Many people say they want to exercise but don’t have the time to get to a gym. To that I say, so what? You can have just as good a workout from home! Here are a few tips to help you have a fantastic home workout:
Make The Most Of The Space You Have
A lot of people think that you need a home gym to do home workouts. This is not the case at all. If you have the opportunity to create a home gym, then by all means, do it! But, most people won’t. Instead, you have to make the most of what you have. All you need is enough space to lie down in. If you can find a place in your house where you can lie down, that’s all the room you need. You can do press ups, crunches, burpees. I bet you can do a complete cardio workout, in that small space. You don’t need huge open rooms and a home gym to have a good workout. So, no more excuses, I bet you’ll find enough space to train in if you look hard enough.
Get Some Home Equipment
You can work out from home using no equipment at all. But, to make your workouts even better, there are a few things you should buy. Get your hands on some resistance bands or a couple of kettle bands. Resistance bands are great for a whole number of reasons. Personally, I like using them in my ab workouts. They add an extra bit of a challenge. Kettlebells are also great for cardio and muscle building reasons. If you have the room, you can do some kettlebell swings to tone those legs and glutes. Then, consider getting a pull-up bar and a barbell. Having a pull-up bar at home means you can do pull-ups and hanging leg raises too. A barbell gives you lots of options, you can use it to squat, shoulder press, or do barbell curls. Adding this equipment to your home workouts can make them more intense and improve your results.
Use Your Stairs
There may be some of you who read that heading and now have a puzzled look on your faces. What do stairs have to do with a home workout? Well, they can be the only thing you need for a killer cardio workout. Running up and down your stairs can be very tough. Especially if you adopt interval training techniques and make changes. Run up them as fast as you can for an entire minute. Make sure you walk back down each time! Then, rest for thirty seconds and go again. You can alter it so instead of running; you lunge up the stairs. This can be a great leg workout! You could even use your stairs for incline/decline push ups. They’re a great thing to use for an amazing home workout.
You don’t have to have a crazy mansion to workout from home. I know guys and gals that have been working out at home for years, in their small bedrooms. Take these tips on board and you’ll have a great home workout.