The beginning of a new year is a great time to buckle down on your fitness routine or begin a new workout regimen—start your journey to a healthier, stronger you. The only problem is that everyone else has made the same resolution, which means that your gym is an absolute zoo and you may spend hours waiting to use the equipment. Wouldn’t it be great if you could build your own personal gym at home?
Building a home gym is an expensive proposition. But the fact is, you don’t need all of that fancy gym equipment to create a challenging workout routine. There are dozens of workouts that you can do with no equipment at all! Here are 10 fat-busting, muscle-strengthening workouts you can do in the comfort of your home, or in the great outdoors, without any equipment.
Jumping Jacks are the perfect warm-up exercise and also provide great cardio conditioning.
These challenging exercises will build your chest and arm muscles. If you aren’t able to do standard push-ups, start with a modified version on your knees.
Crunches are one of the best exercises for building your abdominal muscles.
Use the steps in your home to build and tone your leg muscles.
Squats will strengthen your hamstrings, glutes and quads. To make these less challenging, simply sit and stand up using a chair. To make them more challenging, incorporate small hand weights.
These exercises are great for building your leg muscles, especially your abductor and adductor muscles. If you can’t do these with your legs straight, start off with your legs bent.
Planks will work your total core system, rather you do a straight arm or elbow stance. You’ll see results in both positions, just remember keep your body straight as possible.
Walking has more impact on your body than you might think! If the weather is nice, go for a walk in your neighborhood or visit a local park. If the weather isn’t cooperating, use the stairs in your home for a more challenging cardio workout.
Jogging in Place
You don’t have to run a marathon to reap the cardio and strength-training benefits of running. You can run in place no matter where you are. Make sure that you purchase a supportive pair of jogging shoes to eliminate stress on your joints.
Turn that music up and dance to your heart’s content! Dancing is not only fun, it also increases your heart rate and provides excellent cardio conditioning.
How will you get fit in 2016? Whether you want to focus on cardio fitness or strength training, you now have no excuse because you can accomplish it with ease from your own home! What are you waiting for? Start busting that butt! Remember to like or follow