Low Impact Workout For Big People
Being big does not mean that you have to give up on exercise altogether. Increasing your fitness levels through exercise is a great way to lose weight and tone your body. Watch this great video for advice on a low impact workout for big people.
Step 1: You will need
- Comfortable clothing
- adjustable bench or chair
Step 2: Exercise 1, Alternate squat thrusts
Step 3: Start position
Start by holding onto a bench or chair with your hands shoulder width apart and elbows slightly bent. Take one foot straight backwards then adjust it to shoulder width apart and bend your knees.
Step 4: The movement
Jump one foot out behind you whilst bringing the other close to the bench. Keep all the weight distributed on the balls of the feet, the knees bent and heels off the floor.
Copy the action doing the same movement and alternating the legs.
Step 5: Breathing
For this exercise, whilst you do the first movement you need to breathe in through your nose.
And then when you change legs, you need to breathe out through your mouth.
Step 6: Review
You should perform this exercise for 10 repetitions, if you can.
Step 7: Exercise 2, Side squats
Step 8: Start position
Stand up with your feet shoulder width apart. Have your knees bent and hands together.
Step 9: The movement
Step out to a wider position and squat straight downwards, bringing your hands down to touch the tops of your thighs.
Reverse this action by coming back to the start position.
Repeat the first movement on the other side.
Make sure you move wide enough so that your knees fall straight over your toes when squatting down.
Step 10: Breathing
When you move towards the start position you need to breathe in through your nose.
And then when you move wide and down to the squat position, you need to breathe out through your mouth.
Step 11: Review
Once you are familiar with movements, do 10 repetitions of the exercise, if you can.
Step 12: Exercise 3, Heel touches
Step 13: Start position
For this exercise, stand with your feet wider than shoulder width apart with your knees slightly bent and arms by your sides.
Step 14: The movement
Lean over onto one leg keeping the knee bent and raise the opposite foot off the floor bringing the heel up towards your backside and your hand down to the side of your foot. Return to the start position and repeat the action on the other side.
Step 15: Breathing
For this exercise, whilst you move to one side you need to breathe in through your nose.
And then when you move to the other side, you need to breathe out through your mouth.
Step 16: Review
You should perform this exercise for 10 repetitions if you can to complete the workout.