When it comes to lifting or working out in general, it’s never too late to start. What you should do is master the bare basics before trying to pull off dragon flags or one handed deadlifts.
What’s the first thing you learn in math class, is it square roots and trigonometry? No, first you learn the basics – the 1+1s and then gradually learn the other boring and life-scarring stuff.
With that in mind, we are going to cover some of the most basic workouts you need to master before moving on to more complicated and demanding exercises.
Let’s start things off with a couple of bodyweight only exercises that require zero equipment; just some space to workout.
You gotta work the legs; no point in building a house if you don’t have a strong foundation. This one is very simple to execute, but it does require some technique for a better effect.
Your stance should be about shoulder width and your feet should be pointing slightly outward. Keep your arms either in front of you, or behind your head with your fingers interlocked. Be sure to keep your knees from going over your toes while squatting.
Now it’s time for the best part of every workout – doing arms and chest.
Push ups are great for building upper-body strength and chest muscles. Though being very easy to perform, they too require good form. To do a proper push up, you need to keep your elbows close to your body. Your arms don’t have to be glued to your ribs, just don’t flare them out.
Keep your back straight and your core tight. Focus on the movement of your arms and try getting a full range of motion.
You gotta hit the abs, right? This exercise has been getting a bad rap recently, with the argument being that they are “bad for your back.”
However, if you keep your form in check and don’t use your ego to workout, it’s a very bare basics ab workout. Lay on the floor or a fitness mat with your hands behind your head and knees slightly bent. Keep straight back and raise your upper torso towards your knees.