Is lazy exercise always an oxymoron?
April 5, 2012 2:24 PM Subscribe
Recommend some quick exercises that I won't get bored of and can do at home.
posted by krakenattack to health & fitness (16 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
I am lazy. Besides fitness classes my parents forced me to enroll in when I was young, I've never had anything remotely resembling an exercise routine. I've tried and failed many times, and I just don't know what to do anymore.
I don't need to lose weight, I just want my arms (and thighs) to be less squishy and shapeless. I have a small apartment, a set of 5lb weights, and a set of 25lb weights. What are some exercises I can do in, say, less than 20 minutes, that will eventually result in better definition (or whatever, not hip to the workout lingo, sorry)? Also, about how long will it take before I'll start seeing results? This probably sounds like an absurd question but I do better with measurable progress, and any kind of estimate is appreciated.
I've read conflicting information regarding which weights to go with - for example, is it better if I do 5 reps of the heavy ones, or 25 of the lighter? I can barely lift the heavy ones so this could be a moot point.
How often should I be doing this? I think I've seen it recommended to skip a day to let your muscles heal, but it's not like I'm going to be doing intensive workouts, so is that necessary? I think if it were an every day thing I could more easily turn it into a routine.