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You only need these 7 exercises to boost your stamina

Updated on:4 December 2020, 15:49pm IST
You need to increase your stamina and these exercises will do exactly that for you!
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Boosting your stamina is no rocket science but it is definitely a lot of hard work! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Staying at home does have its perks but most of us have used it as an excuse to not exercise.  The result? Many of us have gained extra pounds, lost the stamina that we used to have, and keep getting signs from our body that something is wrong with our health.

A lot of our problems stem from being overweight and the only solution is weight loss.

Truth be told, beginning again after having given up on the workout routine can be tough. This happens primarily because a long break can affect your stamina. Hence, we think you should first build upon that stamina. 

Here are 7 of the most effective exercises that will boost your stamina in just a month:
1. Slow burpees

You must have seen this coming, didn’t you? But, this time we want you to take the burpee real slow. You have to follow the same flow but you literally have to feel each and every move that you are going to make. The trick to this one is inhaling and exhaling with every move.

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Do at least 15 slow burpees in sets of 5 each.

2. Aerobics

Now, this is the most fun way to improve your stamina! There are endless tutorials that are available on the internet to learn from. If you aren’t a fan, give dancing a shot. No matter which video tutorial you choose, make it a point that you do it for at least an hour to boost your stamina.

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Aerobics is for everyone. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
3. Basis steppers

Basic stepper is yet another simple way to get your stamina back on track. Yes, you need to step up and down on it! If you don’t have a stepper at home, you can use a staircase, or even an ottoman will do. Speed and breathing are going to be the key. So, keep a track of the two.

You aim should be 500 steps for each leg!

4. Anulom-vilom

Nothing can beat anulom-vilom when it comes to managing your breath. Your stamina depends, to a very great extent, your breathing technique. Anulom-vilom will help you learn the art of providing your lungs with fresh oxygen that will help you burn more calories than usual.

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Take charge of your stamina with anulom-vilom. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Plank

Most people know that it isn’t as easy as it looks. Planks, however, are the real way to test how good or bad your stamina is. You can try doing different variations like forearm plank, straight arm plank, side plank, etc.

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Ladies, make the most out of those core-strengthening planks.

So, hold that plank as long as you can. What’s more, do at least 8 to 10 planks to get your stamina back.

6. Wall-sits

Stand right next to a wall and take support by resting your back against it. Now, get into a squat position (your back should be touching the wall). You can keep your hand on the waist, on your head, or in front to maintain the balance. Now, maintain this position for as long as you can. Do at least 5 to 8 of wall sits.

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7. Mountain climbers

If your stubborn belly fat is ruining your stamina, you should definitely go for mountain climbers. It is a great cardio and muscle exercise that works wonders for your stamina. To really boost your stamina, hold a plank for 30-seconds and then start with the mountain climber.

Do 50 mountain climbers in sets of 5!

So, you can definitely get your stamina back if you try these exercises!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.