How to Transform Your Home into a Gym
When we think of gym often the two barriers associated with it are time and money. Especially for those who lead a busy life, getting to the gym and paying membership fees can be a bit outrageous.
If you don't want to pay for gym membership, and squeeze in a good gym-sesh even during the most hectic times of the week, you should consider transforming your home into a gym.
Yes, it’s possible to work out and get fit without paying a penny. You won’t need any special equipment, you can work up a sweat and build cardio using basic household items.
No more hanging around and waiting for people to finish their reps so that you can get on the equipment, and no more wasting time for driving to and from the gym.
Here’s how to transform your home into a gym and get in shape without having to go anywhere:
One of the key pieces you need is a mat essential for bodyweight training, warming up, or just doing yoga. It will provide some insulation if the surface you’re practicing on is cold, and also a little cushion can be comforting if you’re on a hard surface.
Resistance bands will allow you to work out without adding weight. They are compact and transportable so you can use them to do just about any type of strength training exercise — shoulder presses, bicep curls, chest presses, tricep extensions, rows, and even squats.
Very few exercises burn calories like skipping rope. 5 minutes of jumping at a very moderate rate burns 50 to 80 calories. Jumping rope helps you build your cardio, improve your agility, increase bone density, and it is also good for the brain as it involves coordination, rhythm, and strategy.
Dumbbells can easily be stored on a rack for strength training round the clock. They can be used for a workout that gets all your muscles working. You can easily build an entire workout circuit with only few moves that target your chest, arms, legs and back.
Tricep Dips on the Sofa
How to build triceps fast? Hold the edge of the sofa with your hands and move your body forward with your legs stretched out in front of you. Slowly dip up and down in a controlled manner to tone those triceps.
Having a set of stairs in your home is an extra bonus! Even a few steps can do the job as it is believed that there is no better free form of cardio than climbing up a serious incline. Did we mention that it’s also an excellent fat burning exercise that will strengthen your lower body perfectly?
Wall squats are amazing for strengthening weak muscles and increasing flexibility. They are also an awesome leg-strengthening exercise that will make your quadriceps leaner and stronger.
Sign Up for Online Training
There are a lots of exercise videos online, especially on Youtube. They require little to no equipment and are taught by excellent fitness instructors who know their stuff. Make sure you select the right program and you are all set for achieving those beach body goals.
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