Exercises to do while at home
Working out at home is oftentimes the only option for most people. Going to the gym is not easy for some, and usually it can be expensive to pay monthly for a gym membership. This is why working out at home is the best option, and it is all about working out harder because of a lack of gym equipment. These five workouts are perfect for getting a toned and stronger body.
1.) Push Ups + Pull Ups
Push ups alone can be extremely powerful, and when combined with pull ups, expect massive growth. Vince Del Monte has explained this simple workout anybody could do.
All you need for equipment is a pull up bar. We recommend this one from amazon, It’s a decent price at $35, and can fit on almost any doorway.
The goal is to do 200 push ups and 50 pull ups every single day. This perfect upper body workout can push your chest, biceps, and triceps to new heights. The goal is to do it for three whole months every single day while taking a rest on Sunday to recover.
Now, we’re not crazy, you don’t have to do them all at once. You can interval it throughout the day, but the total number should end up at 200 push ups and 50 pulls ups.
2.) Ab Workouts
The simplicity of these workouts is what makes them worth doing to get strong abs.
The first exercise is laying down on the floor, lifting your legs together straight up in front of you up high, and then slowing letting it down back to the floor.
Do this over and over again, and try to do it for 3 sets of 10 reps. This means do the exercise 3 times with 10 repetitions in each exercise.
How to do leg lifts video:
This is the king of ab exercises since its so simple and effective at the same time. Check out the video below on how to do it properly. Like above, do it for 3 sets of 10 reps.
How to do crunches video:
The last exercise to accompany this workout is the plank, which is great for the arms and the abs. Get into a push up position, but instead of being on your hands, go onto your forearms.
Stay there for 30 seconds, and do this repeatedly around 8-10 times. Make sure to tighten your stomach to get the full effect.
How to plank video:
3.) Tabata Training
Now I know you’re probably wondering what the heck “tabata training is” so here is a short video explaining it:
Tabata is fairly vague; however, it’s a unique new way of doing cardio. The idea behind this kind of workout involves doing multiple exercises, whether it’s jumping in place, moving your arms in circles, doing squats, jumps, and other movements.
Find something that fits your style. You can find multiple other videos on YouTube that showcase different Tabata workouts.
Consider making your own up. They only need to be five to ten minutes long of fast paced cardio to develop your endurance and stamina.
4.) Squats And Squat Jumping Workout
Squats are no doubt one of the best ways to get stronger, improve your legs, and attain a stronger body overall.
Doing weightless squats at home are still very beneficial despite having any weights for you to use.
How to do squats at home:
The 100 squat challenge has always been a great workout for exercising your legs without actually needing to hit the gym. Correct form is always vital to remember.
Doing 100 squats a day is very powerful. Try doing them 10 at a time, but try doing an added jump on the tenth one onto your squats. This will give you the extra boost you need.
Now if you’re willing to drop some money, you can grab a couple of weighted kettle bells and hold onto them as you squat. You can check out some of them here.
5.) Jump Rope + Burpees
If you want to do something that is simple and effective, try this workout.
Jump rope for about 30 seconds at high speeds. Do around 10 burpees right after. Take a quick 30 second break before doing it all over again.
Around five to eight reps should be good for you.
If you need a good jump rope, we recommend this one from amazon.com. It’s a very nice rope at only $8 bucks and has a lot of satisfied user reviews.
To do burpees correctly, you only need to stand up straight, bend forwards and put your hands on the floor, jump your feet so that you are in a push up position for a split second, and then jump back to your hands.
All you have to do next is stand back up and jump up to complete one burpee.
Check out this video on how to do burpees properly:
These five workouts may be simple, but they aren’t easy. They require serious work on your part. These all work together to develop your stamina, lose fat, strengthen legs and arms, increase endurance, and even build muscle.