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Exercises for You Need to Be Doing – NOW!

Sep
7
2017

These exercises aren’t classics for nothing.

 

There can be plenty of reasons as to why you’re not performing certain exercises at home or at the gym. Maybe they’re not part of your training regimen or you simply do not know that they exist. Luckily for you, VPX Sports is here to share with you three exercises you need to start doing, if you aren’t already!

 

Squats

Squats are one of the best exercises for weight training that help to develop strength in your quadriceps, glutes, lower back, and abs. Squats activate a great handful of muscles in your body! You can start small, and work your way into heavier weight. With that being said, 12 squats performed with your body weight are deemed to be more effective than 12 squats with the bar and some added weight if you’re not doing them properly. It’s important to workout with proper form to avoiding hurting yourself.

 

Burpees

Burpees are intense – and that’s without question. But isn’t intense what we want?! Burpees hit almost every muscle group and definitely make you sweat.

1. Start in a standing position.
2. Drop into a squat position with your hands on the ground.
3. Kick your feet back, placing your body into the plank position.
4. Jump your feet back into the squat position in step 2.
5. Jump up from the squat position with your arms reaching high.

You can make this exercise even more intense by adding a push-up after step 3. Don’t get upset when you feel fatigued so quickly – burpees use a ton of energy.

 

Deadlifts

Deadlifts improve strength and power the production in your hips, which are the prime movers of your legs! The major muscles involved in deadlift exercises include the hamstrings, glutes, lower back, traps, and quads. However, this exercise can cause injury if not done properly. It’s important to maintain a flat back for the entire movement, and let the bar graze your legs as you bend over and then rise back up.