Have you been mulling over getting fit but don’t know where to start? Here’s the go sign you’ve been waiting for. You may feel daunted about the idea of starting your fitness journey, but while the road may be tough, your first step need not be grand. In short, you only need a few little moves or drills to try out in order to get you moving toward the right direction.
Before you embark on your fitness journey, make sure that you seek expert advice. If you’re the type to want to train with a squad, then start booking a session of Nike+ Training Club Live. To accompany your journey, the Nike+ Training Club App is a good place to start. With over 100 workouts formulated by Nike trainers, you’re sure to get fitter, faster and stronger in no time.
So whether you’re someone who has never worked out in their entire life or someone who has fallen off the track but is ready to get back to work, there are a ton of ways you can get your fitness fix with the help of the NTC App. Here are only a few of the movements and drills you can start with.
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Get your quads worked up with squats. The squat not only works to tone your backside and legs, it also trains your mobility and balance. Go one step further by doing a jump squat, which is a variation of the traditional squat. Here’s how: do a regular squat, but instead of standing up, do a jump.
Left: Screenshot from Nike Training Club App, Right: Photo from chardeocareza
Give yourself a burst of cardio by doing the mountain climbers. This exercise move targets your quads and calves and gets your heart rate up. Start with a plank position by getting down on your hands and feet. Pull up your knee toward your torso and return it to the original position. Repeat the movement with the other knee.
Quick Feet Forward And Back
If you’re still lacking in motivation, perhaps working out with a friend might do the trick. Try the Quick Feet Forward and Back move when you get together for a workout sesh. This movement tones your lower body, and works up your quads, hips and plantar flexors. Aside from that, it also doubles as a good cardio workout. Start by standing straight with feet slightly wider than shoulder width and alternate moving your feet up.