When we lose weight, we often think that we are losing fat. But that’s a common myth - usually, when we are dieting to lose weight, we often lose muscle and water along with fat. This can show great initial results, but usually will lead to weight regain, affecting your mood and motivation. When trying to lose weight (and keep it off), it is crucial to incorporate not just aerobic or cardiac exercise, but also strengthening exercises as well.
If you have limited mobility, time, money, or space, here are some exercises that you can do at home to isolate and strengthen different muscle groups. The goal with these exercises is to hold a position without moving for as long as you can. This is a great way of building muscle.