How to tone your overall body the right way at home?

How to tone your overall body the right way at home?

By Mrunal Nikam / 30 Jan 2023

Losing weight at home is no longer a dream. It’s considered to be one of the best and fastest ways to lose weight. In this day and age, more and more people are opting for buying fitness equipment at home. Whether it be for weight loss, muscle building, or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

The most popular fitness equipment like treadmills, exercise bikes, and cross fit are now becoming a part of every household. Most people opt for fitness equipment at home due to convenience, consistency & comfort, so that they can achieve their fitness goals in the comfort of their home.

Having fitness equipment like a treadmill at home is convenient for anyone who is busy or for someone who finds it difficult to have the motivation to exercise. Many people pay thousands of bucks for working out at a gym or other fitness centers realizing only later how inconvenient it can be. Many gyms in India are crowded, lack proper hygiene, and are not well maintained.

Fitness equipment at home is a convenient alternative. It costs more than a gym membership but in the long run, it is more cost-effective than a gym membership. It also gives you control over hygiene, it’s isolated and requires less maintenance.

Another big problem with exercising outdoors is consistency. With the increasing traffic, pollution, and airborne diseases it is becoming difficult to work out consistently outdoors. When you have 

fitness equipment at home, it cuts down travel time, saves you from harsh pollutants, and reduces the risk of contracting diseases.

Running on uneven surfaces or working out in crowded gyms adds to the discomfort of exercising outdoors. With indoor fitness equipment like a treadmill or an exercise bike, you can shed those kilos with utmost comfort.

Now that we’ve seen how much more convenient and comfortable it is to work out indoors, let’s shed some light on losing body weight, especially toning down your lower body at home.

The lower part of our body contains quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. These muscles are the foundation for our weight loss journey. Regular workout of these 4 crucial lower body muscles is important to maintain balance, improve posture & increase the endurance of your body. Ironically, these are often the least exercised muscles.

Everyone focuses only on upper-body workouts. Even when we envision a bodybuilder we only see the upper body muscles like abs, chest, and biceps. But, the lower body is just as important if not even more important than upper body workouts. 

Most people think lower body workouts are unimportant. Some people know their importance but find it hard to exercise. So, here we are presenting some simple lower-body workouts that can be done in the comfort of your home. These exercises will help you lose weight and also tone your lower body muscles.

1) Cycling

Riding a stationary bike at home helps you work your lower body muscles. It helps you build strength in your lower body, tone your leg muscles and improve your endurance. The pedaling action on a stationary exercise bike helps strengthen your calves, hamstrings, and quadriceps.

Cycling on a stationary bike is also very effective in burning calories and reducing your weight. The best part about using an exercise bike is that it doesn’t put a lot of strain on your joints. It offers excellent aerobic exercise which is good for your heart, lungs, and muscles. 

When you pedal on an exercise bike using higher resistance, it helps you strengthen your core muscles, glutes, calves, and hamstrings. With higher resistance on an exercise bike, you get to put in more effort and as a result, you lose weight faster while building your lower body.

This fitness equipment is also cost-effective, energy efficient, and an excellent way to lose body fat along with toning your lower body. 

2) Jumping rope

We used to have jumping ropes as a toy when we were kids. It was a fun game and many of us lost touch with a jumping rope. If you haven’t picked up a jumping rope since you were a kid, then you are in for a surprise. Jumping rope for just 10 minutes a day can help you burn 150 calories.

A jumping rope workout at home has the same intensity as a power walk or a run. It is the most budget-friendly and fun way to lose weight and also tones your lower body.

A jumping rope engages muscles, bones, and joints all over the body. But, it primarily has its effect on the lower body. It is an excellent way to build leg strength and work your glutes. It is a great aerobic exercise that also puts pressure on your calves. It improves flexibility and builds strength in both the upper and lower body. 

3) Treadmill

Running or walking on a treadmill strengthens your leg muscles like the quadriceps, calves, glutes, and hamstrings. You have lots of control on a treadmill to increase your speed or set the mode on an incline to work your lower body muscles more. 

Treadmills are also very well suited for high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts. Science shows that HIIT workouts are excellent for losing weight, improving heart function, and reducing body weight in a very short period.

A treadmill is yet another fitness equipment that reduces weight while strengthening your leg muscles.

4) Elliptical / Cross trainer
An elliptical fitness machine offers a low-intensity workout at home. It is safe for your joints and bones. It reduces the risk of injury while providing a great workout for losing weight and toning your lower body.

An elliptical/cross trainer strengthens the muscles in your lower body, including your glutes, hip flexors, quadriceps, and calves.

It is a must-have equipment for lower body fitness and losing weight at home without any risk of injury. It takes some time to get used to it, but once you get the hang of it, it’s difficult to let go. 

5) Other leg exercises

To strengthen your legs, it’s also important to add squats and lunges at home on a mat. Adding these simple exercises can help you build and tone your lower body muscles. They also reduce injuries.

Thank you for reading the article, we hope this article has added some value to you. Check out more products that can help you get a better workout at home.