Getting back into shape after an injury can be such a journey. It can be frustrating especially if you were the kind of person who had a great body but the injury made it hard for you to keep exercising. You can’t wait to get back out there and get that body back.
There is a lot out there on the internet. However, you need to bear in mind that you had an injury. So whatever it is you choose to do, you need to start slow. Don’t go full on. Be patient with that body of yours as you might reinjure yourself.
So before you even begin, talk to your doctor about it so that he can give your an OK after he or she examines you. Make sure that the pain or any swelling is completely gone too.
4 exercises to do when getting back into shape
1. Walking or light jogging
The good thing about walking is that it is great especially for burning fat. At the same time, you get to enjoy the scenery around you as you walk. This can be very relaxing for your mind and soul.
If its a rainy day, you could go to a gym and use the treadmill or use one at home if you have one. Put on some music you love and burn that fat in a fun way. Who said workouts need to be boring.
If you want fast results, take a 20-minute brisk walks at least thrice a week. You can then build this up to some light jogging as your body gets better at it.
2. Try Zumba
Zumba is one of the greatest workouts there is. Dancing is fun. You get to sweat and burn that fat as you shake that booty. Dancing is very great because besides burning the fat, it gets you into shape. Its a total workout.
The music varies. It can be slow or fast. Depending on the injury you had, you can pick out music that works for you. Listen to your body. If it’s too fast, take it easy. If there are no Zumba classes near you, you can buy a video and do the dancing at home. How convenient is that?
You can do this even when seated. Standing is better though. You can do front dumbbell lifts or side ones. This helps with building muscles. The secret is to do 3 sets of at least 10 reps. Plus you can incorporate them into your walking routine.
4. Ab workouts
Situps. Leg ups. Crunches. Twists. Now that you have been burning that fat walking, consider shaping up those abs.
Getting back into shape should involve every part of your body. Never forget those abs.