You don’t need to go to the gym and spend a fortune on gym workouts to get the best out of gym workouts and fitness, there is a very good alternative to gym workouts – the alternative is – at home workouts.
There are many at home workouts that you can do. Home workouts take a lot less time than going to the gym. With the gym, you need to travel there, you need to spend time travelling back from the gym, and, you sometimes have to wait until gym equipment becomes available, because other people are using that gym equipment. Therefore, why not save all of that time, and hassle by working out from home?
At home workouts are less hassle, they will save you more time, and they will save you from travelling about. At home workouts will only take you 10 minutes at the minimum, without the hassle.
There are many things that you get to avoid, if you choose to workout from home, instead of working out at the gym. The gym is very commercialised, every time you go to the gym, you feel like you are being forced to but something. Usually you are asked a few times if you would like this membership, or that membership, when you are checking in or out.
It’s annoying right?
Sometimes going to the gym, can feel like you are going to a sales event, rather than going to a place to exercise. Let’s be honest, none of use like to being forced into buying something with sales people, it’s uncomfortable and we just want to exercise without that hassle. At home workouts free you from that hassle.
Gyms can also be overcrowding, especially during the hours that you are going to be going to the gym – straight after work. This means that equipment is being used by other people, so you have to wait until it’s freed up. Why waste time waiting, when you can do the exercises at home in less the time?
Then, there’s the competition. Naturally, we humans compete against other humans. We think about how other people compare to us; this is true when it comes to the gym. This can be intimidating if you are not used to the gym. If you are just starting out at the gym, and others seem to be experts, it can be a little intimidating, right? We just forget that those people have put a lot of time and effort into getting fit.
So, there’s an alternative to all the trappings that the gym offers. And that alternative is to work at home. Working out at home is less intimidating and more relaxing. You are not competing with everyone, you don’t need to worry about your body hang ups, you can just do your exercises without worrying.
Here are a few great exercises that you can do from home, that only take a few minutes to do.
#Squats and Sit-Ups
Squats and sit-ups require no equipment for you to buy, all you need is your body to do squats and sit-ups.
If you don’t want to spend money on exercise machines or tools, then try and do squats and sit-ups. You can do these several times a day. Squats are more difficult to do that sit-ups. So, if you are just starting out, try and start out with sit-ups. Start by doing ten sit-ups in the morning, and ten sit-ups at night, several times throughout the week.
Then, after you have got used to this, try and do squats. Start with doing five in the morning, then five in the evening, for several times a week. This will help you to tone your body, specifically your stomach, legs and arms.
Once you have got used to doing both of them, try and build them up and do more of them. You can start by doing squats and sit-ups at the same time. So, start by doing ten sit-ups, and then do ten squats. Do these several times a week. It will require a lot of physical stamina, so it’s something that you are going to need to build up over time.
Once you have built them up over time, you will be adding more and more to your routine. Just make sure that you are comfortable and don’t over strain your body. Listen to your body, if your body is telling you it’s tired, then stop. Proceeding when your body is telling you it’s tired is dangerous, it could cause an injury. Remember – be safe when you are working out.
#Body Weight Circuit
If you are more advanced in your fitness, then try a body weight circuit!
The body weight circuit is a great way to get fit and make that body look fit. The body weight circuit requires you to do a series of moves, without taking a break. Take a break if you are tired, or exhausted. But, think of it like a fitness class, you’ll catch a breather in between moves, and you’ll do it for a certain length of time, probably about 20 to 30 minutes.
There are several fitness moves that you can do when you are doing this form of exercise. These fitness moves include things such as squats and sit-ups. You will also be doing lunges and you will also be using dumbbells.
Before you start the circuit, take time out to warm up. You should warm up for around 10 minutes, it gives you plenty of time to warm your body up. Then, you will go into the circuit; do ten squats, five push ups, five lunges, and five dumbbell lifts. Try and do this without much of a break (if you can).
Then, when you have done this, go on to do it a second time, after you have done a bit of a break. Only do a second one if you are not exhausted. Then, after you have done any circuit, cool your body down.