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Exercises To Build And Maintain Muscle Mass At Home
We know that push-ups work the chest, triceps, shoulders, and multiple other muscles, besides increasing your upper body strength (beginner’s guide to ace push-ups at home). But there’s more you can do to maintain mass muscle at home. Here are some of the exercises you can do at home!
1. Lateral leg raises
For each leg, do 5 lifts with your toe flexed, 5 with your toe pointed, and 5 with your toe pointed toward the ceiling. These are core and lower body exercises that help in building mass muscle.
2. Water bottle curls with 5 kg water bottle
Hold a 5 kg or 1 litre water bottle in each hand, stand with your feet apart and curl the water bottles up towards your shoulders with your palms facing in. This exercise builds up your forearms and biceps.
3. Water bottle shoulder overheads press with 5 kg water bottles
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a 5 kg water bottle in each hand. Raise the water bottles and take them overhead, pause for a few seconds, and then bring your hands down. This exercise works up your entire triceps and shoulders, says Singh.
4. Shoulder front raises with bottle
Stand straight with your feet a little apart and hold a water bottle in each hand. Extend your shoulders and elbows to drive the water bottles straight up. This exercise targets your biceps and shoulders.
5. Pelvic exercise
Lie down on the floor on your back and then lift the hip up and squeeze it. You need to hold each squeeze just for a few seconds and then release it. This helps to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which further enhances your bowel and bladder control.
6. Rowing back exercise
Rowing back exercise is done by holding any grill and pulling the body towards the grill. This works your back and upper arms and helps to build your entire upper body strength.
7. Spot walking
While walking on the spot, raise your knee up to the hip level and swing your hands the way you do when you walk outdoors. Walking on the spot is simple and an effective exercise, says Singh. It helps to burn calories, improves your cardiovascular fitness and also increases the strength and endurance of your leg muscles.
You also need to focus on proper nutrition to maintain muscle mass. Increase your intake of proteins by consuming foods such as chicken, fish and eggs. Also, take proper rest and have an optimal amount of sleep each day!