With every New Year, comes a set of resolutions that most of us make. Majority of them have fitness as one of their priority in the list of resolutions and as time flies hardly any remain focused on the resolutions they have made. But if a little thought is given on setting resolutions then may be many of them will be able to stick to their resolutions. Therefore if one sets clear goals, it will be easier for them to focus on it and achieve their target. The resolution may be to lose weight, improve fitness level etc., but by setting the right goals it will be easier to understand priorities, keep track of the progress and achieve what was planned.
Given below are 5 fitness goals that can be attained easily.
1. 10 pull-ups:
Pull-up is a very good exercise for improving the strength of the upper body. In this exercise one must hold onto a rod and pull themselves up in such a way that their chin reaches over the bar. If one is already able to easily do 10 pull-ups then they can increase the target to 15-20 pull-ups or add some weight using a weighted vest for few reps. And for women, if 10 is not achievable in the beginning, one can start with 1 – 3 pull-ups.
2. 50 push-ups:
Push-ups are another good form of exercise for upper body pushing strength and stability. Try and do 50 push-ups in a perfect military position by keeping the hands slightly wider than the shoulder. This position requires immense strength and muscular endurance. The more one loses weight by working out, the easier it will be to do 50 push-ups. Women can first start with 10 reps in military style but ensure the body position is correct and gradually increase to 15-20 reps.
3. 50 Squats:
A squat is a very good workout and it focuses on the thigh, hips and buttocks. Try and start with basic 50 squats and gradually introduce some variations in the squats. For those who are not able to start with 50 at least try and do 25 -30 squats daily.
4. 30 Lunges:
This is again a lower body workout focusing on the thighs and buttocks and it can be done with or without weights. One can introduce some variations in this form of exercise once 30 lunges can be comfortable done.
Walking or running is the most simplest and effective exercises for warming up of the body. Try and do a brisk walk of at least 30 minutes daily, the more you walk or jog the better for your overall health.