No Gym? No equipment? No problem! How to workout at home August 30, 2017

by Greer Tips and Tricks

We’ve teamed up with #TomTomSports to give you some tips on how to work out in the comfort of your own home!

Can’t bear the thought of dragging yourself to the gym after a long day at work? Don’t want to wake up at 5am to push yourself at a 6am spin class? Want to be able to get some exercise in on your own schedule, in the comfort of your own home?

We’ve got five simple exercises to help you with that, and, what’s more, you don’t need any equipment either!

how to workout at home

1. Push-ups

Time needed: Two minutes

Love it or hate it, the classic push-up is a core calisthenics staple, and should be one of the main exercises you rely on when working out at home. Not only does it hit your core, but it works your deltoids, chest, triceps, forearms and biceps, making it a killer exercise to build upper mass. The key thing though, is to get the form correct. Here’s how.

Repeat for up to 10 reps in 3 sets.

2. Star jumps

Time needed: Two minutes

You might think star jumps are just for kids in gym class, but they’re a solid work out exercise that’ll have you gasping for breath if you’ve pushed yourself right. Not only do they act as a great cardiovascular activity, star jumps are a good way of engaging your quads, helping to define the largest muscles in your legs. Repeat this up to 10 times for 3 sets, or slot it in between other exercises. You’ll be dripping with sweat in no time.

3. Burpees

Time needed: Three minutes

Despite the weird name, burpees are incredibly effective, as the frog-like movement hits a load of different muscle groups, making this a great exercise to add to your at-home routine. You’ll soon love to hate them, though; they can be pretty gruelling. Mix it up by adding press-ups, or holding your plank for as long as you can.

how to workout at home

4. Squats

Time needed: Three minutes

The mighty squat: equally loved and loathed, but a powerful addition to your workout. Embrace the squat and you’ll be on your way to strong quadriceps, although you’ll need to lock down your form to see the key benefits. Repeat up to 10 times for three sets, or even combine with push-ups, burpees and star jumps for a truly killer full body workout.

 

5. Plank

Time needed: 30 Seconds+

The plank itself is a great exercise that helps build your core, stamina and endurance. It might look simple, but keep your form tight and planking really hits your abdominals.

If you’re starting out, aim for around 30 seconds each time you plank, and increase the duration once you feel confident. Combine the plank with any of the exercises above, and you’ll be on your way to an excellent routine you can do practically everywhere.

 

 

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