in and around muscle tissue. If you are overweight to any degree, it is suggested that you first consult with your physician to accurately assess your weight, heart rate, blood pressure and breathing rate and condition just to be sure you are up to your planned exercise routine. This is supposed to improve your life, not put it at risk.
Alternate the sequence of routines day to day, but do all three routines during a complete session. Rest one day between workout sessions. Ready?
Push-ups with an optional wrinkle: you know the regular routine. Lay prone on the ground, face down, hands flat on the ground beneath your shoulders, legs straight with feet resting on toes. Push up until arms are straight, and then lower your body to the ground. Repeat as often as you can for ten minutes, or alternate to the wrinkle in five minutes.
The wrinkle: rotate your body right or left along the body axis so that one hand is flat on the ground with arm straight. Hold the other arm straight up into the air. Now lower your body, bending just at the elbow until your flat hand and shoulder just meet. Repeat as many reps as you can over three minutes. Turn, place your other hand flat on the ground and repeat for three minutes.
Next routine: sit-ups. Lie flat on the ground on your back with your hands tucked beneath your head and your legs either flat or tucked up with your feet near your butt. Sit straight up using your abdominals, not by pulling your head with your arms. Fall back under control by the abdominals to the ground and repeat for ten minutes.
Next routine: squats. Stand straight, arms at your sides. Step forward with one leg and, keeping your upper body straight, bend down on that leg until the thigh is perpendicular with the ground and the other knee almost touches the ground. Push back to a standing position using the forward leg, then repeat the routine with the other leg stepped forward. Repeat for ten minutes.
Valerie Johnston is a health and fitness writer located in East Texas. With ambitions of one day running a marathon, writing for Healthline.com ensures she keeps up-to-date on all of the latest health and fitness news.
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