Who said that the only way to get a good workout in was at the gym? If you can workout when you go to the gym then there is absolutely no reason you can’t at home! It is actually pretty silly to be a gym goer and not have some sort of home routine for those days you just don’t feel like going. Having a general home workout routine that doesn’t require any machines or equipment give you no excuses to not get a quick 10-minute workout on your lazier days. Not only is that extra activity going to benefit you, but you are going to work your body differently than you do in the gym; this is especially important to exercise all the different kinds of muscles in a variety of ways.
So you might be thinking how the heck you can even do a workout at home. A lot of people have the impression that the only workouts they can do at home are sit ups and push ups and this is entirely not true! It’s actually really easy and quite simple for anyone to do these exercises when they have some free time. All you need is some space to move around in your home. Make sure you stretch before every workout as well; this should be done to ensure you don’t hurt yourself when you exercise. Without further ado, let’s go into our no excuses workouts list!
Planks are one of the best exercises for your core and there are so many different variations you can do. It’s easy to do if you haven’t done it before. Simply get into the push-up position and keep your arms extended. Do 30 seconds at first and with each time you incorporate it into your routine, see how much longer you can go. It may seem like it’s easy, but it’s really not! If you interested in the variations, you can do a simple search on side planks as well which are great for your core as well.
Squats are very good for working out your legs and glutes. Simply place your feet at around shoulder’s width apart with your toes facing forward. Now squat down to make at least a 90-degree angle with your knees while keeping them above your ankles, rather then letting them go forward. A good way to know if you are doing squats right is that you should be able to wiggle your toes while you perform the exercise. This means your weight is distributed correctly.
- Jumping Jacks
While this may bring you back to being in middle school gym class, jumping jacks are a great full body workout as well as an easy way to get some cardio in. You don’t have to do too many, a couple sets of 10-20 incorporated in your home workout routine should do you just fine.
Believe it or not, yoga is a great way to get in a workout without dealing with anything high intensity. Not only is yoga good for the mind and soul, your body will thank you too. Your body’s circulation will improve and your core will get stronger. If you don’t know where to start, it’s easy to get a YouTube video to help guide you through a simple yoga routine. You will guaranteed feel a difference in your body afterwards.
Surely there are more exercises you can do at home, since this list is just to name a few. Working out at home can be just as fun as working out at the gym. Find yourself some time today to get home workout in with these exercises and you’ll realize there really are no excuses!