If you hate crowded gyms, expensive memberships, and looking at sweaty people every day, you have to check out our favorite home workout list! This list will give you 5 simple workouts that you can do every day to keep you out of pricey gyms. Don’t get lazy, there’s plenty of exercises to be done in the comfort of your own home!
If you think burpees are easy, think again. Burpees hit the legs, the core, the chest, the arms, and its a great cardio home workout. It’s a beautiful smorgasbord of fitness that is a whole workout in itself. If you don’t know what a burpee is, it’s very simple. Start in a standing position and jump as high as you can reaching your arms up. Once you land, squat and drop yourself into a plank position.
From there do a push-up, and then kick your legs back up into a standing position. Repeat. To make this exercise effective, so multiple sets of AMRAP (as many reps as possible) and take 2-minute breaks between each set. Repeating this every day will not only build lean muscle but help with your cardiovascular health.
2. Jump Rope
This is for all the people looking to cut some weight, and improve your endurance. You won’t be building too much muscle with this home workout, but you sure will lose some weight, and help your heart. It was found that 10 minutes a day doing jump rope was comparable to 30 minutes of jogging. Efficient! Just pick yourself up a jump rope, they’re very cheap and start your workout. If you’re a beginner, try jump rope for 10 minutes at a steady pace. If you’re a bit more advanced, try 20 minutes!
3. Upper Body w/Dumbells
If you’re looking to gain some muscles in the arms and chest, this is the workout for you. Get yourself some cheap dumbells from any fitness store and try out these exercises at home! For arms, alternate doing bicep curls and tricep extensions above your head. If you’re looking to build strength, do heavyweight with fewer reps.
If you’re looking for a more toned upper body, do lighter weight, with more reps! After you’re done your arms, you can work your shoulders as well holding the weights by your sides and keeping your arms straight, extend your arms outwards. These home workouts are extremely simple and can easily be done at home without a gym!
4. Lower Body w/ Dumbells
Legs are an essential part of a workout, DON’T SKIP LEG DAY, no matter how much it burns… A few simple ones you can do to get the blood pumping in the morning or after work is some weighted lunges with dumbells to work your quads and your glutes (your bum). After that do some weighted squats with the dumbells to really work your glutes.
To work your calves, simply stand straight, hold the weights and lift your heels off the ground until you’re on your tippy-toes. Finally, if you want to work your hamstrings as well, go on your knees, tuck your feet under the couch or bed to hold you up, and lean forward as if you’re doing a pushup without your hands. Legs burn the next couple days, so maybe take a rest day between leg days…
5. One-Punch Man Workout (A Personal Favorite)
This workout is based on an anime character named Saitama (AKA One-Punch Man). The reason they call him that is that he is so powerful, he destroys every enemy is a single punch and he is extremely bored because of it. Although it’s a TV show, this workout hits every major muscle group and can be done at home, without the use of any weights either! The One-punch Man workout consists of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, and 100 squats every single day (it also includes a 10km run but you may need to leave your house for that unless you have a treadmill).
If you’re strong enough, do all of them without pause, but most of us may need a break in between, so split them up into whatever sets you would like! It hits all the major muscle groups and it may seem simple enough, but I guarantee it will have your whole body burning and yield major results if you stay on track!