Want to work out but you don’t have a gym available?
Before you head back to your couch and eat some snacks, realize you only need two things to work out in your home: your body and about five feet of space.
If you’ve got extra equipment lying around, a kettlebell, dumbells, jump rope, or even some heavy water bottles, you can add these to the mix too.
In this post, we’re going to share some exercises to do in your home to stay fit when you can’t go out.
One of the best tools you can use to level up your exercises is your own bodyweight.
Pushups are one of the best bodyweight exercises out there. They work out a ton of different areas of your body in one quick movement. If you can’t do a full push up from the plank position, you can still do them effectively with your knees on the ground and work your stamina up from there.
Lunges are all about working your legs and bottom. Start easy and slow with these, otherwise, you might really feel the burn the next day! Another great thing about lunges is there are lots of different varieties and modifications you can do to target certain areas.
Squats help improve your lower body and your core. This is another great bodyweight exercise that can work wonders. If you find yourself struggling to get into a good position place a straight-backed chair right behind you and move as if you were going to sit down (but don’t actually sit).
Even if you never plan on throwing a punch in real life, there’s no doubt that boxers are fit. So proactive like them. Hop around a bit on the balls of your feet while you practice a variety of punches. Don’t forget to bob and weave too. This is a surprisingly good cardio workout.
Turn on your favorite mix and have a dance party. If you’re worried about the noise, grab your wireless headphones and move around for a good 30 minutes. You’ll find that it’s a great way to get in a bit of cardio and build up a little bit of sweat without feeling like you are working out.
Workouts With Equipment
If you do have some small weights or other workout tools in your home, then you can add these to your routine too.
Dumbell Lifts and Squats
There are a bunch of things you can do with a set of dumbbells, including bicep curls, lifts, and squats. If you don’t have dumbbells you can use this makeshift solution: fill milk jugs or water bottles with water and use them as makeshift weights to lift.
While this might not be the best exercise if you live in an apartment and have a downstairs neighbor, you don’t need a ton of space. Jumprope is a good workout for your wrists and lower body. It’s also great for building up your cardio too, which is hard to do with most in-home workouts.
You can also find a ton of great examples of exercises do in your home on YouTube too.