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Easy Workout Moves To Kickstart Your Fitness Journey

Your start to something more

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.


Knee Hugs




Left: Screenshot from Nike+ Training Club App, Right: Photo from fayebalogo


A good workout session starts with a good stretch. Knee hugs stretch the muscles in your lower body but also prepares your core. To start, just stand straight. Lift one knee at a time and alternate the movement. To get maximum results, also make sure that you use the right type of workout tights.


Dumbbell Lunges


Ever heard of the gym joke “Don’t forget about leg day?” Well, it’s true. When you work out, you want to make sure that all parts of your body are given attention. Tone your lower body by doing dumbbell lunges. To do this, stand tall with your hands holding dumbbells at your side. Take a step forward and lower your hips until your knee is levelled with your ankle. Make sure that your arms remain in position. Do the same for the other leg.

Squats



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.


Mountain Climbers




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. 


(Cover photo from: fayebalogo)


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These moves will get you into the groove of working out in no time, so start downloading the Nike+ Training Club App for iOS and Android now. Train with your community by booking a session of Nike+ Training Club Live. Find out more here.