|No Time For The Gym? - Dorm Room Exercises Combat College Weight Gain
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No Time For The Gym? - Dorm Room Exercises Combat College Weight Gain
As you have undoubtedly heard, college students around the country are
gaining weight at a rapid rate. A recent study by Cornell University found
that on average, college freshman gain about 0.5 pounds a week, which is
almost 11 times more than the average weight gain among 17-and 18-year olds
and almost 20 times more than the average weight gain among American adults.
Exercise is a great way to ward off extra pounds, but what college student
really has time to visit a gym multiple times each week? Hectic, stressful
schedules are almost always partially to blame for the extra weight gain in
the first place! A great solution is to find exercises that you can perform
right in your dorm room.
Try out the following Dorm Room Exercise Routine right in your own room!
Please remember to consult your physician before beginning an exercise
Equipment: Optional Dumbbells or Barbell – This can be done simply with
Starting Position: Stand with your feet together and a barbell across your
shoulders, or, if using bodyweight, hands on your hips. Take a large step
forward and bend your knees down into a lunge position.
Movement: Exhale as you press yourself back up to a standing position, or
continue through with your step into another lunge.
Equipment: Optional Exercise Matt
Starting Position Beginner: Get on all fours on the matt with your hands
directly under your shoulders. Walk your knees back until your upper body is
stretched out and your back is flat.
Starting Position Advanced (shown in picture): From the all fours position,
walk your feet back until your body is stretched out and your back is flat.
Movement: Inhale as you slowly lower your body down towards the matt. Be
sure to keep your back straight and to not allow it to sag in the middle.
Exhale as you press yourself back up to the starting position.
Equipment: Optional Exercise matt
Starting Position: Lie on your back on the matt with your knees bent and
feet flat on the floor. Support your head by placing your hands behind it,
and keep your eyes turned up towards the ceiling throughout the entire
Movement: Exhale as you raise your upper body up a few inches off of the
matt by contracting your abs. Be sure to keep your back straight and avoid
pulling yourself up with your hands. Hold yourself in this contracted
position for a moment before slowly lowering yourself back down to the
Couple the above exercises with regular walks or jogs around campus, and
you will be well on your way to combating college weight gain. For more
information on dorm room exercises and avoiding college weight gain visit
www.AvoidTheFreshman15.com. You don't have to be stuck with unwanted weight
gain just because you are a busy college student!
Diana Keuilian, Certified Personal Trainer, and author of "Avoid The
Freshman Fifteen", has a proven method for avoiding college weight gain.
Visit www.AvoidTheFreshman15.com to learn more. She is also the head
Fitness Trainer for the nation’s leading online fitness site
http://www.HitechPersonalFitness.com and board member of
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