A Guide to Home Workouts
There are lots of at-home workouts to bulk up your muscles. Training by yourself with just bodyweight, or minimal equipment, is often enough for you to get in the great shape that you desire.
Bodyweight exercises are great for quick home workout. There are hundreds of exercises for each muscle group in different combinations. You can pick exercises that are easy and fun, or challenging and time-consuming. If your gym membership is only a few months out, you may want to try doing quick at-home workouts in your home gym. There are a lot of exercises to choose from. For example, there are squats, lunges, push-ups, pull-ups, chin-ups, handstand push-ups, pistols, cleans, chin-ups, toe exercises, reverse crunches, reverse extensions, front leg lifts, double leg lifts, single knee straighteners, leg press-ups, rope face-ups, plyometrics, rowing machines, treadmills, jump ropes, running and walking.
An exercise that I like is called cycling because it’s so effective. Cycling is a great way to burn calories and to build great muscles quickly. With cycling, you don’t have to do a whole lot of exercise. You can just pedal a little faster and harder every time you go for a break. This is a great way to reduce boredom and stress.
I think the best kind of workout to do from home is using exercise equipment that provides good form. Good form is a necessity if you want to keep injury away and get faster results. I’m a fan of both cycling and ring tubing. The foam roller has been my personal “must-have” piece of exercise equipment because it helps me get good form, even without a spotter.
Another good piece of workout equipment is a pair of dumbbells. The more weight you can add to the dumbbells, the more resistance you will be able to provide. Dumbbell workouts are the bread and butter of all fitness workouts. They provide a good all around workout for all the major muscle groups. On a side note, I hate looking down at a dumbbell while working out! It’s too easy to slip off the handle and injure yourself.
Another piece of home exercise equipment that you need for at-home workouts is a bodyweight bench or workout bench. A bodyweight bench provides an alternative to a gym, especially if you don’t feel secure working out in public. You can also use bodyweight benches for isolation sets, or simply for warming up before you jump into your actual at-home exercises.
One last piece of home exercise equipment that I would like to mention is a yoga mat. The mat can be used as either a warming up or a cool-down tool. Yoga is great because it increases flexibility, which burns fat and calories. Many people also find that yoga helps them stay fit and maintain a healthy mental state, which is something that I think all of us could benefit from.
These are just a few items that I have found to be very helpful while doing home workouts. I recommend using these items along with a DVD to really learn how to do the workout correctly and get the maximum benefits. If you want to do workouts from home, take the time to review some of the information in this article.