Women Fitness

Women Fitness

Women are more conscious of their body image than ever before. As a result, the fitness industry has exploded with new classes, programs, and products marketed to women. Women-specific fitness programs focus on improving stamina, strength, or appearance by creating workouts that suit a woman’s biology. Women-focused gyms like Planet Fitness and Curves have thrived in response to this demand for women-focused facilities. However, women are including fitness into their daily routine by integrating it into their homes or office. Here are some ideas for how to use your surroundings to get in a workout wherever possible.>

 

 

Desk Exercises

With a desk job, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of routine, repetitive movements that could be harmful to your health. Try mixing up your daily routine with these desk exercises to counteract this. A wall seat works your glutes and quads while building your core strength. Sit up against a wall, with your back pressed against the surface, and slide your feet before you while bending your knees at a 90-degree angle. Hold this position for as long as possible, preferably for 30 seconds or more. A bridge is an excellent lower back and glute strengthener. With your feet on the floor and knees bent, lift your hips off the floor until your back is straight. Hold for 10-15 seconds, then lower to the start position and repeat for 5-10 reps. An overhead stretch can reduce or eliminate desk-related stiffness and is especially beneficial if you spend a lot of time typing. Sit or stand upright with your arms by your side. Hold your shoulders and back, and lift your elbows as high as possible until you feel a stretch in your upper back and shoulders. Hold for 15-30 seconds and repeat 3-5 times.

 

Bodyweight squats

Squats strengthen your lower body, particularly your thighs and glutes, while improving your balance and core strength. Perform the squat by standing with your feet hip-width apart, and your toes pointed forwards. Hold your arms at your sides and lower yourself until your thighs parallel the ground. Then, push back up through your heels to return to the start position. Aim to do ten squats, holding each rep for 2-3 seconds at the bottom of the movement. If you’re new to squats or find them too difficult to perform, try elevating your heels on a low step. Elevating your heels reduces the amount of pressure on your knees.

 

T-pushup or triceps dip

Pushups are a classic bodyweight exercise that works your whole body. However, by varying the position of your hands, you can isolate different muscle groups. For this variation, place your hands together with your fingers pointed toward your body. This position works your triceps while also developing core strength. Next, perform the triceps dip by lowering your body until your arms are parallel to the ground. Then, slowly push yourself back up to the starting position. Repeat for 8-10 reps, 2-3 times.

 

Chair pushup or triceps extension

Perform this exercise by placing both hands on your chair seat and leaning forward until your upper body is parallel to the ground. As with the triceps dip, this position works your triceps. A chair pushup also works with your core muscles. To perform the chair pushup, place both hands on your chair seat, lift one foot off the ground behind you, and slowly lower yourself towards the center until your upper body is parallel to the floor. Then, push yourself back up to the start position. Repeat for 5-10 reps, 2-3 times.

 

Wall squat or wall sit

Wall squats and wall sits are great exercises for strengthening your lower body, particularly hamstrings, glutes, and quads. They also help improve your balance and core strength. Wall squats work the same muscles as standard squats but place less pressure on your knees. To perform a wall squat, stand with your back against a wall and your feet a couple of feet away. Lower yourself down until your thighs are parallel to the ground. Then, push yourself back up to the start position. Repeat for ten reps, holding each agent for 2-3 seconds at the bottom of the movement. Wall sits another variation of squats, but they also build up your core strength. To perform a wall, sit with your back against a wall and hold that position if you can. Repeat for 10-15 seconds, 2-3 times.

 

Conclusion

As women become more active, the fitness industry is flooded with new gear, classes, and products. This increase in activity is a significant trend as it allows women to take advantage of tailored programs that consider the biological differences between men and women. Therefore, when designing a workout routine, it’s essential to understand the differences between men and women and what their bodies respond to best. This information can help you create a more effective routine to help you reach your fitness goals while avoiding injuries.

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