Starting a new workout regime after a break can be rather intimidating. But jumping on the exercise bandwagon when you’ve never really worked out before? That’s a whole different ball game! But the thing is, everyone has to start somewhere — and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start your fitness journey.
Obviously, it helps if you can have a few sessions with a personal trainer to talk you through the basics. But if you don’t have the budget for one, don’t stress! We asked one of the best — Ben Lucas, owner and director of Flow Athletic in Sydney’s Paddington — to share a full-body workout for beginners.
Below, he’s compiled seven moves that’ll ease you into exercise. They require no equipment and you can do them from the comfort of your own home before venturing into the gym.
Lie on your back and place your feet bent in front of you so they are directly under your knees, that way when you fully extend into the lift, your knees make a 90-degree angle with the ground. Your neck should always remain neutral.
Place your hands on top of your hips. Squeeze your glutes as you push your hips to the sky. The endpoint of the movement is where your hips and knees are in a line.
Inhale as you lower your hips back to start position. Do 4 sets of 20 reps for 1 second each.