Do you hate going to the gym? I’ll share with you the best home workout routines to get results. The exercises below will not require weights or running long distances. All you need are supportive, athletic quality shoes to protect your feet and a little bit of room so you can stretch out.
Studies show that doing exercises using your own bodyweight has benefits ranging from a lower risk of injury than those performed with weights or machines, to increasing your functional fitness. Add in the fact that you can do them anywhere, and how could you not want to give these quick routines a try?
Routines By Section Of The Body
Squats – Why should you do squats? Studies show squats help you run faster, develop more mobility in the body which in turn decreases pain, increase your vertical jump and strengthen your core. Who could ask for more from one exercise?!? Variations include: overhead squats, single-legged squats and wide stance squats.
Lunges – This simple move works your calves, quads, glutes, and hamstrings,and give your legs a nice athletic tone. Lunges like squats also burn a ton of calories with simple movement. Variations include: Forward lunges, static lunges, and hamstring lunges
The Routine: Alternate doing 20 regular squats, 20 lunges with each leg, then 20 wide stance squats until failure. If you can’t quite do 20 of each yet, make it your goal to do as many of each as you can until you work up to sets of 20.
Arms, Back and Chest
Push-Ups – Push-ups are one of the greatest tests of strength and endurance. Because they engage the entire body they are also awesome for fat burning and creating lean muscle mass. Variations include: Wide Fly Push-Ups, Decline Push-Ups, Incline Push-Ups
Dips – Dips work the triceps, chest and shoulders and help give your arms a toned and well-defined look.
Supermans: These help to build and strengthen both your back and core.
The Routine: Alternate max push-ups, 20 Superman, and max dips until failure
Give these two routines and try, and you tell me if you don’t see a major improvement in both your endurance and muscle mass. Sometimes, simple is just better.