For those of us just starting out it may be extremely daunting to even consider joint the local gym with all those hardened fitness fanatics, we’ll fear not… these work outs will take place in the comfort of your own home. Another benefit of this is that you don’t have to sign up to an expensive contract which will mean more spending money on holiday!
So what type of work out can I do at home? I don’t have any expensive equipment! Bathmate have got you covered. Before you go turning your study into a home gym let’s take a look at some body weight work outs that can be done inside the comfort of your own home.
3 amazing home work-outs
1. The best separated exercises are: burpees, mountain climbers and squat jumps. You haven’t heard about them before? No problem. So the first one is burpees. This is what it looks like. Squatting to the floor, then jumping to your feet to a plank position, jumping back in, and standing up. Why should we do it? This is called “killer exercise” for a reason and it can burn 100 kcal in 10 minutes. Plus you do not need any equipment!
The Second exercise is called the mountain climber. What does it look like? From a push up position you run the knees in and out (as if jogging on the spot but from a crouch) as fast as you possibly can. Mountain climbers makes your heart rate super-fast while building strength and endurance in the core.
The third of these exercises are squat jumps. What does it look like? First of all, squat then jump. From a squat position, jump as high as you can then finish in a squat position. Here, we have some variations. Prisoner squat jumps. This variation needs your hands to be put behind your head. Remember my friend, the more sweat, the better results.
2. Have you ever heard about tabata training?
Tabata is a quick exercise that boosts your metabolism and make your health be even better. You can choose (for example) 4 exercises. Mountain climbers, squats, kickboxing and sprinting. The first round is doing every exercise for 20 seconds as quick as you can, then 30 seconds rest. Do it for 6 times in a row. Trust us there is no better exercise where you can interchange exercises and burn calories at the same time, all whilst doing it at home!
3. Satisfying quick warm up and body weight exercises.
Warm up your joints and body with some yoga moves. I bet that you can remember some warming up techniques from school! If not a quick google search will show you exactly what you need to do to warm up – some people consider the warm up to be the most important part of the work out! Then focus on the exercise, this time it will be the dreaded plank. The plank is a 5 minute work out that can make your body fitter healthier in a month!
High Plank — 40 seconds
Plank Shoulder Taps — 20 reps
Plank Up-Downs — 20 reps
Repeat the circuit as many times as you can within 5 minutes once you’ve got the hang of it – extend the duration!
After this you will feel like your whole body was being exercised! No pain, no gain – right?!
So, how does that shape up for you? As you can see, getting in shape doesn’t need to be an expensive and daunting experience. You have the ability to work out in the comfort of your own home, for free! Remember to consider other things like drinking plenty of water, eating a healthy balanced diet and cutting down on alcohol and cigarettes.
For added measure – get outside! Go for a walk around your local park, enjoy the sights and the scents that come with it. Exercise will release feel good chemicals into the body which will have you not only looking – but feeling incredible too!