5 Key Daily Winter Workout Routine Exercises for Men

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Among the goals that lead someone to practice sports, having a better appearance is one of the most common. But, being healthy and keeping our bodies in great condition are the real priorities. Working out is an infallible and natural way of being in good shape to look our best, as well as eating a proper diet. That is why every person must consider exercising every day in the most suitable proportion for their body and age. Style Konsult offers a 5 key daily winter workout routine exercises for men to do in order to prevent being ill and to keep looking handsome.

 

Nowadays, there are more people exercising than at any other time in history thanks to a boom in fitness centers and social media. Yet, there are more obese, sedentary people and more diseases than at any other point in human history. Sticking to a normal exercising routine can get boring, and sometimes useless. By following our advice, your custom-tailored clothes will suit you perfectly. It is time for you to be fitter than ever and get back on track after the Holidays with these exercises:

 

1. Squats

 

A man doing squats at the gym

 

Squats are versatile and you can do them without equipment. The most important thing is to do them correctly. Stand tall with your feet about hip-width apart and keep your shoulders relaxed. Also, look forward and keep your neck aligned with your spine and your arms straight in front of you or across your hips. Slowly squat down as if you were about to take a seat, keeping your heels flat on the floor and your torso upright. Your goal is to do eight to twelve repetitions. This exercise is complete since it stimulates the cardiovascular system and helps to burn more fat.

 

2. Lunges

 

 

A man doing lunges

 

The purpose of lunges is to make you develop agility and physical strength and to be able to have complete control of your body. Lunges are performed without additional weight, but there are variations where you may use dumbbells or a barbell (not recommended for beginners). 

 

Lay your back and legs straight with your arms extended at your sides. Then, move forward with one foot keeping your eyes straight ahead and your trunk also straight. Make sure that your back knee touches the ground. Gluteal strength is used to bring the rear leg forward. It is important not to stop at each step, but to move continuously. If you want to challenge yourself, add a weighted bicep curl to the exercise. Repeat this eight to twelve times in each series.

 

3. Cardio

 

A man doing cardio at the gym

 

To sweat for 20 to 40 minutes on the treadmill or elliptical may be the only type of cardio you are familiar with, but it will not necessarily have an impact on your metabolic rate or the pace in which you burn calories. Therefore, consider doing an anaerobic exercise like running or jumping. Those kinds of exercises will elevate your workout to a more intense level and boost your metabolism in the process.

 

4. Yoga

 

A man doing yoga

 

There are many types of yoga: physical, philosophical or restorative. Choosing one or the other will depend on many things, but especially on what you are looking for at that specific moment in your life. The ideal is to practice this half-sport, half-meditative discipline between two and four times a week, depending on your availability. Traditionally, it was practiced on an empty stomach in the morning and there are still people who do it, but it is not essential to do it that way.

 

Take deep breaths when practicing yoga. During intense workouts, your breathing slows down instead of speeding up like it would during a vigorous cardio routine. Yoga helps you to stretch the tense muscles and the ones you do not use. That is important because being more flexible prevents you from suffering back problems, tightness and muscle tears.

 

5. Planks

 

A man doing a plank

 

The plank is a very complete exercise because, by keeping our whole body in tension, many muscles are strengthened at the same time: the abdominals, the buttocks, the legs, the back and the chest. It is clear that you either love it or hate it, but this exercise will strengthen your core. Planks are great for spinal stability and back pain. 

 

Get close to the ground as if you were going to do a push-up, with your elbows bent at 90 degrees and both forearms resting on the ground. Keep your body in a straight line from the top of your head to the tips of your heels. Cup your wrists if they hurt from pressure. Start doing the exercise for as much time as you can, then try to lengthen the time every day.

 

WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME TO EXERCISE?

 

The World Health Organization recommends spending at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic physical activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic physical activity each week. Therefore, we advise you to work out 30 minutes a day/5 days a week.

 

Aerobic activity should be practiced in sessions of at least 10 minutes. In order to obtain even greater health benefits, the duration of exercise can be increased to up to 300 minutes per week if it is moderate aerobic physical activity, and up to 150 minutes per week if it is intense aerobic physical activity. For added benefits, just exercise 60 minutes a day for 5 days a week.

 

WHICH BENEFITS DO YOU GET FROM WORKING OUT DAILY?

 

1. Reduce the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes or some types of cancer. 

 

2. Improve bone and functional health. In this way, diseases such as sarcopenia or osteoporosis can be prevented.

 

3. Maintain a healthy weight, avoiding overweight or obesity problems.

 

4. Improve mental health. Thanks to physical exercise, it is possible to prevent depression and combat stress.

 

5. Develop muscles and strength, and improve basic physical condition.

 

Style Konsult’s professional image consultant and founder, Jen Auh, will advise you on how to keep your body fit to look your best while following appropriate lifestyle routines. Her tips will make you feel youthful and healthy. Furthermore, feel free to visit our website and explore our services at Style Konsult. Reach out to us anytime on style@stylekonsult.com to get more information on our services and products.