The best at-home workouts don’t necessarily require a ton of equipment—or any equipment—other than your own bodyweight.
Most of us are well aware of the many health benefits of exercise, but finding the discipline to not only start training but to also stick with it is often the hard part.
Whether you’re at the beginning of your fitness journey or in desperate need of some motivation to keep going, you’ll find it on this blog.
Get ready to sweat!
Step ups: Look for a durable box or sturdy bench to bang out some low-impact step ups. This move is great for balance, stabilization, and building strength. Hold some weights or detergent bottles on either side of the body for extra resistance.
Planks: Probably the most effective core workout, planks really do benefit the entire body and require a ton of stabilization throughout your core. Try planks on your forearms, and work up building strength in a side plank if possible
Squats: Try air squats, side step squats, sumo squats, jump squats, and weighted squats. You can even try holding a large bottle of detergent to get some added resistance with your squats, just make sure the lid is on tight!
Wall sits: this effective and simple exercise activates your glutes, hamstrings, and quads. Try a 1:1 approach by working for 30 seconds and resting for 30 seconds, then repeating 3-4 times until you feel the burn.
Jumping Jacks: Time to get your heart rate up. Making sure to raise your hands over your head each time, and keep the cardio going for at least one minute.
Push-ups: A fantastic full-body workout, push-ups work almost every muscle with a huge emphasis on upper body and core strength. Even if you can't do a regular one, consider dropping to your knees or doing them against a countertop to make the transition easier.
Twists: Grab a weight or detergent bottle for added resistance, and pick your feet up off the floor for an even harder challenge.
Sit-Ups: Basic, but effective. Aim for 20 to start, and work your way up to 50 once you’re a pro. Do not tuck your feet under a chair or table for assistance, to get the maximum effect.
High Knees: Jog in place for one minute, lifting each knee as high as you can.
Lunges: Front lunges, back lunges, and even side-to-side lunges are an excellent exercise for targeting the large muscles of the lower body. For an advanced movement, try jump lunges to get your heart rate up.
Mountain climbers: Build strength, endurance, and cardiovascular stamina with mountain climbers. Try them at different paces; go fast if you want to get your heart rate up, or slow down and engage your core for some awesome ab work.
Dips: Sit in a sturdy chair, hands holding the front edge of the seat. Push your butt forward until it is it suspended in front of the seat and your weight is being supported by your arms. Bend elbows and drop your hips toward the floor. Straighten. Do two sets of 10 dips.
Hope this helped & gave you some motivation!
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