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Easy At-Home Exercises for a Weight Gainer (30 Mins)

Weight Gain Exercises to try at Home

I always get questions from my readers on whether we need to go to gym inorder to gain weight or not. If you are severely underweight, I suggest you not to hit the gym too early. Try some appetite boosting pills whether it is natural or allopathic at first. Once you are approaching the your healthy weight, hit the gym.

Here are some exercises which you can try at your own home without having to leave for the gym.

The reason why I say this is because, if you’re severly underweight, you should be actually trying to save your calories from the food intake rather than burn it out. Your body desperately needs the calories you are in taking now. Infact, it is only on a shortage of calories (hence you’re underweight). Only if you are getting enough calories in excess (rather than what your body utilises for functioning) you will be able to gain weight.

So concentrate on saving your calories rather than spenting it (especially in a gym) while you are severely underweight. Once you have gained enough, you can hit the gym and engage your muscles.

Weight gain and exercise together were found to be something of a mismatch for me until I was serious about my weight gain plan. Ever since then I have been looking for some weight gain exercises which I could try at the comforts of my home itself. So here is the comprehensive post for all of us who are into the weight gain plan and can’t hit the gym.

Why is it necessary to exercise even if you are on a weight gain diet?

Once you start gaining a few pounds you can see that in the absence of the exercises you will have fat deposits in the odd parts of your body. For me, I started seeing the difference with a bulging stomach. It was disgusting because I honestly dislike belly fat! Plus, exercising regularly helps you increase your appetite to a good extent. In short, exercises help in toning the body the right way it should be!

Those people who are on a weight gain journey should follow resistance training exercises also called for strength training or weight training exercises are helpful in building strength and size of the muscles in our body. These exercises do not burn as many calories as the cardio workouts. Hence, it is the best for people like us.

Few Exercises worth trying at the comforts of your home:-

  • Squats:
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Stand with your feet placed shoulder-width apart and raise your arms to the front. Push your hips down and bend your knees. Look straight and keep your back flat. Squat down as low as you can. Get back to the starting position and repeat 20 times. It helps in toning thighs, calves, and hips.
  • Pushups:
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They are the best for upper arms. Place your arms on the ground hands placed slightly wider than your shoulder width. Lower your chest until it almost reaches the ground, squeezes the glut, and keep your abs tight. Then raise your body with the support of your arms, by keeping your elbows close to the sides of your body. Do 10 such pushups.
  • Triceps Dips:
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Take a stable chair. Sit at the edge of the chair and hold the edges with your hands. Now come upward, move out from the seat and lower your butt towards the floor and hold the posture by keeping the pressure on the heels of your hands. Return to the sitting position. Repeat 5 times.
  • Crunches:


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This exercise is the best for removing belly fat. Lie flat on the carpet with your knees bent and feet placed on the floor. Cross the arms in front of the chest and lift your torso up towards the ceiling by using the abdominal muscles keep then contracted. stop at the peak position and slowly lower your torso to the carpet while inhaling using a controlled movement. Repeat for 10 times.
  • Brisk Walking:
If you do not have sufficient time to get out to the park for a walk, do not worry. You can move around your house, maybe in a veranda for a brisk walk. Start slowly in the initial days and then increase the speed in the upcoming days. Walk for a maximum of 20 minutes.
All these exercises are great to give us the desired results. So don’t miss out these weight gain exercises.
N.B:- The images used in this post are taken from the internet.

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