When you look at 50 Cent you know without a doubt that the guy is physically fit. People have shoveled out thousands of dollars for gym memberships to get his body. But in truth some of the best workouts are free. There are many exercises that can be done at home without any expensive equipment. If you want to look great, have lots of energy and sleep well at night then try these exercise routines.
Here are two types that are fairly simple.
Abdominals are perhaps the easiest muscles to work without any sort of equipment. All you really need is the floor and your body. There are the obvious crunches and sit-ups, but these only work the upper abs. It is also important to strengthen the lower abs and obliques.
For lower abs, leg lifts are an easy thing to do. Just lay on the floor with your legs in the air perpendicular to your body, with your hands under your buttocks for stability. Slowly lower your legs as close to the ground as you can without touching it, then bring them back up to the perpendicular position.
This is also a great leg workout if you keep them straight the whole time, which forces you to flex your quadriceps. To work your oblique’s sit up and bring your knees into your chest, with your calves parallel to the floor. Now twist back and forth, touching both hands to the floor on the side that you are twisting toward each time. Leaning back and bringing your knees farther away from your body will make this exercise more difficult.
Arms and Legs
Arms are fairly simple to strengthen at home, because doing a variety of pushups will work different muscles in your arms. Beyond the basic pushup, there is the diamond pushup, which is more difficult than a regular one.
To do this, in the basic pushup position, bring your index fingers and thumbs together, forming the shape of a diamond. This will put more of your weight on a smaller area, forcing your muscles to work harder. To work your triceps more than your biceps, a crab pushup is ideal.
Remember the crabwalk from elementary school? Get into that position. Just in case you don’t, it is basically squatting then putting your hands behind you and your heels down, so that your arms are supporting your weight. Do the normal push up motion in this position, and soon the back of your arms will be burning. For a total arm workout that gets your shoulders too, do arm circles. You may feel silly at first but do it long enough and you will be very sore the next day.