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The Best Workout Routine For Beginners

Whether you’re keen to buff up or shred down a bit, preparing for a marathon, or you just want to have more energy to keep up with your kids, any reason is a good reason to begin working out. Regular exercise or a regular workout routine has so many benefits for your body. So whatever the ‘why’ is behind your desire to work out, just be consistent with your routine and get plenty of rest to see the best results.

But if you’re new to working out or trying to get back into the workout groove after taking a break, figuring out what to work out and how can be a little tough. So, because Shield has always got you covered, we’ve come up with some top tips so that even if you’re a beginner, you can work out with the confidence of a pro. So read on as we discuss the best workout routine for beginners.

The basics of a good workout routine for beginners

When starting out in the world of working out, it’s normal to wonder, ‘Do I need to go to the gym when I begin working out?’ The answer, though, applies to everyone from beginners to intermediate to pros - when it comes to working out, bodyweight exercises are your best friend because you can work out wherever you like. You can stop stressing about securing a gym membership so you can use their equipment because with bodyweight exercises all you need is your body to get those gains.

If there was ever a question about what is the best workout routine for beginners, bodyweight exercises would have to be top of the list. This is because they are an excellent way, for beginners and professionals alike, to build strength without having to use gym equipment. So, let’s get you going with 4 bodyweight exercises for a good workout routine for beginners.

Bodyweight workout routine for beginners

As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to working out it’s no different. To get the most out of your routine you should incorporate a variety of exercises so that you can ensure your whole body gets a workout. So here are 4 bodyweight exercises you can try for an effective beginner workout routine:

1. Squats

Start by standing with your feet a bit wider than shoulder-width apart. Bend at the knees and lower yourself down as far as you can (ideally until your thighs are at least parallel to the floor) while keeping your chest upright. Then push down through your heels to return to standing position.

2. Push-Ups

Begin on the floor and place your hands shoulder-width apart on an elevated surface, supporting your body weight on your hands. Then bend your elbows and lower your torso as far as you can without touching the floor, remembering to keep your body straight at all times – no bends. Then, raise yourself back up to starting position.

3. Burpees

Start in the push-up position. Bring your knees up to your chest and jump up explosively, keeping your core engaged. Jump as high as you can while lifting your arms overhead. Land and come back down into the push-up position.

4. Jumping Jacks

Start by standing with your legs together and your arms at your side. Jump up and spread your feet shoulder length apart, while also bringing your arms up to touch above your head. Then land in the starting position.

For an effective workout routine, try and do as many reps of each exercise as you can for 2 minutes, resting for 1 minute after the first 2 exercises and then resting for another minute at the end. This will give you a quick 10-minute workout session that doesn’t compromise on the burn. While you’re breaking a sweat as you get your bodyweight exercises in, make sure you have Shield’s Germ Defence handy to keep you dry and smelling fresh while you work out.

Shield’s Germ Defence is specially formulated with next-gen MotionSense technology that’s activated by movement, so the more you work out, the more it works to protect you from sweat and odour. So for the best sweat and odour control, trust Shield Men Invisible Germ Defence Antiperspirant Roll-On for guys and Shield Women Invisible Germ Defence Antiperspirant Roll-On for ladies for 72-hour sweat and odour protection. So even if you’re a beginner, workout with the confidence of a pro with Shield because it won’t let you down.